Fort Rodd Hill

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Today we explored Fort Rodd Hill. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as we did! It was interesting enough for Eric, and had info boards in front of major buildings, and there was a lot for me to take pictures of. Too bad I forgot my second battery in the charger at home. Oops. Oh well, I’ll just have to go back :)

It’s definitely affordable, less than $4 for an adult. (A nice change from attractions downtown.) We’re looking forward to going on the lantern tour in September, and might have to check out the Old English Car Affair as well. (Might be time to go crazy with HDR. MWAHAHA.)

*Note* I’m experimenting with a new gallery system (thanks, Eric!), so now if you click on an image, it appears in a fancy lightbox! It also makes uploading way easier. Hopefully this looks the same on all computers.


Canadian 4th of July

Beautiful sunset.

Port Angeles across the water.

I didn’t get any pictures of Canada Day – ours was pretty subdued, but still wonderful. But I ended up at the beach on the fourth of July, and I got the unexpected treat of seeing the holiday fireworks across the way in Port Angeles, Washington.   :)

Tiny cute fuzzy things.


Note the wing nub! eee!

A sanpiper of unknown origin. He's confusing.

I heart paths

Red-winged Blackbird. Has cool orange and yellow racing stripes :)

It's a dragonfly parking lot!

Bewick's Wren and an Anna's Hummingbird with IntenseFace

Better view of the Blackbird's wing.

It’s officially baby season at Swan Lake! So many little ducks and geese. The ducklings, at least, have little wings to flap when they run, but the geese are left with nothing but little nubs. It makes them look like fuzzy veloceraptors when then move. Creepy and cute at the same time. There was a turkey vulture soaring in circles above. Daaamn, those things look big when they fly :s

There is a bench by the nature house, almost invisible from the path, especially now that the grass is so high. It’s a perfect spot to sit and listen in the breeze. Ahhhhhhh. I think I might go back tomorrow.

Random Tuesday

No pics in this one, but I had to share the awesome. Today I stumbled across Lindsey Stirling‘s YouTube channel. Here’s her and Peter Hollen’s Skyrim video:

Wasn’t that freakin’ sweet? I want to be around people who love what they do that much, and have fun doing it. Passion is infectious. (Like a disease, but, you know, better.)

Every time I look around

…it gets greener and greener.

Earlier that day, Eric and I went out to the Migratory Bird Sactuary to feed some birds. The swans were very eager. (heehee) and the ducks were in a little herd picking up what the bigger guys missed.

I <3 spring :)

Woo Vancouver!

Well, Stanley Park, really. We couldn’t have asked for a ncer day to walk around. I didn’t need my coat all day. It was glorious! I made the trip up for Bailey’s birthday, and it was definitely worth not sleeping much. (ha) We spent hours roaming the park, and eating deliciously greasy fried food from the concession stand. Fish and chips ftw!
There was a stream that had interesting bubble arches forming where water was falling, and a neat curved tree with water reflecting the light back up. We met a tourist from Scotland, and told him to go to Stuart’s Bakery at Granville Island.  (You should go there too.)  We planned adventures and photo ideas, too. (We need to make a day of it this summer.)

It’s hard to believe that this is March. It only gets warmer from here.


Lazy Sunday

We went for a walk around the lake this morning. Eric fed some very friendly ducks.

And this guy noticed there was food and came to check us out.

It was a beautiful spring day. It was definitely nice to shed a few layers :)

There was even a pair of Great Blue Herons hanging out in the marsh.

Signs of spring are everywhere.

In a month or two when it’s a little warmer (and less breezy), I think this will make a good picnic spot. I think it looks like Hammy the Hamster’s riverbank.

Today was a nice day to relax and enjoy the changing seasons.

Where is your favourite place to enojoy the sunshine?