I try to get down to Centennial Beach in Delta, BC, part of Metro Vancouver’s wonderful regional parks system, every few months. I went down today, and was amply rewarded. . .
Great Blue Heron scratching an itch : -)
Great Blue Heron keeping watch
We were blown away by the variety of fungi on the Jug Island Beach Trail in Belcarra Regional Park today. It seemed like every minute or two we’d encounter something new. Amazing!
Came across this beauty on the Jug Island Beach Trail in Belcarra Regional Park today.
Thought I saw something online recently about Netflix deleting Longmire.
Longmire was one of my fave TV shows. I’m sure that over the last few years I watched all of the episodes at least once, and many several times.
A gritty mix of Westerns and modern policing, the show tackled issues including Indigenous poverty/casino prosperity, prostitution, abuse of foreign workers, trophy hunting, alcoholism, PTSD . . .
It had bleeding heart liberals fighting for, and being rejected by, indigenous folks.
It had right-wing pro-gun folks.
It had good whites and bad whites.
It had good FNs/tribes, and bad ones.
It had weird cults and survivors.
Great writing, great acting. Revenge, despair, pain. . .
We spent several hours rambling Iona Beach Regional Park near YVR. Lots to see!
There were several herons snoozing in the reeds. We’ve seen as many as few dozen there, but only a handful today.
Later in the afternoon they became more active
Just as we were about to leave, a hawk gave us a lovely flyby. . .
We spotted a family of river otters in one of the ponds
Iona Beach Regional Park lunch menu. We saw a pair of Bald Eagles team up to take down a duck along the shoreline, and then take it out to a log in the water to eat.
I lugged a couple of cameras around Deer Lake in Burnaby, BC today. Here are some of the results:
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