Christmas Crystal Memories to Hold

With covid restrictions still falling like blanket globally, Christmas  holidays become bright lights in a string of long nights and winter days.northernstainedglasschristchurch

“Tree of Life” stained glass art windows at Christ Church Cathedral, downtown Vancouver BC 2020. By Musqueam artist, Susan Point from Alert Bay, BC. Imagery of trees supporting salmon, a symbol of northwest coast culture, and birds, portrayed against beauty of mountains, land and ocean. Photo by J.Chong

lit tree

Tree lights. English Bay, Vancouver BC 2020. Photo by J.Chong

lobster lineup

Lining up for fresh seafood for their Christmas meals. It isn’t just turkey! Granville Market, Vancouver BC. Dec. 24, 2020. Photo by J.Chong

May you find this  Christmas,  peace and memories to hold now and forever.  holly

Holly bush. Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver BC Dec. 2020. Photo by J.Chong

coastal mountains

Sunrise over  Coastal Mountains, Vancouver Island from downtown  Vancouver. Dec. 2020. Photo by J.Chong

Rain dew lit tree boughs,
Hang lightly fragile poised–
Star turn to daylight.

dropping showers

Dark is deep, night sky
–Winter glazes across the breeze,
Cold glowing sunrise.


Whale light sculpture art. English Bay,  Vancouver BC  2020. Photo by J.Chong

Walk –snow-shuffling,
Wind gently snow-drapes, swirlin’
Dances lightly up there. 

empress of japan

Empress of Japan ship prow sculpture. A ship in  late 1800’s – early 1900’s, part of fleet of passenger and freight ships run by Canadian Pacific Railway  between Vancouver and Asia.  Stanley Park overlooking Lion’s Gate Bridge towards North Vancouver. Photo by J.Chong 2020.  


Dessert cookies for Christmas. 2020


Vancouver BC, 2020.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Pit says:

    Thanks for this inspiring post. 🙂
    Have a wonderful pre-Christmas time, and stay healthy,

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    1. Jean says:

      May you also be safe and surrounded by loved ones no matter how it happens, Pit! Merry Christmas.

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  2. Jane Fritz says:

    Beautiful pictures, Jean. Happy holidays to you!

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    1. Jean says:

      Warm toasty wishes for a lovely Christmas, Jane!

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  3. Sue Slaght says:

    I am very late to this but enjoyed the peaceful photos none the less. Our holiday season was spent quietly , helping with a newborn grandson. A true gift after the passing of Dave’s Mom not long before. Sending now spring wishes and all the best Jean.

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    1. Jean says:

      Oh, a past year of tremendous change, Sue for many of us! Congrats. for new grandchild. I just found out there is 2nd new great niece in Toronto…born sometime within past wk. They already have a daughter …after losing their 3 yr. son to brain cancer.

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      1. Sue Slaght says:

        Oh my Jean what a blessing to have this new child in the family after such a tragic loss.

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