03-11-18 Brings me joy

Posing with a local mural on an almost-spring day. (Photo © 2018 by V. Nesdoly)

It’s been quiet here for a long time as I’ve been busy with other things. I’m still taking pictures, though. I have recently joined Instagram and switched to posting photos there. If you like, you can follow me there:


My week in pictures – #CY365 June 24-30

Painting with Light

Light’s a brush master – CY365 for 06-24-17 PAINTING WITH LIGHT (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)


Canada has my heart – CY365 for 06-25-17 ALONE (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

Colorful buildings

Some buildings are a canvas – CY365 for 06-26-17 COLORFUL BUILDINGS (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)


Planter full of sedum – CY365 for 06-27-17 SURPRISE (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)


Freshly laundered – CY365 for 06-28-17 FRESH (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

Summertime Fare

So many choices! – CY365 for 06-29-17 SUMMERTIME FARE (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)


Credo – CY365 for 06-30-17 GROUP (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

Daily Photos – June 16-23 #CY365

How quickly another week has passed. I’m happy to say I’m keeping up with the daily photo challenges, though some shots are definitely more successful than others. Oh well…

Where I Stand

Don’t forget to look up – CY365 for June 16, 2017: Where I Stand (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

In the woods

Come… CY365 for June 17, 2017: In the Woods (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)


Summer guests? We’re prepared! CY365 for June 18, 2017: Abundance (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

In the bag

Music Box Mural – West Vancouver, B.C. CY365 for June 19, 2017: In The Bag (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

This warrants a little explanation. I read the prompt (“In the Bag”) before I set out for the day, and somehow in my mind it changed from “In the Bag” to “In the Box.” This mural seemed a perfect response to “In the Box” since it was painted on the side of a building called “The Music Box.” Oops, wrong prompt!

Simple joys

What fence? CY365 for June 20, 2017: Simple Joys (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

With a heart

High Tea Temptations – CY365 for June 21, 2017: With A Heart (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

Take a peek

Orchid invites us in – CY365 for June 22 – Take A Peek (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)


Old links – CY365 for June 23: Rusted (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

#CY365 Digest (June 9-15)

I’m finding that posting a photo every day is not my style. It’s too intense. But I have continued to take a photo a day using the Capture Your 365 prompts (#CY365). Here is the collection of last week’s photos, digest form.

What I'm reading

Some wisdom about marriage – CY365 for June 9/17: What I’m reading – Kindle fragment from Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner. (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

CY365 - Monumental

Oh for the old days – CY365 for June 10/17: Monumental (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

Polka dots

It’s not measles–it’s beauty spots – CY365 for June 11/17: Polka dots (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

06-12-17 well-loved

Good night or day – CY365 for June 12/17: Well-loved (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)


Impressing the ladies – CY365 for June 13/17: Glowing (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)


Patriotic flower basket – CY365 for June 14/17: Flag Day (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

Almost missed

Vivid coleus, growing in a lowly bed – CY365 for June 15/17: Almost missed (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

Berry orderly


Salmonberries – one green, one ripe (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

The Salmonberries are out. They taste almost as good as they look.

This post is linked to WordPress Daily Post where this week’s photo challenge is order.

Red #CY365


Rainy day break (CY365 for 06-08-17 – Red © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

Undisclosed #CY365


The memorial tree trunk with its ascending ribbon of names (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)


The story of each soldier listed on the memorial, including  Mark McLaren, is undisclosed (CY365 for 06-07-17 – Undisclosed © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

This morning my walk took me down the path of “A Walk to Remember” and the Derek Doubleday Arboretum.

A Walk to Remember is the part of the arboretum that has a memorial to the Canadian men and women who died while serving in Afghanistan. This is how the memorial is described on a nearby sign board:

“Its central commemorative feature is symbolic of a tree whose life has been cut short. Wrapped around the trunk, a steel ribbon ascends towards the sky, carrying the names of the 158 men and women who died while serving in Afghanistan.”

I passed by the memorial this morning just as the light was filtering through the perforated steel ribbon of names. Some of the names were reflected in light against the tree-trunk background. I captured one: “Mark McLaren.”

Only this man’s name is known to me. His story is undisclosed.

Homemade #CY365

For the Oldly-Weds (celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday), a friend of the groom’s gave the couple a hand-turned wooden chalice. It was a piece of art, formed on the lathe from various woods that he had laminated together.

What a surprise, then, when the next day at the continuation of the celebration, this same friend (who is also a boyhood friend of my husband’s) turned up with one of those gorgeous goblets for us… and we’re not nearly to 50 years!

Thank you, Darryl! This knocks homemade out of the ballpark!


Friendship Goblet / Chalice, view to give a sense of proportion (CY365 for 06-06-17 Homemade – © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)


Friendship Goblet – closeup of the rings.


Friendship Goblet, top view.


Friendship Goblet – origin and meaning

Ruffled edges #CY365

Ruffled edges

Tasty ruffles (CY365 for 06-05-17- Ruffled edges  © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

Back home and it’s time to make supper. But I still haven’t snapped my photo for the day inspired by “Ruffled Edges.”

Lettuce will do beautifully—and so, as the saying goes, I kill two birds with one stone (well, “head” actually).

Climbing plants #CY365

Climbing plants

Ambitious Clematis (CY365 for 06-04-17 – Climbing plants © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

June is a wonderful time for one of the most showy of climbing flowers—clematis. I snapped these beauties on my walk around Kelowna B.C. this weekend.

(I’ve been away from my laptop for the weekend, but still following the daily CY365 prompts. The photos for June 2,3,4 are post-dated as published for the day of their corresponding prompt.)

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