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A month of beautiful weather


Fireworks Night

Snowbirds Pretending To Be Bigger Airplane
I got home after work and heard a plane closer to the house than I normally hear.  We are on the flight path for the hospital so I thought maybe they got a new helicopter, but I was surprised to see the Snowbirds flying overhead.  I grabbed my camera and took some photos as they flew by.

Snowbirds Fan Over CitySnowbirds Weaving Over City
I haven't seen the Snowbirds in years and this is the first time I've seen them over a large city.  It really does emphasis how small of the valley we are in less than a minute they go from Howe Sound to behind me over the city.

After putting the kids to bed, I went to see the fireworks.  This time, I went to Jericho beach to see the fireworks over the city.  I arrived about half an hour before the fireworks and there were already 30 tripods setup on the pier.  It's nice to see the fireworks with the city behind.

Gold And Blue With The City BehindSailboat With Wide Fireworks
 
Three Bursts Over CityVeil With City

Mount Washington, Paradise Meadows

Walking Along Boardwalk
My grandmother passed away in January.  She didn't want a service so it was a rather muted event.  My sister organized an event in Courtney so everyone could get together to celebrate her life.  We took the day off on Friday to get a bit of time in town.  One of my favorite spots in Courtney is the Paradise Meadows Boardwalk at Mount Washington.  I have visited in July 2016 (Morning), June 2015 with my Grandfather, July 2003 with Helen, and even further back before I had a camera.


The meadow is well knows for it's flowers, but by Mid August things have started to go to the see stage.  There are still flowers out, but they are more sparse and less diverse. 

Bog Orchid StackedGreat Burnet With ButterflyKing Gentian
 
 
Butterfly On Log

Stop To Smell The Fireweed

Grandmothers Celebration of Life


Arabella RunningKaylee About To Throw Ball
 
 
Grandkids With ApplesMarcus With Apples For TurkeysWorking Together To Get Apples
 
 
 
Kaylee Feeding PoniesKaylee Feeding Pony GrassClaira With Pony

Claira And Lexi Playing Dolls Grandfather Reviewing Photos 

Kaylee SmilingKeira And ChrissyKeira And Kaylee On Porch
 
 
Boys On Back Of TractorOverloaded John DeereCousin David Providing Leadership
Trailer Full Of Great GrandkidsPicking Grass From Trailer
 
Portrait Of Turkey VultureJuvenile And Adult Turkey Vulture Putting On ShowTurkey Vulture Looking Over Shoulder

Wild Turkeys In Yard

Vancouver Aquarium, Saturday Morning

We have a pass to the Aquarium and the kids still get excited by the prospect of a visit.  The most expensive part for us now is parking so we double up - Helen drops us off for the morning and goes shopping and then picks us up before lunch. 

The last time we visited, there was an algae bloom in the Sea Lion enclosure so we didn't see much.  This time, the water was mostly clear so we could see the sea lions gliding around the tank.

Sea Lion Upside DownKids With Sea Lion Swimming By

Bats Flying Around Fruit
The kids have a short list of things they want to see every trip.  For some reason, they really like the bat enclosure.  They like the sea horses - both the local bay pipefish and the exotic sea horses in a smaller aquarium.  They like to see Helen the pacific white sided dolphin.

Pipefish In Eel GrassClown Fish In Anemone

This time, the day ended with hard feeling - Claira wanted to go shopping the gift shop and she forgot her money. 

VanDusen Sunday Social


Claira With TrumboneClaira With ViolinNara With Guitar 

Water LilyClaira Touching SunflowerEating Popcorn On TractorWalking Through Maze
 
Waiting For Performance To Start
 
Chamber Music At Van Dusen

Vancouver Aquarium, Monday Night 

Bunching Jellyfish

Grandma was coming over for a visit so the kids wanted to take her to the aquarium.  What they actually wanted to do was to bring their money and go to the gift shop.  The Aquarium is open late on Mondays for the Summer only so we were able to visit after work.  It was a bit abnormal for us - the crowds were small and the kids were interested in new things.

Holding Sea UrchinsClairas Small Urchin
One of the exhibits we haven't really explored before is the touching tank.  It was just our kids and volunteer so she was able to spend more time showing us the sea urchins.  She placed them in the kids hands we saw the feet come out so the urchin could find it's way back into deeper water.

Sea Urchin Feet Out
Reflected Under Statue

The girls bought themselves watches in the gift store.  Different watches thankfully so we won't have to worry about "That's my watch" arguments.  There weren't any tears when we left.

Richmond Night Market

We went to the Richmond Night Market earlier in the year and had a good time.  The kids told grandma and we wanted something to do for a Sunday night so we braved the parking and went again.  We couldn't get my mother to eat anything from a stall, but I think she still had a good time.

Grandkids At Night MarketServing Squid RingsHelen With Stinky Tofu

Granville Island Wooden Boat Festival


Nara With Hand DrillNara With Two Masted Ship
Last year we discovered the wooden boat festival at Granville Island - the kids spent more than an hour building their own wood boats.  They enjoyed it so much we made this years festival a "must attend event".


Claira tried a new thing - she tried to build a house on top of her boat.  Unfortunately, there isn't a "try out" pond here so we couldn't test the prototype until it was all glued together.  Wood does float well, but there are limits to how high you can build on top.  Claira's boat flips over when we got it in the bath tub at home.

Claira Laying Out Deck HouseClaira Using Hand DrillClaira With House Boat

PNE

The kids really enjoyed the PNE last year so when we had a free day we decided to go.  We arrived before the rope drop so we could get parking close by and then raced right to the horse riding ring.

