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A cold, dark month


Iona Regional Park

Snow Goose In Reeds
If you have a few hours free on a Weekend morning, it never hurts to drop by Iona and look for something interesting.  Sometimes I don't even get to the ponds - I just watch the birds on the shore.  Today the Snow Geese were close to shore eating and sleeping so I camping on a driftwood log and waited for the birds to come to me.

Snow Geese Coming In For LandingSnow Goose Looking For Food

Bald Eagle Looking For Snack
There are a lot of predators at Iona - the trees almost always have a hawk or bald eagle.  The pilings in view often have Osprey.  I don't think it's easy being a prey bird out here - having the many eyes of a flock helps.  Sure enough, when an eagle flew over, all of the snow geese took to the sky.

Visiting Family in White Rock

Covid over Christmas has been rough - the recommendation was for small groups.  Following Christmas, there was of course a surge in the number of cases and if you want to stay Covid free, you have to think about your risk.  By February, the numbers were getting better again (a lot of the population here is double vaccinated and the hospital numbers were reasonable) so we went out to visit our family in White Rock.  They have a trampoline so the kids were entertained.

All Kids On TrampolineMarcus Flying High

Claira AirborneJames Blocking BallNara On Trampoline

Kids At White Rock Pier

About a year ago the Pier at White Rock suffered some damage from a storm.  The Pier is open again.  Locals aren't so keen on going during the afternoon (parking is expensive and often full) but we weren't staying for sunset so we went. 

James Looking At BeachClaira With Tossed HairJames On RampNara With Hair In Wind
 

Lantern Festival At Granville Island.

The winter is hard - it's often dark and wet.  Lanterns complement that well - light and reflections in puddles.  We have seen this format of lanterns before, but his time we can get close to the lanterns and we had the plaza to ourselves.

Claira With TransformationClaira In Running Past Wind GardenClaira In Front Of Transformation
 
 
John Standing With AlegriaNara With LrikulauHelen With Honouring The Spirit Of The Children

VMF Winter Arts - Yaletown


inflated Spiky Shape

This was a new one to me - the Winter Arts Festival.  Being Covid season I was concerned about crowds, but a rainy night we had the place almost to ourselves.  The art was interactive - as you stepped on the hex's, different sounds came out.



  Nara Making MusicWater Splotches On LensDancing On Different MachinesClaira Hopping
 
 
 


Nara Making Music
Altitude: 48m (157 feet)
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Kids At White Rock Pier
Person: Claira, James, Marcus, Nara
Tags: pier
John Standing With Alegria
Person: John
Altitude: 112m (367 feet)
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Tags: Granville Island, lantern
Dancing On Different Machines
Person: Nara
Altitude: 18m (59 feet)
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Nara On Trampoline
Person: Nara
Tags: trampoline
Nara With Lrikulau
Person: Nara
Altitude: 115m (377 feet)
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Tags: Granville Island, lantern
Claira With Transformation
Person: Claira
Altitude: 148m (485 feet)
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Tags: Granville Island, lantern
James Looking At Beach
Person: James
Tags: pier
Claira Hopping
Altitude: 17m (55 feet)
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Snow Goose In Reeds
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
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Marcus Flying High
Person: Marcus
Tags: trampoline
Claira In Front Of Transformation
Person: Claira
Altitude: 112m (367 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Granville Island, lantern
inflated Spiky Shape
Altitude: 20m (65 feet)
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Tags: art
Claira Airborne
Person: Claira
Tags: trampoline
James Blocking Ball
Person: James
Tags: trampoline
Claira With Tossed Hair
Claira In Running Past Wind Garden
Altitude: 112m (367 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Granville Island, lantern, motion blur, night, running
James On Ramp
Bald Eagle Looking For Snack
Species: Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
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Tags: bird in flight, Iona Beach Regional Park
Snow Goose Looking For Food
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Nara With Hair In Wind
All Kids On Trampoline
Person: Claira, James, Marcus, Nara
Tags: trampoline
Snow Geese Coming In For Landing
Species: Chen caerulescens (Snow Goose)
Altitude: 6m (19 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: bird in flight, Iona Beach Regional Park
Helen With Honouring The Spirit Of The Children
Person: Helen
Altitude: 112m (367 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Granville Island, lantern
Water Splotches On Lens
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 22m (72 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: art
Tags: Granville Island(6), lantern(6), trampoline(5), Iona Beach Regional Park(2), bird in flight(2), pier(2)
People: Claira(6), Nara(6), James(4), Marcus(3), Helen(1), John(1)
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