O Tannenbaum!

“ O Christmas Tree O, Christmas Tree, Your branches green delight us. O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, Your branches green delight us. They’re green when summer days are bright; They’re green when winter snow is white.” Vancouver’s Christmas tree, from what I witnessed when it was being assembled in the Vancouver Art gallery plaza…

Between Celebrations

The week between December 25 and New Year’s Eve is a time of respite. After the excitement generated by the joyful lead-up to Christmas, December 26 signals a time to take a breath, and welcome the coming winter months that entice us with a stack of books and copious amounts of tea. The streets and…

Labyrinth – A Christmas Celebration

Christmas Eve has arrived.  The streets are less crowded as people gather in homes to celebrate this special season.  Walking home via the Vancouver Seawall, my husband and I came across a lone artist working with absolute focus on a complex Christmas tree labyrinth of brightly coloured chalk against a large open walkway in Olympic…