Spring! (Theoretically…)

15 April 2023 – Ten raw Celsius degrees as I write this, but Vancouver, in a touching act of faith, is acting as if spring were more than a theoretical concept.

The art deco Marine Building, tallest in the British Empire when it opened in 1930…

primps & preens as it admires its reflection in the office tower opposite.

Science World, just off the end of False Creek…

has a pair of worker-ants crawling over its geodesic dome in a fit of spring cleaning.

The Medianeras (VMF 2019) Alley Man, just south of False Creek, takes advantage of his giant size & powerful fingers…

to calmly grab that glossy black car for himself.

A low-rise apartment building up in Fairview offers passers-by a moment’s relaxation in newly scrubbed & positioned chairs…

watched over from above by the resident Balcony Rainbow Spirit.

Farther down the block, a Mountain Fire Pieris flaunts its party trick…

the ability to turn baby red leaves to mature green leaves, right there before your wondering eyes.

And, not to be outdone, one of the street’s many cherry trees…

explodes its blossoms into the sky.


    "Traveller, there is no path. Paths are made by walking" -- Antonio Machado (1875-1939)

    "The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes" -- Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

    "A city is a language, a repository of possibilities, and walking is the act of speaking that language, of selecting from those possibilities" -- Rebecca Solnit, "Wanderlust: A History of Walking"

  • Recent Posts

  • Walk, Talk, Rock… B.C.-style

  • Post Categories

  • Archives

  • Blog Stats

    • 116,132 hits
  • Since 14 August 2014

    Flag Counter
  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 2,003 other subscribers
%d bloggers like this: