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A trip out to lighthouse park


Sky Hole in the forest
I "discovered" lighthouse park when it was rated the best regional park in the Vancouver area on the local CBC morning program.  I've been to Lighthouse park before but I wasn't really thrilled with the photos I got so given some times on a lazy Sunday Helen and I decided to go out for a walk and see what we could see.    October is a real hit and miss month for weather - some days are beautiful, but many aren't.  Lighthouse parks fills a nice niche in that you can go with a minimum of notice.


We had just cleared the parking lot when we noticed a bunch of people stopped on the path.  Turns out they were all looking at a great horned owl hanging out on a tree limb close to the trail.  Helen had always wanted to see an owl so I was quite happy to see this one.  Sadly, if the crowd hadn't been there, we probably would have just walked right on by.

Sitting Puffed UpLooking BackStretching A Wing

 Helen In Front Of Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is nice, but you can't get really close to it.  Last time we took pictures at the gate just in front of a support building, but the photos aren't particularly compelling.  New this time, we walked back a bit and checked out the near by viewpoint.  A nice, natural view and quieter as well.  We snapped some photos and continued with walking.


Sailboat Passing LighthouseUs On Monument DarkHelen And I Bright

 
Having seen the Owl, I wasn't expecting to see much more.  Helen pointed out some nice Macro shots but otherwise it was just nice to get out for a walk.
 
Yellow Fungus Growing With MossFrilly Orange Caterpillar

David's After Wedding Party
David and Dominique were married today!  Jeremy hosted an after wedding cake + sparkly party and we got to wish the happy couple well.
 
David PhilosophizingReading ACardSmilesDavid Pouring Sparkly
 
David Pouring BlushPortrait Of ACake CutterCutting TimeDavid And Dominique Drowsy  


The Other Happy CoupleMark With Champagne
We were told stories of the wedding (in a beautiful home close to the water), parents and everyone arriving early.  The weather was sadly typical Vancouver, but what can you do.


Lots of drink, some lovely cakes, a good time had by all.

Sparkly SceneCakes Destroyed

Thanks for including us David!

Some Flowers

Box Of Flowers On A Rainy Day
We recently winterized Helen's gardens and there were some flowers still blooming.  Helen was kind enough to give me the cut flowers and on a rainy day I decided to take some flower pictures.  I was basically trying to replace this photo and I wasn't thrilled with the results.

 Straight Up Dahlia


Helen found a tiny snail crawling around on a flower and she transplanted it onto the edge of a Dahlia.   This thing is tiny - it probably couldn't touch both edges of penny.  It gave me a reason to get closer which led to nice photos.

Surfing Up The UndersideTransparent Shell

Eyes Looking For OptionsComing Up On Edge Of PedalStripes On Head
 
Parade of Lost Souls

I am impressed. 

Blowing FireJuggling Fire
I've heard about the Parade of Lost Souls from coworkers but I've never been before.  Sean and Catherine were interested in going so we made a plan to meet up.  The Parade of Lost Souls is setup by the Public Dreams Society and apparently they have been running events like this for 15 years.  I downloaded a map and header over to Comerical drive.   We met at Grandview Park and walked down to the large field behind the Britannia community center.  There were already fire performers under way so we watched for a while.
 


There is something about fire that makes it a public spectacle.

One Handed TwirlFires In HandBall Of Swirling Fire
Stabbing With FlameSword On FireSheet Of Flame
Stepping With Two FlamesUIReflected FlareCircle Of Flame
 
 
Pushing Meat Cart
After watching the fire, we returned up to Comerical drive and had some dinner at Stella's.  After some really good beer, we walked through the crowds of people taking photos of people in costumes.  Most people had costumes so I started feeling bad not being dressed up. 

Hunky GuysStick Characters

Overall, a great night and next year I want to return with a costume.



Sky Hole in the forest
Tags: HDR
The Other Happy Couple
Person: Stephen
Blowing Fire
Tags: fire, long exposure, performance
Reflected Flare
Tags: fire, flare, long exposure, performance
Straight Up Dahlia
Tags: flower, macro
Us On Monument Dark
Person: Helen, John
Altitude: 50m (164 feet)
Location: Go To...
Juggling Fire
Location: Go To...
Tags: fire, long exposure, performance
Mark With Champagne
Person: Mark
Eyes Looking For Options
Tags: macro, snail
Stretching A Wing
Species: Bubo virginianus (Great Horned Owl)
Tags: BC fauna, bird
Sheet Of Flame
Tags: fire, motion blur
Fires In Hand
Tags: fire, long exposure, performance
Yellow Fungus Growing With Moss
Species: Dacrymyces palmatus (Orange Jelly Fungus)
Tags: moss, mushroom
Ball Of Swirling Fire
Tags: fire, long exposure, performance, swirling
Sparkly Scene
Tags: wine
Portrait Of ACake Cutter
Person: David, Dominique
Transparent Shell
Tags: flower, macro, shallow depth of field, shell, snail, translucence
Sailboat Passing Lighthouse
Tags: lighthouse
Reading ACard
Person: David, Dominique
David Philosophizing
Person: David, Dominique
Frilly Orange Caterpillar
Altitude: 126m (413 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: insect
David Pouring Sparkly
Person: David
Sword On Fire
Tags: fire, long exposure, performance
Stripes On Head
Tags: macro, snail
Stepping With Two Flames
Tags: fire, performance
Circle Of Flame
Tags: fire, long exposure, performance
Stabbing With Flame
Tags: fire, long exposure, performance
Coming Up On Edge Of Pedal
Tags: macro, snail
UI
Tags: fire, long exposure
Sitting Puffed Up
Species: Bubo virginianus (Great Horned Owl)
Tags: BC fauna, bird
Surfing Up The Underside
Tags: macro, snail
Stick Characters
Tags: performance, Vancouver
Smiles
Person: David, Dominique
Cutting Time
Person: David, Dominique
Helen And I Bright
Person: Helen, John
Altitude: 59m (193 feet)
Location: Go To...
Helen In Front Of Lighthouse
Person: Helen
Altitude: 24m (78 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: lighthouse
One Handed Twirl
Tags: fire, long exposure, performance
Hunky Guys
Location: Go To...
Tags: costume, parade
David And Dominique Drowsy
Person: David, Dominique
Looking Back
Species: Bubo virginianus (Great Horned Owl)
Tags: BC fauna, bird
David Pouring Blush
Person: David
Box Of Flowers On A Rainy Day
Pushing Meat Cart
Tags: costume, parade, performance
Cakes Destroyed
Tags: fire(12), performance(12), long exposure(10), macro(6), snail(5), BC fauna(3)
People: David(8), Dominique(6), Helen(3), John(2), Mark(1), Stephen(1)
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