Claira Walking Around LoopNara On PonyNara Walking Around Loop
 
Claira Petting Baby Chicken

Claira On ThroneClaira With DragonNara Doing Dragon Puppet Show
 
  Claira Fishing On Dock

Claira With Cotton Candy
 


Chamber Music At Van Dusen
Tags: performance, VanDusen
Claira On Throne
Waiting For Performance To Start
Person: Claira, Helen, Nara
Claira Fishing On Dock
Person: Claira
Altitude: 26m (85 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: dock, fishing
Snowbirds Fan Over City
Tags: performance, plane, Vancouver
Butterfly On Log
Species: Lycaena mariposa (Mariposa Copper)
Altitude: 1076m (3530 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: boardwalk, Mount Washington
Overloaded John Deere
Nara With Hand Drill
Person: Nara
Tags: boat, building, Granville Island
Kaylee Feeding Pony Grass
Person: Kaylee
Tags: horse
Three Bursts Over City
Location: Go To...
Tags: city, fireworks, night, Vancouver
Reflected Under Statue
Claira Laying Out Deck House
Person: Claira
Tags: boat, building, Granville Island, model
Trailer Full Of Great Grandkids
Claira With Trumbone
Person: Claira
Tags: musical instrument, VanDusen
Keira And Kaylee On Porch
Person: Kaylee, Keira
Claira Petting Baby Chicken
Claira Using Hand Drill
Person: Claira
Tags: boat, building, Granville Island, model
Claira With Dragon
Claira With Pony
Person: Claira
Tags: horse
Snowbirds Pretending To Be Bigger Airplane
Tags: performance, plane
Gold And Blue With The City Behind
Location: Go To...
Tags: city, fireworks, night, Vancouver
Arabella Running
Person: Arabella
Kaylee About To Throw Ball
Person: Kaylee
Claira With Violin
Person: Claira
Tags: musical instrument, VanDusen
Claira And Lexi Playing Dolls
Person: Claira, Lexi May
Nara With Two Masted Ship
Person: Nara
Grandkids With Apples
Person: Claira, James, Marcus, Nara
Tags: apple
Veil With City
Location: Go To...
Tags: city, fireworks, night, Vancouver
Nara Doing Dragon Puppet Show
Person: Nara
Tags: dragon, puppet
Walking Along Boardwalk
Altitude: 1077m (3533 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: boardwalk, Mount Washington
Nara On Pony
Person: Nara
Altitude: 110m (360 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: horse, riding
Claira With House Boat
Person: Claira
Tags: boat, Granville Island, model
Grandfather Reviewing Photos
Person: Philip
Marcus With Apples For Turkeys
Person: Marcus
Tags: apple
Cousin David Providing Leadership
Person: DavidJ, Justin
Walking Through Maze
Claira With Cotton Candy
Person: Claira, Nara
Tags: candy
Keira And Chrissy
Person: Chrissy, Keira
Sea Lion Upside Down
Grandkids At Night Market
Person: Claira, Janet, Nara
Tags: Richmond Night Market
Sea Urchin Feet Out
Great Burnet With Butterfly
Species: Sanguisorba officinalis (Great Burnet, official burnet), Lycaena mariposa (Mariposa Copper)
Altitude: 1079m (3540 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: boardwalk, flower, insect, Mount Washington
Kaylee Smiling
Person: Kaylee
Pipefish In Eel Grass
Portrait Of Turkey Vulture
Species: Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)
Altitude: 76m (249 feet)
Location: Go To...
Clairas Small Urchin
Claira Walking Around Loop
Person: Claira
Altitude: 110m (360 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: horse, riding
Clown Fish In Anemone
Working Together To Get Apples
Bunching Jellyfish
Tags: jellyfish, Vancouver Aquarium
Wild Turkeys In Yard
Species: Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)
Altitude: 78m (255 feet)
Location: Go To...
Snowbirds Weaving Over City
Tags: performance, plane, Vancouver
Boys On Back Of Tractor
Person: James
Tags: tractor
Holding Sea Urchins
Kaylee Feeding Ponies
Nara With Guitar
Person: Abby, Nara
Tags: musical instrument, VanDusen
Turkey Vulture Looking Over Shoulder
Species: Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)
Altitude: 78m (255 feet)
Location: Go To...
King Gentian
Species: Gentiana sceptrum (king's scepter gentian)
Altitude: 1081m (3546 feet)
Location: Go To...
Stop To Smell The Fireweed
Altitude: 1077m (3533 feet)
Location: Go To...
Water Lily
Tags: VanDusen
Juvenile And Adult Turkey Vulture Putting On Show
Species: Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)
Altitude: 78m (255 feet)
Location: Go To...
Sailboat With Wide Fireworks
Location: Go To...
Tags: city, fireworks, night, Vancouver
Picking Grass From Trailer
Person: Claira, James, Marcus, Nara
Serving Squid Rings
Tags: Richmond Night Market, street food
Eating Popcorn On Tractor
Person: Abby, Claira, Haley, Nara
Tags: tractor, VanDusen
Helen With Stinky Tofu
Person: Helen
Tags: Richmond Night Market
Bats Flying Around Fruit
Tags: Vancouver Aquarium
Kids With Sea Lion Swimming By
Bog Orchid Stacked
Species: Platanthera dilatata (white bogorchid)
Altitude: 1081m (3546 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: boardwalk, Mount Washington
Nara Walking Around Loop
Person: Nara
Altitude: 110m (360 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: horse, riding
Claira Touching Sunflower
Tags: VanDusen
Tags: VanDusen(7), Vancouver(6), horse(5), fireworks(4), city(4), night(4)
People: Claira(15), Nara(12), Kaylee(4), Marcus(3), James(3), Helen(2)
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