from Vancouver

Girl in a Wetsuit

and not


Little Mermaid

Inside Butchart Gardens


Vancouver Island

British Columbia

In Vancouver,

we discovered

The Laughing Giants

of Stanley Park


Some of the Chemainus…

…Murals on Vancouver  Island.

Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain produced…

…these wood carvings…

…still on a woody theme the restaurant atop

Grouse Mountain also had this piece on display.

In downtown Victoria (BC)

is this living statue titled

Orca and Calf.

Unfortunately the calf is on the other side

of its mother and barely visible.


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Public-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Public-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Public-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:…Public-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Public-Art

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Sofia:…Public-Art

Lens-Artist Photo-Challenge John:…Public-Art

Lens-Artist-Photo-Challenge Donna:…Public-Art






quirky food

not sure what it is, or even if they do know what it is,
it’s been cooked or presented in a way that’s unfamiliar to them.

Perhaps Black Forest Cake, is not really a quirky food,

however, I had no idea that it would be filled

with layers of cream.


The first time someone told us about Beaver Tails

I imagined lots of beavers minus a big fat tail.

It wasn’t until we were up on Grouse Mountain

that I noticed the lack of tail less beavers.

Signage was still advertising Beaver Tails

for consumption though.

It reminded me of a week or so earlier,

after a 14 hour flight from Brisbane we were

directed ‘…go past Tim Hortons…’

in the Vancouver airport.

At least I could envision a Beaver Tail…but

a Tim Horton had me stumped.

One was a tasty pastry while the

other served good coffee.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Quirky-Foods






a person employed to look after the passengers
on a ship, aircraft, or train.


During our Vancouver – Alaska Cruise,

each night we came back to our cabin

to find a towel…


…had been left as an animal

by our cabin stewards.





A London Bridge goodbye,


Port of Vancouver,


Stanley Park



Lake Lucerne…





Corio Bay






the emotions or conduct of friends;
the state of being friends.

London Bridge friends and…


…and more friends at

Port of Vancouver


From memory, these two students/friends were shooting

a fashion assignment at Melbourne’s

Saint Kilda Pier


Half a world away two friends appeared

to be enjoying…


…another photo shoot in Canada’s

Stanley Park









a mythical sea creature with the head and trunk of
a woman and the tail of a fish, conventionally depicted
as beautiful and with long flowing golden hair.

Initially, I thought that this swimmer looked a little

like a mermaid struggling in the wild surf of the day.

Zooming in, however, it appears that again I was incorrect…


…as I was when I first viewed this statue

of a girl in a wetsuit from


Stanley Park.











cut (something) into pieces with repeated sharp blows
of an axe or knife

A steady hand, a sharp chisel and a fast-spinning lathe…

…Quickly sees all unwanted pieces of wood

chopped off leaving a smooth table leg

in its place.

A band saw cuts/chops a section of wood from this block.

Wood, cut into lengths ready for splitting…


…on Vancouver’s

Grouse Mountain,

British Columbia



Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Chop