Saturday, June 24, 2017

Cameron Lake


Beautiful Cameron Lake out of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island,
British Columbia, Canada
 
Linking up once again with James' Weekend Reflection
(thank you James for hosting)


Saturday, June 3, 2017

A Winter's day

Adelaide's winter began on 1 June and it was the coldest start to the season in 70 years!
(overnight 2.9C and daytime max of 15C)
Today it climbed to 17C and was an absolutely splendiferous day -
slightly crisp air with blue skies, but the sun still made its presence felt.
 
Again, it was too good a day to spend indoors (notwithstanding I have a couple of computing and photographic deadlines looming), so mid afternoon I visited a nearby park for a walk with my Nikon and was duly rewarded!
 
 
 

What a treat to catch this sweet Jenny Wren - they are usually so flighty I find it hard to spot one, never mind get a shot in focus!


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend as I link up with James'

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Twice the bird

A glorious day tempted me outside and away from my computer yesterday; with camera and tripod I drove to a nearby area I pass often on the way to a friend's home at Oakden.
What a delight to discover there is more than one lake adjacent to the coffee shop and an abundance of birdlife.
 
Here a Pelican and Ibis share the area

 . . . and here is one section of a lake
 

This Pelican was doing contortions during its preening process!
 

  while here was one of a multitude of Ibis
 

 The Pelican seems to be admiring himself in the water
 
 . . . and the preening continues (the red reflection is of someone walking by on the adjacent bank)
 



 
I so love these giant birds with their unseemly gait on land but graceful flight in the air!
 
Linking up with James' Weekend Reflection


 
 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

More snow

I couldn't help getting carried away taking shots of my snow-laden surrounds on Vancouver Island in March this year (it being a rarity in Adelaide, South Australia - my usual place of residence).
 

 The entrance to Salish Park

 Taken through the window but it still conveys, I believe, a sense of the magical atmosphere at night
 
 



 


 
This reminded me of an Alpine scene!




 Linking up with Susan at Outdoor Wednesday


Spring Snow!

In the latter part of March this year, my 2-month housesit was coming to an end and Spring was due to arrive - however, a vast quantity of unseasonal snow fell (much to my delight!)
 
 Looking across Comox Marina
 

 The shopping precinct in one part of Courtenay in the Comox Valley
 

On the banks of the marina 

Has Christmas come early - or is it running late?! 

The melt begins 

Looking shoreward from the Marina wharf 


The morning sun bathes the mountain tops (camera clock is wrong!) 


 
Joining in the fun at Our World Tuesday 
(with ongoing thanks to the team who invest their time to keep the meme running)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Busy Bee


 
Linking up with Macro Monday 2
(and thank you Gemma for keeping this meme going)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Decor options

While exploring the town of Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island late last year, I was delighted to discover TAB Imports, a store offering a fabulous range of décor options.
 


 
. . . and this sign totally expresses my experience of life on Vancouver Island !! 
 















 
Do visit Our World Tuesday for other fascinating locations
 
Thanking Lady Fi and the team for their dedication to keeping this fun blog afloat !
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