This photo was taken in Vancouver’s Stanley Park on October 10th 2015, when J and I took a walk along the Lost Lagoon trail. The day was overcast but, luckily, it didn’t start raining until we got back to our car. We were visiting my sister and her husband in Vancouver for Thanksgiving. Also, J […]
Big changes! I moved back to Calgary and I got a Canon Powershot with 50x zoom for my birthday. No more unidentifiable brown blobs in the distance thanks to my new vision superpower. My previous camera was a Canon Powershot with 3x zoom. I saw this marvelous mink swimming across the Elbow River, a little […]
Mr. Molting Wood Duck got a bit startled by Miss Mallard who was most definitely going to preen on her favourite rock. He moved over and gave her some space but she insisted he get off completely.
I took this photograph while she was watching her little ones swim and nibble along the shore on the south side of the Lost Lagoon. For a few seconds, she was close and still and not in the shadows.
May 31st. Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park, Vancouver.
While I was photographing yellow flag irises at the Lost Lagoon, a clutch of Mallard ducklings and their mother swam by. They were moving along much faster than the ones I saw at Trout Lake. Once in a while, one of the ducklings would beat its partially developed wings and run over the surface of […]
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 […]
The world is upside down. Water’s numbing and refreshing envelope beckons. Death and rebirth. Sometimes sadness goes away.
Three times the heron plunged its head into the water, came up with a slightly open beak, then tilted its head back. I think it caught something, but I couldn’t see it. Beaver Lake, Stanley Park.
Heron in flight. Beaver Lake, Stanley Park.
A couple of seagulls in Stanley Park’s Lost Lagoon demonstrating Warrior III with “airplane wings” and Mountain Pose.
It was a warm-ish winter morning, somewhere around -5, and the weather report predicted that the sun would eventually burn through the clouds. As I headed south to River Park (at 38 ave and 14 street), the sky was covered with a high, fading cloud layer. I walked across the large snowy field at the […]