Although the places we visited were extraordinarily beautiful, and the experiences we were fortunate to have, such as high tea at the Empress Hotel, were enjoyable and memorable, my neurotic side, ever vigilant, still found time to express itself. I believe this is due to being raised with my father’s favorite expression still repeating in my head: from laughing comes crying. But He may have heard it first in German: vor Lachen weinen kommt. I have switched to using pencil, rather than markers, so to see these images well they must be clicked on two times to view the largest size.

After a visit to the Butchart Gardens
Anticipating high tea at the Empress Hotel
This totem was on the Pacific Rim Trail
Illustrating some lines from a Margaret Atwood poem
Although this may seem out of context, it is appropriate for our trip.
My design for a totem
At last, some whimsy
A funny little drawing of my funnier little
A more serious portrait of Maryanne
Final farewell to British Columbia and our vacation