A distinctly northern beauty. 🙂
From a recent flight.
I like how smooth the clouds are with their little pond-like breaks.
Cheers from 32,000 feet. 🙂
A lily pad, so evocative of lazy summer days, warm and languorous.
Great to look forward to. 🙂
A little song sparrow stopped for a quick visit before heading south.
I hope there will be a safe journey ahead for him.
The bees were very busy around this large bush covered in small white flowers.
Humming away, they were industriously putting the finishing touches on their winter food stores.
Nature was very thoughtful to provide this late blooming source of late September nourishment.
This amazing photo was taken by Vancouver photographer Martin Gregus in preparation for his portfolio submission to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Gregus won the “rising star” portion of the competition for young photographers aged 18-26; he spent an entire summer using a drone to photograph the bears from a distance so that he wouldn’t interfere with them. Given how endangered and precious the polar bears are, his non-intrusive photos are very important.
To see more of his jaw-droppingly beautiful photos, please see https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/polar-bears-in-the-summer-vancouver-man-wins-prestigious-wildlife-photography-prize-1.5625683
I found this pretty flower bed in a park in Kelowna in early October.
Very ordinary flowers but lovely and fresh.
The ordinary things are often the best things.
These feathered friends photographed by Joshua Galicki are in sync right down to the waddle of their feet.
It’s great to have friends who understand your life-waddle.
We have had some lovely weather recently; sunny with temperatures between 5 and 10C (50F). That’s pretty good for the subarctic in mid-October.
Although it is gradually getting colder, we are having a slow, gentle autumn. There are even a few bright patches of colour left.
Have a good Sunday. 🙂
This sculpture of a naked, laughing youth is on Vancouver’s waterfront.
He’s definitely carefree and just enjoying life, something I could appreciate as my M and I were doing the same thing!
There is a nearby plaque that is supposed to explain the sculpture’s background, but I found it to be worded in a rather convoluted, overly arty sort of way. I took a picture of it but I’ve decided to leave it out. I think it’s better to just let the viewer do the interpreting.
Happy weekend from Vancouver’s naked laughing guy!