Sunday Evening Reflection: Shh…The Herons are Nesting

Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, British Columbia brings the abundance of nature into vibrant city life. Situated along the shore of Juan de Fuca Strait, the 200 acres of pristine parkland was originally set aside as a protected area in 1858 by Sir James Douglas, governor of the Colony of Vancouver. Beacon Hill Park’s traditional name,…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Untitled

The Vancouver Mural Festival commemorated its 5th Year of bringing art to the buildings of Vancouver.   In three weeks, from August 18 to September 7, artists from around the world came together to create over sixty murals in nine neighbourhoods.   Vancouver Mural Festival 2020 embraced the power of art to give hope. During a…

Sunday Evening Reflection: On the Atlantic Coast

The Atlantic Ocean covers approximately 20 percent of the Earth’s surface or 41,105,000 square miles.  Named after the Greek god, Atlas, a Titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity, the Atlantic presides between North and South America on the west and Europe and Africa on the east. Up north, the Atlantic connects…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Walking the Ambleside Pier

“The idea to build a bridge across First Narrows was investigated as early as the 1890s, but it wasn’t until the 1920s that plans began to take shape. In December 1933, approval for the building of the bridge was reached through a city wide vote. Construction began on March 31, 1937 by clearing ten acres…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Through a Forest Wilderness

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir The Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, in North Vancouver, British Columbia has over 50 kilometers of trails that lead deep within the dense forest. Some trails can only be made by those who are experienced hikers, possessing the level of physical fitness and…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Acoustic Anvil: A Small Weight to Forge the Sea

“Nothing endures but change.”Heraclitus Every city has its legends and histories. One of Vancouver’s legends happened in Leg-in-Boot Square, Vancouver 1887, when a human leg still strapped in a boot was reported to the local constabulary. July 2018, the “Acoustic Anvil: A Small Weight to Forge the Sea” gave a hearty nod to Leg-in-Boot square,…