Getting around by bike is popular in Vancouver. These were resting against a wall outside an outdoor gear supply store.

Trees at Cypress Mountain

I enjoyed sketching these trees on a weekend visit to Cypress Mountain, just outside Vancouver. Cypress is the site of the freestyle skiing and snowboarding events in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. It's also a richly forested area, with some ancient trees said to be as old as 2,000 years.

The ones I chose to draw are much younger, although one was just a bark shell; but I liked where they stood, in a gully between the road on this side and a stone retaining wall on the far side.