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Jessica and Shelton Get Married

Waiting For Wedding To Start

Walking In Dropping FlowersJessica Walking In With Mom And BrotherJulie Walking In With Nathan


Girls Waiting To See ParentsPost PaperworkHolding BouquetsHappily Married
 



 
 
 
Claira With Fancy DressClaira With AppleThat Apple Is TartPulling Apples Off Tree

Marcus And Jeff On StepsDuncan Deane And Stella In Shade




Kids Running Down To RiverChickens Come To Visit

Claira Back In RiverClaira Found StreamChasing Small Fish In Stream

James Standing On Fallen TreeLexi Watching RiverMarcus In The River


  Nara And James Walking On Trees
 
 
  Running To Next Target
 
 
 
 
Playing Tag At Sunset

Playing Tag In OrchardNara Running ByPlaying Apple Tag HardMarcus Running By
 

Seeing Family in Surrey

My sister lives in in Surrey and the summer is a great time to go out and visit.  Covid is in what turns out to be a low so we can meet up, but we want to still want to maintain space between people and keep the number of people to a minimum.  I did a bit of research and found Colebrook park.  It has a one way trail network that helps to keep visitors separated while you walk around.
 
Four Kids Running Down Trail
The kids were happy to be outside and basically just started running.  I was hoping for a photo for Grandma who we weren't visiting nearly as much as we once did.  The kids were just barely cooperative.

Boardwalk In Forest

Woodpecker Eating Mullein
The park itself is quite nice - a lot of nice forest and birds flying though.  We wound up doing the loop twice because the kids were done in less than half an hour and we needed the space.

Slugs With EggsWalking Old Road

After the walk, we decided to go to Cresent beach for take out.  While there is a lot of space here, the sea wall trail was more crowded than I had hoped for.  The tide was out so we went for a walk in the shallow water and mud.

Walking In Sea Grass ShallowsSand Dollar In Clairas Hand
We saw lots of Lugworm eggs in the shallow water which the kids have seen on previous subtidal walks out in the eel grass around boundary bay.

Running On Mud
 

On the Island at the end of the Summer

 Hanging Out In New Tree Fort
My mother kindly offered to take the kids for the last week or two of summer.  We setup our schedule to reduce how many kids the kids saw to try and shrink our bubble and then took the trip over to the island.


 
Claira Looking At Wax PaperClaira Caught Butterfly
Claira got it in her head that she wanted a butterfly in a jar.  I've seen some beautiful butterflies at the top of Mount Douglas before so we went there to try and get one.  The only thing we found were European Skippers (which I don't mind so much trapping in a jar) so Claira was a little happy.  I've seen kids with large butterfly nets and I really don't understand the boundaries of capturing wildlife, even if it's just an insect.

McMinn Park

Dad Biking In Front
My kids really enjoy time at the local playground.  McMinn park is a short bike ride away from my parents house and it's been upgrade with a good zip line and a disk swing.   My dad has been collecting used kids bikes from consignment sporting goods stores so we seem to have enough bikes that everyone can petal down.


The kids get a good play, but it's a different kind of play than what they get at school.  In school they play games like grounders or "man hunt".  Two kids aren't enough to play these kids of games and my kids won't talk to other kids on the playground to try and get a game going.

Nara Hanging From Monkey BarsNara Helping Claira With Monkey BarsNara On ZiplineClaira On Zipline
 
Good play in, the kids were tired enough for a portrait and then a ride home.

Ready For Bike Ride Home

Outerbridge Park

Outerbridge park is a small park very close to my parents home.  I used to be private property by the owner of the property gave it to the city at the end of her life and it's a small park/garden now.  It used to be her private garden and still has many invasive or non-native plants, but that doesn't stop endemic (and invasive) wildlife from calling it home.

Skipper On LavenderCommon Wall Lizard
This year I saw a surprising number of Common Wall Lizards.  These are invasive and they appear to growing in numbers.  There were a variety of size so clearly they are reproducing. 


