Fall Scenes 2019

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Below are some fall photos that Ben and I took before then end of a beautiful season. Hope you will enjoy them too.

Fall is such a colourful season. It is a last showdown of all shades of warm colour before going into dormant in winter.

Minoru Park
Minoru Lake
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A light hike at Lighthouse Park at West Vancouver

A few of our closest friends here gathered for a picnic and light hike at Lighthouse Park at West Vancouver this summer. We usually have annual picnic. Since the youngest family’s kids are old enough for a light hike, we decided that we go for a hike instead or just sitting around for a picnic.

The above is the entrance to the Lighthouse Park; one of the National Historic Site of Canada. It was a busy day and the parking lot was almost full. The weather was just perfect, lightly cloudy and not too sunny.

We found a picnic area with a couple of picnic tables with a great view of the Burrard Inlet, looking across Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge. Ben in-charged of getting bahn-mi from Bahn Mi Saigon. The price has gone up from $5 to $5.50. The buy 10 get 1 free is still valid.

After our late lunch, we walked down to the rocky area next to the water.

Most of the members of our party climbed up the rocks to enjoy the view. The younger kids have no fear, running up and down the rocks.

Then, we made our way to the Point Atkinson Lighthouse.

The lighthouse is not accessible; only view from the gate. I love the effects of the clouds of the photo of the lighthouse. (more…)

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Paulik Gardens Neighbourhood Park, a secret oasis in Richmond

A friend posted some pictures of a beautiful park in Richmond recently on facebook. We were surprised this park exists in Richmond which we are not aware of it. So, one evening, we went for our evening walk at this gorgeous park.

Paulik Gardens Neighbourhood Park was known as Lulu, a Memory Garden.

This park is about people’s experiences of gardens. It has a wide variety of flowers which are in bloom in spring. I totally enjoy taking photos of the flowers for your enjoyment.

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Garry Point Park Cherry Blossom Festival

On 7th April, Ben and I decided to go to the Garry Point Park Cherry Blossom Festival after our lunch after church service.

This is the 3rd year of this festival held at Garry Point Park.

This is the first time we came to this festival.

The program of the festival at various tents. Fortunately, the weather was perfect during the festival. The tents are just for precaution in case of shower as April is usually a wet month.

Here are some of the events; Sado Tea Ceremony at the Hanami Tent. (more…)

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Chinese New Year Gathering

M & J opened their home for the “Mamak Stall” Chinese New Gathering as usual. We are always grateful for their generosity.

It was a beautiful sunny day after the wind storm a day before.

Mandarin oranges for fullness and wealth, i.e. good fortune.

J made a lot of Chinese New Year goodies. We can always find some comfort food here. The above were some pineapple cookies in the shape of tangerine and little piggy. J is so creative. (more…)

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Lafarge Lake, Coquitlam

Ben and I intended to go for a hike at the Admiralty Point Park on a Saturday. But Ben dilly-dallied after he woke up and only ready for the journey at 10:00AM. He changed his plan as it’s too late for the hike.

We went to Lafarge Lake for a walk instead. Lafarge Lake is a man-made lake located in Town Centre Park in central Coquitlam.

The fall foliage adds colour to the park.

We saw a group of people having a picnic under this canopy. (more…)

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Hiking at Belcara Regional Park on Labour Day Long Weekend

On the Labour Day long weekend, Nanzaro, Ben and I decided to go for a hike at Belcara Regional Park. We could not get a parking spot at our earlier attempt this summer.

So, this time we headed out early, at 7:00am. There were plenty of parking this time.


We did 3 trails this time; the Woodhaven Loop Trail, Woodhaven Swamp Loop Trail and the Sesamat Lake Loop Trail.

I was a little concern with the above signage.

It was very peaceful and quiet when we arrived at the White Pine Beach. (more…)

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