January Photos 2013 Rainfall for the month - 2.5 inches
I'm writing this in March, as an afterthought, trying to create a monthly photo gallery for this year.
Ships at Nanaimo
January 1st.: Nanaimo is 18 miles (29 km) across the Strait of Georgia. There are many days in the year it is hidden in the coastal clouds that seem to hug Vancouver Island.
I took a drive up the mountain just to see some snow. Around 600 feet elevation, traces of the latest snow fall were showing in the ditches. This is about 800 feet here.
Sunrise and Mt. Baker
January mornings, when the sun is farther south, provide some great photo oppertunities. Here, the sun is well south of Mt. Baker which is almost due east of my loaction.
Iris Griffiths Nature Centre
This ice on the pond in early January is will be gone with a few hours of sunshine.
From my cliff edge, I often get to look down at bald eagles gliding past. It's execiting to me when one purches close by and I know he is watching me as I watch him.
RT. Hon. Paul Martin
In October 2011, the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin"s maiden voyage started from the Chengxi Shipyard in Jiangyin, China. Her destination, Sechelt, British Columbia. Here she is, back again loading from the largest open pit sand and gravel mine in North America at Sechelt.
Watch video about CSL's self unloader ships:
This could be a shirt sleeve day in January. A beer on the deck might be just the right thirst quencher.
About 1200 feet there was a good snow base; but at this spot there was open water in the ditch. I think it is spring water, there is green growth on the bottom.
It's fun to watch fog crossing the Strait of Georgia. How fast it moves is amazing to me. I watch it approaching over the open water, cross the shore line and continue right into the forest.
Anna's Humming Bird
Anna's Humming Bird is a year round resident. Sitting in my patio chair, I have to point my camera into the blue sky for this photo. Some digital adjustment was necessary because the original only showed a silhouette of the body.
This lady was at the Mission Point beach posing for a photographer. I couldn't resist the oppertunity with my long telephoto lens.
The Douglas Squirrel is curious and will come down to have a better look at you. This one also seems to like to tease the dog next door.