A trip out to lighthouse park
I "discovered" lighthouse park when it was
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.
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.
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.
David's After Wedding
David and Dominique were married today!
Jeremy hosted an after wedding cake + sparkly party and we got to wish
the happy couple well.
We were told stories of the
wedding (in a beautiful
home close to the
water), parents and everyone arriving early. The weather was
typical Vancouver, but what can you do.
Lots of drink, some lovely cakes, a good time had by all.
Thanks for including us David!
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.
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.
Parade of Lost Souls
I am impressed.
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
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.
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.
Overall, a great night and next year I want to return with a costume.
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