Fall on the B.C. Coast

Took a short trip out to the west coast last week. These pictures were all taken on October 30 in Victoria and Vancouver, still lush and colorful.

Fall’s foliage by the sea, composing nature’s own collage:


Or, was it Jackson Pollock leaving his mark?


There must be some lessons for us to learn from theses Canadian geese, in organization and leadership… and integrity too: They walk as they fly.



And in Vancouver, the beauty of fall’s foliage is best seen where they are, fallen, on the pavement, in the gutter, on the bench.





Came back home a few days ago, just in time to greet the first snow of the season. What a difference an hour’s plane ride can make!

All photos above taken by Arti of Ripple Effects https://rippleeffects.wordpress.com, October 2008. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DO NOT COPY.

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If she’s not birding by the Pond, Arti’s likely watching a movie, reading, or writing a review. Creator of Ripple Effects, bylines in Asian American Press, Vague Visages, Curator Magazine.

3 thoughts on “Fall on the B.C. Coast”

  1. Arti ~

    Those first two photos “are” Jackson Pollock! All are lovely – I especially like the minimalism of the two leaves on the pavement. No true fall color here this year. Thanks to Ike, everything is so confused it doesn’t know what to do. The Bradford pears are blooming, the oleander are coming back, roses are setting optimistic blossoms.

    We need rain desperately, as we haven’t had any since Ike – and that’s over six weeks now. That looks like fresh water in some of those pics – feel free to send it this way!

    Yes, I shot all those pics in the drizzle. Often it’s the overcast sky and light rain that make our photos interesting. All of them were found accidentally. Those dried leaves on the shore certainly didn’t look so beautiful as they appear now, digitalized. But JP would definitely be inspired just the same.

    The four seasons seem to be accentuated here in my home province of Alberta. Sometimes in the winter, we can witness the change in seasons all in one day! As I returned home from BC, yes there was snow, but, like today, there’s plenty of sunshine to melt the snow away.

    Hope you’ll get some moisture soon!



  2. Beautiful pictures, Arti! (And those geese – so funny!) We’re definitely into our winter/wet season here, but like your pics show, damp can be nice, too. 🙂

    Hi Shari: Just a little bit damp is fine, as long as it doesn’t pour. After all these years in sunny AB, I guess I’m all tuned to the dry, crisp air!



  3. Beautiful fall photos, Arti! My favorite is the geese photo. The geese, the perfect green of the grass, the path, the casually walking man, and the rocks in the background make for a wonderful photo!

    Yes, aren’t they smart? A.


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