Fresh snow on Vancouver Island – from Port Angeles (Feb. 25, 2014)

Good morning Canada from Port Angeles, WA USA! Fresh snow and sun shining on the mountains on Vancouver Island across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, west of Victoria, BC. Beautiful!feb25snowCAmountains

365 Project – 100: Swinging in Whistler Village amidst the Olympic rings – Whistler, B.C. (April 10, 2013)

One last photo of the girls on a swing in Whistler Village with the Olympic rings in the background. 🙂

365 Project – 99: Smiles and the Olympic Rings in Whistler Village – Whistler, B.C. (April 9, 2013)


365 Project – 96-98: On the Horseshoe Bay, BC ferry (April 8, 2013)

For our annual ski trip to Whistler, B.C. from Port Angeles we took the “leisurely” route via two ferries: Blackball Coho ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, then an hour drive up to Nanaimo to catch the ferry to Horseshoe Bay. For our two families, packed into our SUV with rocket on top, it was way more fun driving less and getting out of the car and relaxing more. Only 2 hours sitting in the car versus 5-6 hours if we drove via Bellingham. The option to eat on the ferry is fun too, whether you do the buffet with big vistas, or hit the cafe’ for a salmon burger (my hubby’s fav), soft-serve ice cream (the girls choice), or a simple steamy latte’ (yup, for ME!) We were fortunate enough to get a gorgeous day to ride the Horseshoe Bay ferry so the views and fresh air from the sun deck were amazing, giving us all a chance to stretch our legs and laugh at the girls trying to wield their long hair in the wind. 🙂 Even before arriving at Whistler, just riding the ferries gave us a fun start to our vacation!!


365 Project – 94: BFFs – color or black and white? (April 8, 2013)

Looking for your opinion please! 🙂 THANKS!  Took this photo of the girls on the BC ferry to Horseshoe Bay and I love the hug and giggles in this pic, but, can’t decide on which version I like better!  I think I prefer the black and white version better but, what do you think? And, I’d love your feedback on the b&w post processing. Too bright? Or, for the original version, you think the saturation could be bumped up a bit?  Appreciate your opinions! – Meels



365 Project – 91: Family spring break – Whistler, B.C. (April 5, 2013) #whistler

I’m behind on my 365 project but here are a few iPhone pics from Whistler, B.C. where we’re enjoying our spring break getaway. First one is of the girls at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and the rock climbing pic was taken at Core Whistler. Life is good…having fun and feeling grateful. 🙂



365 Project – 283: A whimsical bike (Victoria, Canada) (October 10, 2012)

Shutter Speed: 1/50, Aperture: F/9.0, ISO: 200

This was outside one of the houseboats at Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria, B.C.  Is it a house decoration or does someone colorful ride about town on this whimsical bike?  Hmmm…is it YOURS??  🙂

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365 Project – 282: The Empress (Victoria, Canada) (October 9, 2012)

Shutter Speed: 1/160, Aperture: F/16, ISO: 200

Taken a few weeks ago during a weekend getaway to our neighboring country just a ferry ride away…Victoria, B.C.

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365 Project – 213: Whirligig daisies and a lotta’ bokeh (July 31, 2012)

Shutter Speed: 1/100, Aperture: F/1.4, ISO: 400

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