What a thrill to wake up to the first snowfall this winter in the Vancouver area, below the mountains that is! I went snap happy with the digital camera, knowing how fleeting this can be. Already as I’m writing this in the afternoon, it has stopped snowing and it’s melting a bit. The forecast calls for more over the next few days, so we hope it stays a bit, though Vancouver drivers get in such a flurry (pun intended).

These photos were taken around home while it was snowing and the sky was heavy and grey, so the results are almost black and white – rather interesting, wouldn’t you say?

Below is a photo taken looking out a window with a white paper cutout snowflake appearing in dark silhouette against the bright outdoors. Youngest daughter Erika has made these unique Christmas decorations for many years, and they are always the last to be taken down in the New Year.


January 6, 2005 in Being an Artist, Photography by Marja-Leena