Thursday, June 9, 2011

Weekend Reflections and SkyWatch Friday: B.C.

 Some time ago we motored north up the coast of Vancouver Island to spend an afternoon with a much-loved aunt.
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On this cold and drizzly weekend, I took uncommonly few shots, deterred by the dampness that settled into my bones - and my camera - each time I stepped outside.
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I expected little of the photos, but once copied to the computer, decided they told a tale of life on our rainforest shoreline and might be worth sharing.
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 Artists like Onley and Markgraf have used the same cool grays and blues to depict our mountains, so often enshrouded with cloud...water reflecting back the weak sun as it attempts to break through.
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While I in no way liken my work to theirs, I do hope these shots impart at least a little of the mystery and magic this province weaves around the hearts of those who love it.
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For more skies from around the world, check out this link:
http://skyley.blogspot.com/
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And for wonderful reflections, stop in at the site below:
http://newtowndailyphoto.blogspot.com/

23 comments:

Barbara said...

I think they're gorgeous! Love the puddle reflection.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A beautiful, romantic ambience in these photos! The clouds are amazingly low in the third photo!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh, so pretty! Love the puddle too. I keep eyeing up one down the road but never have my camera with me walking home from work when I see it...

Jillsy Girl said...

Maybe I'm just glad I don't feel the dampness, but that first shot is breathtaking!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh these are spectacularly beautiful, Lynette! We are lucky in these parts, arent we?

aka Penelope said...

Ah … I love the misty grays and blues around our coastline, Lynette. You caught the hues well and the water is so luminous. How lovely also to discover the sky clouds captured in the water of your last photo!

Pat said...

What a beautiful island environment, Lynette. I can feel the cool moisture in your gray/blue photos. Absolutely lovely. I hope you had a delightful visit with your much-loved aunt.

Tomorrow (Friday), Jerry and I are going to the 70th wedding anniversary of his dear aunt (his dad's sister) and uncle. They were about 18 and 19 when they were married. They are so sweet and in love--still live in their own home, are sharp as can be and very active in their church and community. I love Jerry's relatives. His dad was one of 6 children and his mom was one of 9 children, so he has lots of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

BC truly is God's Country, isn't it?

P.S. Go Canucks!

Lynette said...

Magic and mystery abound here. I've enjoyed browsing some of your recent posts. I like that so many of your photos have an exquisite expansiveness.

Kay L. Davies said...

Might be worth sharing. Might? They are gorgeous!
I love the BC coast, as I may have mentioned, once or twice.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Wanda said...

I never tire of lovey reflections. These are stunning.

ladyfi said...

Wow... the scenery, the soft colours and the reflections all weave a wonderful kind of magic!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous, dramatic skies, beautiful reflections and what a fantastic place! I do love your captures for the day! Magical indeed! Have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

forgetmenot said...

It may have been a cold, rainy weekend, but you sure got some great photos!!! Beautiful scenes--lovely place to be. Mickie :)

Deborah said...

You capture scenes beautifully, these are just a pleasure to see.

adrielleroyale said...

These are great pics - love the serenity. :)

Stan said...

What can I say that hasn't already been posted?! Just a superb set of images-- kudos!!

joo said...

Beautiful place, and beautiful photos!
Have a great weekend:)

'Tsuki said...

That is such a lovely place... Thanks for sharing those views with us.

Regina said...

Wow gorgeous scenes and captures!
Happy weekend reflections!

" Regina "

Rajlakshmi said...

gorgeous captures :D
The first one totally blew me off :D
amazing captures :D

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A perfect description of the Pacific Northwest, on either side of the border. Magical and mysterious it can be -- but cold and damp and hard on the old bones too ;>).... your pictures show the best side of a misty day!

Wren said...

Lovely. Breathtaking. What a joy to live close to such beauty.