Icelandic Horses (OWPC – Horses)

Icelandic horses may not be as tall as regular horses, plus they have that additional gait or two thing going on that makes them look like cartoon horses running, but this takes nothing away from their beauty. All those different colours – glorious!

When living in East Iceland we chanced upon these glorious creatures on our way back from an estuary where we’d been in search of puffins. We were too early for the puffins but these horses soon had us forgetting our disappointment.

Horse is the One Word Photo Challenge from Jennifer Nichole Wells this week.

 

 

 

What was once road trip essentials! (Wordless Wednesday)

 

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Curve in the Road (Monochrome Monday)

There’s just something uniquely special about older steel-framed bridges. Especially when you chance upon it from a curve in the road.

When it comes with a mountain backdrop such as this with its assortment of trees and flowing stream also, well, it only makes it all that more special!

 

 

 

 

 

A Transmitting Fog (JHC: Fog)

On one of our trips to the orthodontist, the fog sitting over the Skeena River was so thick and heavy it stayed with us for two-thirds of the 145km journey. Normally it either burns-off or disappears not longer after the Port Edward turn-off.

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Since it was over the summer, thankfully the camera was with me since I knew there was no urgency to return to Prince Rupert to meet end-of-day school bells. Time is always the evil that works against me!

Fog is today’s Halloween Challenge word from Jennifer Nichole Wells.

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Following that White Line (Muted Monochrome Monday)

 

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The Quest for Water (WPC: Quest)

There’s something so special about Canadian Geese. They seem to have an “air” about them. So, one afternoon when we chanced upon some geese taking a Sunday stroll to the water’s edge, we had to stop to watch the parade.

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The track of footprints they were leaving behind them was particularly delightful! QUEST is this week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post.

 

 

 

 

 

Roadside Beauty (iPhriday Flowers)

Having stopped on my way to Kitimat to take photos of the river, as I walked back to the car these beautiful flowers on the other side of the road caught my eye.

Roadside Beauty

To join in the fun of iPhriday, hosted by Lisa over at Gray Days and Coffeesimply post photos you’ve taken with your cell phone whatever the brand, then add the tag iPhriday. Too easy!

 

 

 

DROUGHT… I think NOT! (OWPC)

This week’s challenge word from Jennifer Nichole-Wells is DROUGHT. Although even we were on fire-bans ever-so-briefly, we thankfully didn’t suffer like so many others did this summer. Drought is something almost unimaginable as I look around.

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This is just one of the many waterfalls you’ll see driving along the highway between Terrace and Prince Rupert here in beautiful British Columbia. Not bad viewing for a road-trip, huh?!

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Morning at the Marina (MM2-15)

 

Wow, with summer now here and summer vacation just weeks away for us, it’s incredible how quickly the weeks are already flying by. Almost time to begin thinking about Christmas cards, lol!

Until then though, time for another Monochrome Madness from Leanne Cole Photography and once again, here’s another I’ve my rejects from her water themed week at the beginning of the month.

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The resort we stayed at may not have been all that salubrious, but waking up to this each morning in Ucluelet more than made up for this. And although not crystal clear reflections, I still like the “feel” this image portrays.

What I particularly like though with converting this photo to black and white, it disguises the hideous bright red coke machine that resort across the water has near its front door. Of all the places why there I wonder.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Wet… in Ucluelet!

 

This week’s word for the One Word Photo (Weather) Challenge from Jennifer is… WET.

What should have been my free afternoon for photographing in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, turned out instead to be a rather WET afternoon with me in the hotel room drying my camera having managed to get a few photos in-between the raindrops.

Wet Afternoon in Ucluelet

The blue of this resort in the background with the yellow flowers in the foreground combined with the raindrops provides a colourful interlude on a somewhat drab afternoon.