Friday, January 16, 2015

Just a little bit of where I live - beautiful BC

Malahat Summet look-out view of Vancouver Island.

Today was an especially early start for me, I headed up Island to meet a friend and spend some time with her. Sunrise was about 8:22am today, and as I drove over the Trans Canada #1 Highway the sun was just peeking it's lazy head up over the horizon.  I decided to stop at the Malahat Summit lookout to capture a few pics, and I was very glad I did. I was rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise, warm and golden, promising of the spring to come.  The pics may be a little grainy because they were taken on my iPhone.  This is looking over to the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island.  

It's been pretty grey and drizzly for the last week. I was extremely happy to see my friend the sun, but he sure likes to wake up late during the winter and go to bed early.  Given a choice, I think I would have liked to get up late too! But I'm a busy girl with places to go & things to do, so I was up with the chickens and beat the sun out of bed. 

The sun is still a little sleepy, but starting to stretch upwards into the sky.  Good morning Mr. Sun! Would love it if you got up a little earlier & stayed a little longer, I am craving spring of a long rainy winter.  We have the mildest climate in Canada, but winter tends to be never ending grey with fog and rain.  We are starting to see signs of spring here and there, a few misguided trees are starting to blossom, but the forecasters are calling for cold next week, so it may stall out an early spring.  February and March can be quite unpredictable here and we have gotten snow & freezing tempuratures. We aren't as warm as California or as sunny, our winter is more like their winter with mild temps, but with a case of ugly mood syndrome.

The little blip in the water in front of the island is the Mill Bay ferry that cuts out at least an hour of driving.

This pic is looking towards Vancouver on the mainland.  On a beautiful clear day you see mountains in the distance. It was soon time to get on my way and skiddadle up to Ladysmith.


I was almost to my friends,  when I spotted this view of this beautiful little island.  I had to stop and take this picture, to me it was simply magical. 


10 comments:

SonjaM said...

I am glad, Dar you took the time and captured this beautiful sunrise for us. Spectacular!

Martha said...

Simply beautiful. Nothing is as wonderful as a sunrise.

Shybiker said...

Hey Dar -- a friend of mine is hosting a big blogger-meetup in Vancouver in July and I'm going! If there's any chance, I hope I can see you while I'm there. You are, of course, welcome to attend the event yourself. Info: http://suzannecarillo.com/contact/40-blogger-meet-up-2015/

Richard M said...

Beautiful photos! I love the second island photo.

Scooterchick said...

Very beautiful. Looks chilly out. It's been ridiculously cold here.

Conchscooter said...

You really ought to more of this type of photography. Telephone cameras are amazingly helpful. Depth of field and telephoto are the things I give up but landscapes can be extraordinary. Like these.

Robert Wilson said...

I agree with everything everyone just said. Lovely work. :)

Trobairitz said...

Beautiful pictures from the summit Dar.

Deb said...

Wow! And if you're like me you are thinking, "If only I could be on my bike right now!"

You live in a gorgeous neck of the woods!

Coop a.k.a. Coopdway said...

We're going to need you to make more early morning trips......with your little phone.