I Love BC...


The last three days have been spectacular - really cold, but spectacular! 
I had my tenth wedding anniversary on the 30th, and my sweet fella gave me a new camera!!
I loved my old camera, but it was about 8 years old, and had some flaws.
HOWEVER... my new camera is bloody fabulous!
So, I present to you, some reasons I love living here in BC, captured through a new lens, altered in no way by photo shop... 









Even the lemon tarts are the divine in BC. 
There is a bakery on the way to the beach and they make the best lemon tarts I have ever had. 
Though, I ask you all - or rather I ask all you who also love the lemon tart...
has anyone else ever noticed, just from time to time... when you eat a lemon tart, there is a slight, or rather just a wee hint of..well, the taste of how a wet dog smells?
Is it just me?
Oh yes, Happy New Year to everyone!

24 comments:

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I love living in BC too....and who doesn't adore a great lemon tart?

kaye i. said...

Ahh, so many reasons why it's called Beautiful British Columbia and I'm very lucky to live here :)

Ian said...

nice

Red Gate Farm said...

Since I live just across the border in Washington, I couldn't agree with you more. However we don't have a bakery with lemon tarts, even the "ones that smell like a wet dog" :)

Your pictures are, as always, fabulous! Happy new year,
Chris

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Love those lemon tarts also, and the bread, oh the bread... Great shots of the beach, it has been spectacular. I got up really early the other day, and waited, and waited, forgot the sunrise wasn't at 5 am...LOL.

What kind of camera?

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Jean said...

The last made me laugh. Wet dog smells. I'll never be able to eat a lemon tart again and not think of that.

Serendipitous Home said...

So beautiful!

Sandra

donna baker said...

You need to see my last post of the lemons I have grown this past year - in Oklahoma. And, Vancouver is on my must see list of places still to go.

marian said...

British Columbia (thanks Kaye i., I wondered what BC stood for...) looks BEAUTIFUL!!!
And what a great gift you got!!!!
Happy anniversary!
Marian

Lovin That! said...

Stunning photos!! I agree, the weather we've had the past few days has been wonderful. I don't want it to end...

Seeing your beautiful photography leads me to one of my 2011 goals. Do you or would you teach basic photography or recommend where? Thanks so much....Karla

Pondside said...

We definitely live in the best part of Canada - heck...the best part of the world!
re the lemon tarts: can't say that I've ever noticed 'wet dog' as an after taste.....

Southern Lady said...

I love the pictures! Hope you enjoy your new camera! Carla

kimberly at mimicharmante said...

Thank you for making me miss it terribly. Thankfully we have had the same STUNNING weather. But, most importantly, WHICH CAMERA???
Happy New Year - may this be the year that I have the chance to meet you either here or there!
xx

Kathryn said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Am insanely jealous because I DON'T live in BC.

Vintage Home said...

...I think lemon tarts sometime taste a bit tinny...but that must be just me...
Your pictures are wonderful and so B.C.!
I hope this finds you feeling better!
Maybe this year we will see each other!.....
Glories wishes to you and all those you love!

Lady Grey said...

Truly gorgeous photos!
What kind of camera is it?
Happy 2011, oxo.

Natasha said...

Your photos are spectacular! Looking forward to seeing more this year! Happy new year, Natasha :)

Pink Satin Sashes said...

I love BC also as I live here, but I must say have never had the experience of smelling wet dog as I bite down in to a devine little lemon tart.

IVM said...

I love the weather we are having too! if only i could get my feet to smarten up and stay warm!!
I am so jealous of your new camera...i would love one as well...and yes, i distinctly taste the smell of wet dog when i eat lemon tarts/squares (one of my most favorite treats, i might add!) Which bakery is that?? Would love to stop by there since i live in the neighborhood! :)
michelle from Ivory vintage market

All That Jazz said...

Yes, it is beautiful!! I haven't gotten to visit BC in several years though.
Congrats on the new camera! You took some lovely pictures with it!
Happy 2011!
~michelle~

Missing Goat said...

Oh Michelle - thanks! I was starting to think I was a moron.
The camera I was given is a Canon Rebel - the one they used to make the commercial on tv right now. It's wonderful.

phaedra said...

ohhh I love BC, too! thanks for sharing all the beautiful photos from your new camera so we can all enjoy along with you
Happy 2011

Rosie said...

Greetings Sweet Heather,
Oh yes, we are very blessed to live in such a beautiful part of Canada. I think we have the best of EVERYTHING...from the sandy beaches, to lush green fields, to snowcapped mountains...and congrats on your "brand spankin new camera"...but I am thinkin' your snappies would wonderful, even if you had a disposable...;D...just sayin'
Wishing you a "BIG Beautiful New Year, overflowing with WONDERment, for you to capture on your shiny new toy :)
......xoxox...Rosie

Malia said...

Which bakery are you talking about? I'm certainly willing to catch the bus across town for a divine lemon tart...