Monday, November 25, 2013

Remembering Shawna Jean Lawrence

So, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 we reconnected with family and friends in an intimate ceremony to spread the remainder of Shawna's ashes and lay this beautifully etched, heart-shaped stone on the river's edge.  She walked and ran here almost daily with friends, her beautiful daughter, Riley, family, her boyfriend, her dog, and sometimes herself. The stone is placed among the stone dyke with other similar coloured boulders. It is facing the south so it is always in the sun. Flowers, stories, coffee and hot chocolate...sandwiches and candies (all her favourites) were shared among our group. Some special words and quiet moments were enjoyed by each of us. The cold wind died down and the warm heat of the sun settled on us all. It felt like a warm hug. If anyone would like to see where the stone is placed, and spend some time remembering a wonderful friend, go to Brittania shipyards in Steveston, walk westbound past the huge covered boat dock and heritage buildings on the boardwalk, and wander out onto the first dock. Enjoy.

The flowers and ashes were in the water for a while, then the tide went out, leaving them on the waters edge at the bottom of the stairs.

This was a heavy rock. Somewhere in the 40-50 lb range. Thank you to Doug Baxter for heaving it down to its final resting place.

Some of the group.

Reunion of old friends....not old...ol'...Paul Reshaur and Adrian Jaggassar.

What? Who's that girl? Oh it's me!! With Adrian and Paul.

A view from above the dock

You can barely see it...below the large rock at just under the pier. You can walk down to look, there's stairs just at the grassy area and climb up onto the stones.

A better view....can you see it?


A beautiful view.

Boys will be boys. Young Nick climbing around on the rocks right above Auntie Shawna's stone.  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Choo Choo

Here's some photos from outside and inside the trains at the Heritage Railway Museum in Squamish.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Miniature Worlds

A visit to The Heritage Railway Museum in Squamish brought us to the miniature railroad models. I am amazed by the creators of these models pay such close attention to details. Brook and I were playing with different camera settings, both of us thinking of using the miniature toy settings....but then I thought...why use the setting when these are already miniatures!? It was a fun day.