Vancouver Mosaic

All photos taken on February 5, 2022.

Our duties done and suitable weather along our return route home meant that it was now time to make the long trek back to Alberta. Ahhhh, do we really have to? Before climbing into the car, we opted to give our heads and the roads a bit more time to clear and headed off for one last snowless walk.

Vancouver Mosaic ©

The time had come to head away,

just one more walk to mark the day.

Through the West End, down to the Bay

smell of green grass and salt air spray

budding trees, waterbirds at play

under cloudy skies, leaden grey.

Our walk over, no more delay,

time to head out on the highway,

ere roadwork and snow block the way,

we had to get home, come what may.

Vancouver mosaic display

locked in our memories to stay.

The magnolia trees were budding out already – Can you believe it? They do look a bit like an abstract mosaic. The colours really show up with a flash.

Colour palette bike share station near Denman
Blossoms everywhere
so nice to get a preview of spring

English Bay is seldom without ships waiting to load or unload

Barrow’s Goldeneye turns away

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

14 thoughts on “Vancouver Mosaic

    1. It was for sure Linda. In March 2020, we were there to see the blooms open, before we drove home during Covid. This time, we saw buds starting. One day, we will be there when the blossoms are in their prime. Thanks for reading. Happy Tuesday. Allan

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