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A Month of Yellow Things



Seawall to Olympic Village

Multiple Canada Goose Families

With the Covid-19 outbreak, you have to consider every trip outside - will there be crowds?  Will there be line ups?  It was a beautiful weekend and we desperatly needed some outside time and exercise so we decided to run and scooter down the seawall to the Olympic Village.  Our first stop was Granville Island to see all of the baby Canada Geese.

Canada Goose With Babies


Nara Running Down RampNara LevitatingClaira LevitatingClaira Jumping Between Blocks

Science World In Background

The Japa-dog food truck was open so we stopped and had lunch and Mom gave us a drive home. 

Fraser Foreshore Trail

Some weekends you just have to get outside.  I wanted take out from the Romers Burger at the Park so we decided to go early and get a little walk in first.  The weather wasn't nice, but it was still good to get outside.  The restaurant was take out only (there was no mask policy at this point), but having a nice burger and fries was a bit of a return to normal.

Walking On PierOne Goes Under On OverPortrait On Log

Seeing the Hoardings Downtown

A lot of businesses are closed and some of them have put wood over the windows to prevent damage while they are unoccupied.  Some of those hoardings have been painted with murals with support.  On a quiet day we decided to go out and take some photos.

Nara Sees HopeClaira Is Having FunIntrovert SeasonClaira With Artwork
 
  Nara Without Mask

We decided to make a bit of a photo walk out of it.   It was very quiet - almost no one was walking around.

Taking Photos In GastownClaira With Hoarding

  Waggon Full Of Spray Paint

We were driving home when we saw an artist making up mural on the panels outside of a store.  We stopped to take a closer look.

Claira Photograping Hoarding Going Up

Lorcano Beach

The kids love days at the beach.  It's a bit strange seeing everyone at the beach all spread out, but people were trying their best at social distancing.  It is spring and the days are warming up.  The kids could run around on the sand and not get cold.
 
Nara Burrying ClairaJumping In Shallow WaterJumping At Lorano

Southlands

Claira wanted to see horses so we went to Southlands for a scoot and to watch the horses walk by.  I was keen to go somewhere without crowds and the roads in Southlands were basically empty with the exception of the odd horse and rider.

Roadside ButtercupClaira ScootingScooters In Southlands

Bubbles!

Claira's birthday is coming up so Helen is working on some entertainment - giant sized bubbles.  Using a formulas from the internet, she has been trying different batches to see what works here.  The bubble wands are dowels, eye hooks and cotton rope from Home Depot.  With a bit of practice they make some impressive Bubbles!

  Nara Making Zig Zag BubbleNara Releases Giant Bubble

  Claira Creating Large BubbleClaira Jumping For Bubble
 
 

Kids at Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park

This time we wanted to see some baby ducks.
 
Claira Trying To Feed Wood DucksClaira Feeding Baby Mallards

What is really impressive this time of year is the Flag Iris's.  They are invasive and they are clogging up the foreshore all around Lost Lagoon, but they are still a nice flower.  Volunteers in waders come out to pull these weeds before they have a chance to make another generation of seed, but I really wonder how much success they will see long term.

Yellow IrisesYellow Iris Hosting Morning GlorySitting On Overturned TreeNara In Yellow Irises


Walk at Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park

Wood Duck Male Trying To Sleep
Last weekend we went to Lost Lagoon for a morning walk.  This weekend the weather said wet day except for bit in the morning so I went early to get a walk in.  I was quite surprised to find all the wood ducks napping.  They weren't sleeping deeply because crows and Canadian geese were around and bugging, but the ducks did look like they were trying to sleep.

Wood Duck Chick With Mom

Alert Cinnamon Teal
As I walked further around the lagoon, I was surprised to see a Cinnamon Teal - quite a red duck in roughly the same plan as the Mallard.  This duck seemed quite alert - the Mallards near by were preening but this bird was look around attentively and when a sea plan flew overhead it bolted.


The real reason I wanted to come to Lost Lagoon instead of different location was because I saw an American Goldfinch playing in the grass last weekend.  I was hoping that if I came back I would see the same behaviour and sure enough, at the same place was a Goldfinch eating seeds.  The bird was relatively patient with me.

