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produce guide for Britiish Columbia
Visiting local farmers markets with fresh fruit and vegetables grown in the region and in season is usually worth a visit. Use this monthly guide to find out when your favourite fruits and vegetables should be fresh, ripe and have all the best flavours.
blooming each month in Vancouver
Vancouver with its year-round mild climate is a city of gardens and throughout the seasons there is always something of interest to photograph. Some of the plants listed here are linked to individual pages containing colour photographs. View photographs.
volleyball - where to pick up a game
Looking for summertime activities in the City? The Vancouver Park Board do a wonderful job of setting aside public sand volleyball courts where Vancouverites and tourists alike can play a game or two on a first-come, first-served basis. Why not plan for a picnic and a game of beach volleyball?
Vancouver is a great place for watching cherry blossoms each spring as it becomes a city of many shades of white and pink. Beginning with the Whitcomb (Higan Cherry) bud stage and ending when the petals on the Shirofugen cherries fall like snow, the cherry viewing period can last from late February to mid-May.
to Japanese flowering cherries : Vancouver Cherry trees
Many of the most commonly planted ornamental Japanese Flowering Cherry and Plum trees are described here with links to pictures.
a picnic under the Cherry trees
Pack a picnic and visit these popular picnic spots for enjoying the cherry blossoms and holding your own hanami party to celebrate spring's arrival.
showstopper Cherry tree streets
If you only have time to visit a few streets during cherry blossom season, the streets listed here are the best streets we have found to enjoy and photograph flowering Cherry and Plum blossoms in full bloom.
your own Cherry tree street tours
Create your own driving, biking or walking tours using this list as your guide to the cherry trees found in our parks and on our streets and boulevards.
our digital memories
Today, many of us capture our memories on digital cameras and store on our computers. But digital photographs require specific hardware and software to view them. How will we access these memories 15 or 30 years from now?
IV Twin Lens Reflex camera
A nice introduction to the 6x6 square composition, the Rolleicord IV is a superbly built, rugged film camera that does not have a built-in metering system, does not take interchangeable lenses or batteries. Links to free Rollei manuals and brochures.
of Lucerne monument, Switzerland
Carved into a sandstone cliff, the The Lion is a very powerful and moving monument dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who died in 1792 while protecting King Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette and their family at the Royal Palace.
Document updated 2011 November 23