Lost Lagoon Evening

The yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus) is not native to North America. It is considered an invasive species. Though very pretty, it can take over a wetland and obliterate every thing else. Stanley Park is making attempts to control the spread of this plant, but I assume it plays a role in treating storm water runoff from the causeway that passes through the park on … Continue reading Lost Lagoon Evening

Last wisps of morning mist

I usually walk to Trout Lake in the afternoon. It is a different place just after sunrise. The golden light seems to have a slight green tinge, unlike the orange hued gold of late afternoon. When I stood by the lake a few days ago, shortly after sunset, the whistling sounds of the American Wigeons danced against my ears. Yesterday morning, I was entertained by … Continue reading Last wisps of morning mist

Bees and lavender in Point Grey

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A couple of weeks ago, I spent an afternoon making cookies and preparing dinner in a friend’s kitchen, just south of Spanish Banks. At 6:30, I started up Blanca to catch the bus on 4th, but ended up taking a whimsical left turn onto Belmont. The golden evening sun called for some aimless wandering on unknown sidewalks in appreciation of street-lining trees and lush front gardens.
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