Tag Archives: Winter

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Looks like Lady Winter has arrived early this year in Vancouver.

My drawing is inspired by the story The Snow Queen from Hans Christian Andersen.

The swirls in the image are inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s painting Starry Night.

It’s beautiful outside. Below is a photo from of our local trails.

Snow Queen

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Seasons Of The Year

Seasons

With the arrival of summer recently, my wife created this wonderful drawing for Jade.

Remembering Those Snowy Sunsets

Snowy Sunsets

I grew up on the Canadian prairies and we played in the snow all day.

But, I especially loved walking outside when the sun was going down.

Sometimes, the snow-drifts would catch some amazing colours .

NHL Is Back … “Bear-Mauled” with Mixed Feelings

NHL Hockey Is Back ...

I love hockey.

I grew up playing the sport.

I still play every week. I used to play 3 to 5 times a week.

I play because I love the game.

Frankly, I’m kind of sick of the NHL.

I’m tired of the owners and their lockouts.

I’m not really keen on most of the NHL star players either.

Personally, I think most of them are “out-of-touch” and overpaid.

After the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot though, I’m even fed up with certain “fans” too.

I’ll spend my money on my equipment, expensive sticks and ice time.

But, I’m not going to watch many NHL games at the arena or on TV …

Well … maybe not until the playoffs.

The Mesmerizing Northern Lights

Northern Lights

A hint of Arctic air.

It was chilly in Vancouver today.

I was telling Jade about the beauty of the Northern Lights.

I grew up in the Canadian prairies and we’d see them often.

The Northern Lights dance, glow and shimmer across the dark sky.

The Canadian winter brings many moments of creative beauty.

Yesterday, during a family walk, I photographed some ice.

Always appreciate the simple beauty around you.

Ice Shapes

Mr. Cloudy and Vancouver

Mr. Cloudy

It’s’s been very wet and rainy here in Vancouver lately.

Looks like Mr. Cloudy has lots of his friends in our sky.

Hopefully, little Little Miss Sunshine will be back soon.

Everyone’s a little cheerier when she’s around.

Sledding Full Speed Ahead !!!

Sledding Full Speed Ahead

Jade’s starting to love winter activities.

She’s especially loving her sled lately !!!

Family Sled

Jade & Her Reindeer Games

Reindeer Antlers

Jade’s mom made these great reindeer antlers for Jade.

I can’t believe she made it in crochet!

Jade was really excited to wear it to her StrongStart Christmas Party.

Reindeer Games

Wiggling Ice Skaters

Wiggling Ice Skaters

Jade painted this at StrongStart before the holidays.

I’m the red skater and Jade is in gold.

I think we’re with the Canadian Olympic team (haha).

Jade really enjoyed skating with me earlier this month.

We’ll have to go again soon.

Ice Skating

Santa’s Final Inspection

Santa' s Final Inspection / 1

For the last time, Santa double checks the toys before his big flight.

Jade insisted I draw a ball of yarn for mom.

Santa' s Final Inspection / 2