There are lots of other things to see in the park - birds, insects and sometimes frogs.

Northern FlickerPaddle Tailed DarnerChestnut Backed Chickadee

I enjoy the small breaks to go to the park and use my natural brain.


Holding Bouquets
Person: Arabella, Jessica, Lexi May, Shelton
Tags: wedding
Northern Flicker
Species: Colaptes auratus (Northern Flicker)
Girls Waiting To See Parents
Person: Arabella, Lexi May
Hanging Out In New Tree Fort
Person: Claira, Nara
Waiting For Wedding To Start
Nara Hanging From Monkey Bars
Person: Nara
Tags: McMinn Park, monkey bars, playground
Four Kids Running Down Trail
Altitude: 4m (13 feet)
Location: Go To...
Chickens Come To Visit
Tags: chicken
Claira Back In River
Person: Claira
Walking In Dropping Flowers
Common Wall Lizard
Species: Podarcis muralis (Common Wall Lizard)
Tags: Outerbridge Park
Sand Dollar In Clairas Hand
Species: Dendraster excentricus (eccentric sand dollar)
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Boundary Bay
Running On Mud
Person: James, Marcus, Nara
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Boundary Bay, mud
Playing Tag At Sunset
Tags: sunset
Claira With Fancy Dress
Person: Claira
Paddle Tailed Darner
Species: Aeshna palmata (Paddle-tailed Darner)
Tags: insect, Outerbridge Park
Chestnut Backed Chickadee
Species: Poecile rufescens (Chestnut-backed Chickadee)
Tags: Outerbridge Park
Skipper On Lavender
Species: Thymelicus lineola (European Skipper)
Marcus And Jeff On Steps
Person: Jeff, Marcus
Duncan Deane And Stella In Shade
Ready For Bike Ride Home
Person: Claira, Lloyd, Nara
Tags: biking
Post Paperwork
Person: Jessica, Shelton
Tags: wedding
Pulling Apples Off Tree
Claira Caught Butterfly
Person: Claira
Altitude: 239m (784 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Mount Douglas
Happily Married
Person: Jessica, Shelton
Tags: wedding
Lexi Watching River
Person: Lexi May
Claira On Zipline
Tags: McMinn Park, playground, zipline
Woodpecker Eating Mullein
Altitude: 10m (32 feet)
Location: Go To...
Playing Apple Tag Hard
Person: James
Julie Walking In With Nathan
James Standing On Fallen Tree
Person: James
Claira Looking At Wax Paper
Altitude: 239m (784 feet)
Location: Go To...
Walking Old Road
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Walking In Sea Grass Shallows
Person: Claira, James, Marcus, Nara
Altitude: 5m (16 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: beach, Boundary Bay
Dad Biking In Front
Person: Lloyd
Tags: biking
Kids Running Down To River
Running To Next Target
Playing Tag In Orchard
Person: Claira
Marcus In The River
Person: Marcus
Slugs With Eggs
Altitude: 8m (26 feet)
Location: Go To...
Claira With Apple
Person: Claira
Tags: apple
Nara Helping Claira With Monkey Bars
Person: Claira, Nara
Tags: McMinn Park, monkey bars, playground
Nara On Zipline
Tags: McMinn Park, playground, zipline
Nara Running By
Person: Nara
Claira Found Stream
Person: Claira
Jessica Walking In With Mom And Brother
That Apple Is Tart
Person: Marcus
Tags: apple
Nara And James Walking On Trees
Person: James, Nara
Chasing Small Fish In Stream
Person: Claira, James, Nara
Marcus Running By
Person: Marcus
Boardwalk In Forest
Altitude: 11m (36 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: McMinn Park(4), playground(4), wedding(3), Boundary Bay(3), Outerbridge Park(3), apple(2)
People: Claira(11), Nara(9), James(6), Marcus(6), Lexi May(3), Jessica(3)
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