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May 2007Go to Slide Show

Summer is pretty much here.

VanDusen Botanical Gardens

I have a seasons pass at VanDusen Gardens so it's no problem for me to drop by.  In Spring we the gardens have a number of shows and it's easy to drop in for the show but forget the garden.  I decided to spend a few hours one evening and go for a bit of a walk around.

VanDusen has a lot of flowers, but I really like the local flowers.  While I'm a bit of species geek, I'm not generally keen on recording plants found in botanical gardens (or animals in zoos). 

Beard TonguePasque Flower
Shooting StarsBlue Bells

Besides the flowers, the gardens have some nice structures - buildings, pools and ponds.  I didn't see any big wildlife (besides the usual crows and mallards), but I did have an enjoyable walk.

Korean BuildingZig Zag BridgeSundown On Lily Pool
Chinatown Night Market

Steamed Food
It's my sisters birthday (in a few days) and my Mom was over for a school event so we had a dinner at my house.  After letting dinner settle we decided that my TV free house is boring and decided to go out and see the Chinatown night Market. 

Diana And Jeff Being GoofyDowntown Night Market 

This market is a shadow of the Richmond night Market, but parking is really easy and it's really close so it was a fun time!

Boundary Bay

  Snails In Sea LettuceSnails In Stones
Helen Sticking Her Tongue OutHelen Smiling

Larger Scarlet PimpernelSmall Scarlet Pimpernel

Beach Pea Red HeadCommon Toadflax
Some CarrotAlfalfa

Pasque Flower
Tags: flower, VanDusen
Snails In Stones
Species: Batillaria attramentaria (Japanese false cerith, Mudflat Snail)
Altitude: 4m (13 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: beach, snail
Helen Sticking Her Tongue Out
Person: Helen
Altitude: 3m (9 feet)
Location: Go To...
Red Head
Tags: flower
Diana And Jeff Being Goofy
Person: Diana, Jeff, Lloyd
Larger Scarlet Pimpernel
Tags: flower
Beard Tongue
Tags: flower, VanDusen
Helen Smiling
Person: Helen
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
Location: Go To...
Beach Pea
Species: Lathyrus japonicus (beach pea)
Tags: flower
Downtown Night Market
Location: Go To...
Tags: market, Vancouver, Vancouver Chinatown
Shooting Stars
Tags: flower, VanDusen
Species: Medicago sativa (alfalfa)
Tags: flower, insect, macro
Zig Zag Bridge
Tags: bridge, garden, pond, VanDusen
Some Carrot
Tags: flower
Snails In Sea Lettuce
Species: Batillaria attramentaria (Japanese false cerith, Mudflat Snail)
Altitude: 7m (22 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: beach, kelp, snail
Common Toadflax
Species: Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs, common toadflax)
Tags: flower, invasive
Small Scarlet Pimpernel
Tags: flower
Korean Building
Tags: garden, HDR, VanDusen
Steamed Food
Tags: market, street food, Vancouver, Vancouver Chinatown
Blue Bells
Tags: flower, garden, VanDusen
Tags: flower, VanDusen
Sundown On Lily Pool
Tags: garden, VanDusen
Tags: flower(12), VanDusen(8), garden(4), Vancouver(2), market(2), Vancouver Chinatown(2)
People: Helen(2), Diana(1), Jeff(1), Lloyd(1)
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