Our 34th Anniversary Trip to Vancouver Island, BC. – part 1

So it all started pretty early on a thursday.  The tide would be all the way out at 10am in Birch Bay, one of my favorite beaches.  We got up early, had some breakfast on the way and made it there with time to spare.  We stopped at Woods Coffee right off the exit to Birch Bay.  As I was uploading photos I realized what this cup said and thought it was very fitting for the trip. We didn’t waste any more time, put our rubber boots on and headed out.  Although when I got back I felt the shallow water and it was really warm.  I had wished I had walked out there barefoot to get some “earthing” in.  Nothing better than water and earth. I love my Tretorn Boots.  I’ve had them for a long time and they are always perfect for playing outside with the dogs as well as traipsing through water. So after satisfying my craving for beach walking (and rock collecting), we hopped back in the car and headed across the border into Canada.  It was about 11:30 and was perfect timing as we only had 3 cars in front of us.  The border can […]

Wonderful Museum of Totems

About a month ago, we found ourselves in Vancouver, BC for a day and a half and decided to pay a taxi driver to take us to the Museum of Anthropology.  Between the cost of the taxi up and back again and admission, it was close to $100 to see it, but it was pretty epic and amazing.  This is the walkway just outside of the museum.  We got there just as they opened which was awesome as we were able to take shots without a bunch of people there….except for the one lady in a bright yellow raincoat.  🙁 These shots were all taken for my own reference for future art projects but I thought you might be inspired as well. These are photographs from photographs.  They have these in books you can look through. These are all in another section of the museum and showcase similar artifacts from various places in the world. This is in a special exhibit they were having from Portugal.  What I love most about this one are the shadows…the shapes cast.