Water Magic - Burnaby Lake

Sep 11, 2013Category: Comments: 0
As much as I love taking pictures of nature, I love meeting people and getting snaps of them in the middle of special activities. Last weekend was one of those special occasions where a little of everything happened all at once.  [image] I would ...

Pre-fall Magic

Sep 05, 2013Category: Comments: 0
It's not quite fall yet - and anyone whose birthday is in September before the season officially changes will certainly remind you of that - but the weather is definitely changing. Mornings are colder, and it cools a lot faster in the evenings as well. ...

Carey The Mountain Bike (Muni) Unicyclist

Sep 04, 2013Category: Comments: 0
Usually we go to the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve and see a wonderful variety of birds and other critters that have included a mink, butterflies, dragonflies, horses, and more. This time, we also saw a mountain bike (muni) unicyclist. Carey very graciously ...

Little Flying Blue Devils

Aug 28, 2013Category: Comments: 0
 I must say, animals of all sizes are fun to be around - and even the little critters that buzz around can be fun. [image] We didn't see a lot of anything much on this trip. I got a few dragonflies some damselflies, and a few shorebirds, but when I ...

The Flight Crew - Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Aug 28, 2013Category: Comments: 0
In most areas around the Reifel Bird Sanctuary, we heard songbirds but didn't see them hidden amongst the leafy branches around us.  We did see and hear Canada Geese, and Mallards though, but there weren't many other birds making themselves known - except ...

Summer Colours - Salmon Arm

Aug 23, 2013Category: Comments: 0
I wouldn't often think that tiny critters offer big punches of colour, but between the ones I saw that did brighten the day, and the flowers and other little guys, it was quite a colourful weekend. [image] Sometimes you have to get close to little guys ...

Big Wings, Small Wings

Aug 21, 2013Category: Comments: 0
 From small winged creatures, to larger ones, this time I'm focusing on fliers. [image] Though they've certainly been around, we haven't seen Great Blue Herons (left) for quite awhile. And this one on the Nicomekl River right around the border between ...

Linda and her Quarter Horse, Deja

Aug 16, 2013Category: Comments: 0
I must say that with a camera I certainly see a lot more, and meet more people than without one in hand. Though I can't say I wouldn't walk up to someone and start a conversation without one handy, because I'm often walking up to people just to ask about ...

Little Damsels, and Big Dragons

Aug 16, 2013Category: Comments: 0
There weren't many birds putting on shows at the Great Blue Heron Reserve - except those visiting the feeder behind the gift shop and interpretive centre. The two lagoons were quiet, and the leafy branches around them didn't hold much song either. Where ...

Bocce ball for all

Aug 14, 2013Category: Comments: 1
A rose by any other name .. call it bocce, bocce ball, lawn bowling, or whatever you'd like. It's fun in the sun and a great time with friends. I'm not sure though whether we had more fun on the lawn waiting for the burgers to grill, or noshing at the ...