5 Jan 2012

Photo of the Day - January 5, 2012

Pigeon Lantern
The building in this photo is the Palazzo Pitti (or Pitti Palace) in Florence, Italy.  Though originally commissioned by a florentine banker, Luca Pitti, it is best known as the former residence of the Medici Family.  Today it serves as an art gallery.  The stones that you see in this photo come from the Boboli Hill, over which the Boboli Gardens majestically stretch themselves, directly behind the large palace.

4 Jan 2012

Photo of the Day - January 4, 2012

The Stone House
This beautiful property is in Sieci, a gorgeous small town in Tuscany, Italy.  If you find yourself in Tuscany, I highly recommend a stop in Sieci to go for a walk amongst the beautiful vineyards and olive groves.  Possibly one of the most beautiful places I have been, it is just a short train ride from Florence.

3 Jan 2012

Photo of the Day - January 3, 2012

Blue Heron
This photo was taken in the autumn on Vancouver's English Bay.  I love how the herons seem to pose for cameras.  Less than a five minute walk from this spot, by the tennis courts in Stanley Park, you can find a large nesting area for these beautiful birds.  Herons have been nesting here for over a decade, with more than 100 nests being reported each year.  Though seen all year round in the area, they are most populous from March through to the end of August.

2 Jan 2012

Photo of the Day - January 2, 2012

Vancouver Harbour
This photo was taken in the early spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  The harbour sits in Burrard Inlet, beside Stanley Park.  The light of the setting sun illuminated boats, set against the dramatic clouds created a very breathtaking scene.

1 Jan 2012

Photo of the Day - January 1, 2012

Tuscan Countryside

I took this photo in late October while on a walk in the country just outside of Bucine, Italy.  Bucine, a small town not too far from Arezzo, is full of tuscan charm.  I would love to return during the late spring to see the differences in the colors.  I can't imagine that it could be more beautiful than October, but I can't wait to find out one day!