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A cool and wet spring


Camosun Bog

It's been a cool and wet spring so it was nice to get out when it wasn't raining.  Nara was working on homework so Claira and I went for a walk around Camosun bug.

Claira Running On BoardwalkLabrador Tea Blooming In Camosun Bog

Labrador Tea In Bloom
The bog plants are always fun to look at.  The Labrador tea was in full bloom and the Blueberries were starting to ripen up.  My favorite plant here is the sundews so we laid down on the boardwalk and took a good look at a few plants.

Sundew Image StackBlue Berries

Short walk in a near by park, but still a good time!

Iona Beach Regional Park

Another nice day - we went out for a walk at Iona.  The damself flies were out in force with sometimes more than a dozen landed on a bush or hand rail, all flying and landing as you walked by.
 
 Green And Blue DamselflyRed Tinted Damselfly

It's late for the spring migration so most of the birds are the year round residents.  We took a walk around the pond looking for birds close by that didn't just fly away.

Cedar WaxwingWalking Near Edge Of Marsh


Hummingbirds are often good to take photos of because they generally don't care too much about people and they are often distracted fighting with other birds.  We happened to get a male Rufus on a branch quite close to us.

Rufus Looking AroundRufus Looking At Me


Birds too difficult?  Try flowers!  These Brown Eyed Susans were in good shape so we took some time to take some photos.

Nara Shooting Brown Eyed SusansBrown Eyed Susan UndershotEyed Susan

Happy Birthday Claira!

Claira wanted to have her birthday at the Stanley Park train so that is where we booked it.  Birthday packages are easier - you get a small shelter with tables, a package of tickets and free parking for the hosts and two more vehicles. 

Nara At Birthday PartyClaira At Birthday Party

Rushing Into Forest
The kids arrived and then immediately took off for their first train ride.  Even though they see each other every day at school, there is always something new to chat about.

Birthday Party On TrainReflections In Glass
 
After the ride, went to the shelter for a picnic style lunch and cake.  Kids at this age can be picky, but between grilled cheese sandwiches and hotdogs I think everyone was happy.
 
Cake And MarshmallowsLunch At PartyMom Getting Out Cake

The kids then got a second ride around on the train.  They picked a different car to take in the sights.

Second Ride On TrainWater Wheel
 
And that was two hours!  We had a family birthday on Claira's actual birthday.

Claira With Birthday Cake


 
 
 


Birthday Party On Train
Tags: Stanley Park Miniature Train
Brown Eyed Susan Undershot
Labrador Tea Blooming In Camosun Bog
Altitude: 77m (252 feet)
Location: Go To...
Walking Near Edge Of Marsh
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
Location: Go To...
Reflections In Glass
Tags: Stanley Park Miniature Train
Labrador Tea In Bloom
Species: Rhododendron groenlandicum (Bog Labrador Tea)
Altitude: 67m (219 feet)
Location: Go To...
Second Ride On Train
Tags: Stanley Park Miniature Train
Blue Berries
Species: Vaccinium uliginosum (bog blueberry)
Altitude: 70m (229 feet)
Location: Go To...
Water Wheel
Tags: motion blur, water wheel
Cedar Waxwing
Species: Bombycilla cedrorum (Cedar Waxwing)
Green And Blue Damselfly
Claira At Birthday Party
Person: Claira
Red Tinted Damselfly
Rufus Looking Around
Species: Selasphorus rufus (rufous hummingbird)
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
Location: Go To...
Nara At Birthday Party
Person: Nara
Rushing Into Forest
Tags: Stanley Park Miniature Train
Claira Running On Boardwalk
Altitude: 80m (262 feet)
Location: Go To...
Lunch At Party
Mom Getting Out Cake
Tags: birthday cake
Cake And Marshmallows
Nara Shooting Brown Eyed Susans
Person: Nara
Sundew Image Stack
Species: Drosera rotundifolia (Round-leaf Sundew)
Altitude: 69m (226 feet)
Location: Go To...
Rufus Looking At Me
Species: Selasphorus rufus (rufous hummingbird)
Altitude: 2m (6 feet)
Location: Go To...
Eyed Susan
Claira With Birthday Cake
Person: Claira
Tags: birthday cake
Tags: Stanley Park Miniature Train(4), birthday cake(2), water wheel(1), motion blur(1)
People: Claira(3), Nara(3)
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