A Month of Yellow Things
Seawall to Olympic Village
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
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.
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.
We decided to make a
bit of a photo walk out of it. It was very quiet -
almost no one was walking around.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Kids at Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park
This time we wanted to see some baby ducks.
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.
Walk at Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park
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
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.
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.
Tags: bubble(4), Stanley Park(4), Fraser Foreshore Trail(2), umbrella(2), invasive(2), levitating(1)
People: Claira(16), Nara(14), Helen(1)
From: John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2020 to 2005 > May 2020
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