American Goldfinch SideAmerican Goldfinch Eating Seeds

Chickadee At Nest Hole

Near the end of my walk I saw a Chickadee fly up into a tree.  Nesting.  I was hoping to see babies asking for food but they seem to be too deep down.  I'm quite surprised that this nest is viable with so many squirrels in this neighborhood, but the Chickadees were there and feeding something.


Scooters In Southlands
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 54m (177 feet)
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Yellow Iris Hosting Morning Glory
Location: Go To...
Tags: invasive, Stanley Park
Claira Feeding Baby Mallards
Person: Claira
Species: Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)
Altitude: 9m (29 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: icon triple, Stanley Park
Canada Goose With Babies
Nara In Yellow Irises
Person: Nara
Altitude: 3m (9 feet)
Location: Go To...
Claira Photograping Hoarding Going Up
Altitude: 47m (154 feet)
Location: Go To...
Nara Making Zig Zag Bubble
Person: Nara
Tags: bubble
Claira Jumping For Bubble
Person: Claira
Tags: bubble
Nara Running Down Ramp
Person: Nara
Multiple Canada Goose Families
Species: Branta canadensis (canada goose)
Claira Trying To Feed Wood Ducks
Person: Claira
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Stanley Park
Wood Duck Male Trying To Sleep
Species: Aix sponsa (Wood Duck)
Altitude: 7m (22 feet)
Location: Go To...
Alert Cinnamon Teal
Species: Spatula cyanoptera (Cinnamon Teal)
Altitude: 17m (55 feet)
Location: Go To...
Walking On Pier
Person: Claira, Nara, Helen
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fraser Foreshore Trail, pier, umbrella
Jumping In Shallow Water
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Claira Creating Large Bubble
Person: Claira
Tags: bubble
Nara Levitating
Person: Nara
Tags: levitating
One Goes Under On Over
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 9m (29 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Fraser Foreshore Trail, umbrella
Claira Is Having Fun
Altitude: 16m (52 feet)
Location: Go To...
Nara Burrying Claira
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 9m (29 feet)
Location: Go To...
Portrait On Log
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 9m (29 feet)
Location: Go To...
American Goldfinch Side
Species: Spinus tristis (American goldfinch)
Altitude: 8m (26 feet)
Location: Go To...
Nara Without Mask
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 13m (42 feet)
Location: Go To...
American Goldfinch Eating Seeds
Species: Spinus tristis (American goldfinch)
Altitude: 8m (26 feet)
Location: Go To...
Claira Scooting
Person: Claira
Altitude: 12m (39 feet)
Location: Go To...
Jumping At Lorano
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Nara Sees Hope
Altitude: 21m (68 feet)
Location: Go To...
Waggon Full Of Spray Paint
Altitude: 37m (121 feet)
Location: Go To...
Chickadee At Nest Hole
Species: Poecile atricapillus (Black-capped Chickadee)
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
Location: Go To...
Taking Photos In Gastown
Altitude: 16m (52 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Gastown, mural, photographer
Claira With Hoarding
Altitude: 23m (75 feet)
Location: Go To...
Nara Releases Giant Bubble
Person: Nara
Tags: bubble
Claira Jumping Between Blocks
Person: Claira
Roadside Buttercup
Altitude: 14m (45 feet)
Location: Go To...
Yellow Irises
Species: Iris pseudacorus (paleyellow iris, yellow flag)
Altitude: 3m (9 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: invasive, Stanley Park
Introvert Season
Altitude: 3m (9 feet)
Location: Go To...
Sitting On Overturned Tree
Altitude: 3m (9 feet)
Location: Go To...
Wood Duck Chick With Mom
Species: Aix sponsa (Wood Duck)
Altitude: 10m (32 feet)
Location: Go To...
Claira With Artwork
Altitude: 16m (52 feet)
Location: Go To...
Claira Levitating
Person: Claira
Science World In Background
Person: Claira, Nara
Tags: Olympic Village, Science World
Tags: bubble(4), Stanley Park(4), Fraser Foreshore Trail(2), umbrella(2), invasive(2), levitating(1)
People: Claira(16), Nara(14), Helen(1)
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