Vancouver

When we left Ottawa on Thursday, our patio looked like this.

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The view from the patio here in Vancouver has quite a bit of white as well, except in this case, it’s flowers.

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The effect, to say the least, is not the same. And it just gets worse when you look around.

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And by “worse” I mean better, as long as I’m writing this from Vancouver.

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We went for a walk yesterday in Mundy Park, a small urban park near Vancouver, and marveled at how everything was in bloom. (Not so much in Ottawa.)

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One of my favorites is skunk cabbage – it looks so much better than it sounds.

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Mundy park was logged a hundred years ago, and later set aside as a park. The contrast of new growth (now getting quite old) and signs of old stumps, creates many interesting effects.

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In other cases, you just have the remnants of old trees.

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There are also signs of more recent activity, some of it from storm damage…

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And some of it from clean up activity.

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It can create some interesting effects. This is a closeup of the grain of one of the trees that snapped.

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I’ll leave you with a couple more shots from our walk.

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One Response to Vancouver

  1. Not sure if you know Vancouver well or not but, if you want to see more of what Vancouver has to offer I recommend places like the Richmond Nature Park, the Blodel Conservatory and VanDusen Gardens, Stanley Park (of course) and the Botanical Gardens at UBC. Glad you’re enjoying Vancouver!

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