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Irene L  Proud to call Lotusland my hometown. Cultural explorer: Love good food, good drink, good company & learning about the special places they come from.

A bit of brightness and beauty on this gloomy, cold almost winter day. White Hellobores in the area landscaping and they do well in this frosty weather and in the shade.

#hellobore #helloborus #flowers #flowerstagram

Above the fog and in the fog at Burnaby Lake! Early start for me today for the annual Park Association Open House with final prep work to be done but I snuck out for five minutes to see if I could see anything. What a contrast to the first sunrise and pink sky over fresh snow.💙💗☀️🏔
#sunrise #firstsnow #freshsnow #mountains #mountainrange #frost #mist #fog #lake #burnabylake #sun #piperspit #burnabylakepark #iloveithere

Went to my first Creative Mornings Vancouver event Tuesday night! This particular event was co-presented by the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance and featured three theatre creatives and their stories of the theme, RESTART. Yvonne Wallace is an Indigenous playwright, Heidi Leung is a set designer and Landon Krentz is a deaf artistic director. Each brought their story of restarting and bringing accessibility to their field.
There was a good vibe among the people there and They shared the Creative Mornings manifesto which I loved💚. I hope to get to one of their regular morning sessions in the near future.

Throwback Thursday to January and some of the delicious drams tasted at the Victoria Whisky Festival. Looking forward to the 2019 Festival in 50 Days, tasty whiskies/whiskeys and most of all, catching up and spending time with whisky sisters and brothers.
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#whisky #vwf2018 #tbt #throwbackthursday #victoriawhiskyfestival #scotch #singlemalt #blend #whiskey #bourbon #rye #barley #canadianwhisky #basilhayden #theepicurean #timorousbeastie #scallywag #rockoyster #bigpeat #bunnahabhain #wildturkey #tomatin #benriach #twobrewers #oldparticular #experimentalseries #whiskyfabric

In need of some blue sky on this heavy grey day in Raincouver. From August, a photo of the Playground of the Gods - Kamui Mintara -carved wooden poles with animal totems representing the gods descending to create the world.
Carved by Japanese sculptors Nuburi Toko and his son, Shusei, of the Ainu people, an Indigenous tribe of Northern Japan. They are from Kushiro, Burnaby’s sister city since 1965. These works of art commemorate the goodwill between the two cities.

#playgroundofthegods #burnabymountain #kushirojapan #kushiro #ainu #totem #totempoles #exploreburnaby #bluesky #clouds #summer #summersky #burnabyparks #burnaby365 #burnabybc

From last week’s stroll along Westminster Quay boardwalk at sunset, lingering autumn colour on fire. I love that there are so many more ornamental trees with gorgeous colours now compared to growing up when most of the trees planted near me had leaves which were green>yellow>brown>fallen. 🍁
#autumn #leaves #fall #autumncolour #red #orange #nofilter #newwest #newwestquay #boardwalk #latergram

Way Back Wednesday on this dreary Autumn day to August when I discovered this new to me Hydrangea variety aptly called, Vanilla Strawberry🍦(Hydrangea paniculata 'Renhy’). Of course now I have seen it in a few locations including the gardens at Burnaby Mountain Park so they must have been around for quite a while. Hope it might brighten your day ☀️if it’s also gloomy where you are.🌧☔️
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#waybackwednesday #vanillastrawberry #hydrangea #plants #flowers #blue sky #nofilter #latergram

Saturday sunset on the mighty Fraser at Westminster Quay alongside the Fraser River Discovery Centre and River Market. These towboats are among my favourite subjects here.
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#sunset #fraserriver #sky #dusk #newwestminsterquay #quay #tugboats #towage #saamsmit #saamsmittowage #westminsterquay #newwest #newwestminster #river #reflection #latergram #instasky #cottoncandysky

Bottoms up!
New visitors at Burnaby Lake - 3 Pekin Ducks have come calling. Perhaps word in the bird world is that this is a good spot to visit. Beautiful white feathers and quite large compared to a mallard (up to 10 lbs!) and not shy at all. Wonder how long they will stay?🤔

#duck #pekinduck #pekinducks #ducksofinstagram #burnabylake #burnabylakepark #getoutside #iloveithere #autumn

Always take time to remember. Yesterday’s Burnaby North Remembrance Day cérémonie took place under blue skies and a good attendance by the community. It seems to grow each year and more youth involved, which is nice to see that steps are in place to ensure they will never be forgotten.
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#remembranceday #wewillrememberthem #lestweforget #canadaremembers
#burnabyremembers #confederationpark

After all the black and white, some colour from a brilliant Autumn afternoon at Granville Island three weeks ago. Met a friend here for the Writers’ Festival, enjoyed walking around seeing beautiful foliage (not invasive ivy 😄) and a visit to one of my favourite stationery stores.
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#veryvancouver #iloveithere #granvilleisland #paperya #autumn #autumnleaves #leaves #foilage #latergram #granvillebridge #ivy #explorevancouver #explorebc #explorecanada

Bonus black and white photo from my life. No people. No explanations. I was challenged by @zwineninja_
#blackandwhite #bandw #blackandwhitephotography #bnw #bnwphotography

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