May 31st. Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park, Vancouver.
Commonly known as a Calla Lily, though it is an aroid, not a lily. The Latin name has some exciting syllables but I found the etymology disappointing: Zantedeschia comes from Giovanni Zantedeschi, a 19th century Italian botanist, and aethiopica refers to Africa. I’m sure Giovanni was a swell guy but I was hoping for a […]
I was taking pictures of yellow water lilies on the south end of Trout Lake, when I sensed something moving near my feet. Ducklings!!! I guess people have been feeding them since they weren’t very wary of my proximity. They let me stay within two or three feet as they swam along the shore and […]
Fluffy is visiting for a couple of weeks. Lovely weather for a walk this morning. This afternoon, the clouds moved in and the chilly rain ended Vancouver’s sunny streak.
Millions of delicate, four-petaled flowers fill the bright yellow bushes of March.
The secret life of sakura. Somewhere in East Vancouver, electric lights illuminate a cherry blossom lined street.
Every day brings a new flower.
Snowdrops (Galanthus – from Greek: gála “milk”, ánthos “flower” (Wikipedia)) in Cottonwood Community Garden.
Katherine Hodgkin dwarf iris in Cottonwood Community Garden. Sometimes it rains all day in Vancouver. And sometimes it rains all day for 3 days. Today was the third of consecutive rainy days. I scowled as I looked out the kitchen window. Ug, no point in waiting one more day to “smell the roses”. Out into […]