The main public beach in Qualicum Beach is only a 10 minute walk from our house and I am always going down to the beach to see the panorama of the Salish Sea and the coastal shore and islands. I go there at all times of the day and all kinds of weather. It is […]
The vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean stretches from the Western shore of the Americas to the Eastern shores of the Orient. Some of the most lovely views of the Ocean are framed by the trees growing above the Pacific Northwest shoreline and, in the evening, are some of the most attractive images.
My favourite place in the Rockies is the Valley of the Ten Peaks and its main feature, the azure blue Moraine Lake. As it is very accessible from highway 1 and near popular Lake Louise, it must be one of the most photographed places in Banff National Park. It once graced the Canadian five dollar […]
The Englishman River Estuary is a nice place to walk no matter what time of day it is. My favourite times are early in the morning when the air is redolent with birdsong and in the evening as the sun is setting and a lovely orange or magenta glow is cast across the sky.
Even in late Summer, there can be a light mist covering the ground in the early morning. The low rays of the emerging sun turn the forest and the grasses shades of brown and orange as the mist softens the harsh dawn rays.
Mount Assiniboine is the Matterhorn of the Rockies and sits in a beautiful valley with four azure Lakes. Near the mountain are small cabins and an old lodge that can be rented for easy access by helicopter. For the more stalwart of hikers, their are two long access trails from Bryant Creek in Alberta and […]
Lake Louise is one of the most beautiful and accessible features in Banff National Park. It is also the centre of a number of other magnificent places in the Rockies: just 18 km from Moraine Lake, the Valley of the Ten Peaks, the Larch Valley, Paradise Valley, Consolation Lakes and Mount Quadra, the Saddleback and […]
This painting of the wild Pacific shows a 5 metre swell at near high tide crashing into the rocky shoreline northwest of Ucluelet. This is exactly what I had envisioned from the first time I started painting scenes of the ocean on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
The Englishman River Estuary is a wonderful place to watch the sun go down on a Summer evening. From the East side of the river you can look across the estuary towards the West with a view of the Island mountains. As the sun sets, the colours in the sky change fairly rapidly from daylight […]
The Englishman River Estuary is a lovely place to walk and observe nature. Bird watching groups wander the paths along the river estuary and there are two observation platforms where the river empties into Georgia Strait. Sunset is not a great birding time but it is lovely to watch the changing colours as the sun […]