Itty bitty…

Come into my web...

Come into my web…

Itty bitty?

Itty bitty?

On those rare days when I don’t have camera gear on my person, I’ve learned to sigh and smile when I encounter a lovely scene.” This wasn’t one of those days: as an improviser friend and I walked along to a session, she encountered this little one enticing creatures into its web.

A warm, sunny/cloudy Vancouver day, the green of life and vibrancy of flowers, and the predator’s presence.

Beautiful.

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On the street where you live

On the street where you live

A quick walkabout as the second ankle injury in four months is slowly healing. Looking up, I saw beautiful blue skies marked by wisps of cloud through the trees. Taking this photo quickly, I looked down again before moving on, because, foot placement is sometimes an important thing.

On the street where you live

On the street where you live

Main & 26th

Early bird

I’m an early bird.

Except for first thing in the morning, I like to arrive at my destinations with a few minutes to spare. It ensures that I have time to perform any last-minute necessaries, and can relax both in transit and at my destination. It’s part of my preparation process, you might say.

Main & 26th

Local gallery

One of the most beneficial things about arriving a bit early is simply that it allows me to look around my destination. Looking south of a gallery I attended on Friday last showed me some street art I’d not previously noted.

Main & 26th

Local gallery

Naturally I had to take a moment or five and walk closer. Much of the alley way has been marked, including the power pole.  None might call it brilliant perhaps, but it’s got an energy to it that kept me examining the works until I needed to get to the gallery.

And I like John Cusack

Main & 26th

Local gallery

Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Water’s edge

It’s a very rare occasion where I don’t have a camera near to hand. On those days that I don’t wish to carry the large unit and lenses, I have a Canon pocket camera with optical zoom that does in a pinch, and thankfully captures many scenes that remind me of places to return and study in greater detail.

Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Pacific Spirit Regional Park is a wonderful place to venture for an easy hike, with groomed trails and stairs for the steeper sections of the trails down to the water from the cliffs near the University of British Columbia. The same trails lead to beautiful beaches, though I can’t imagine heading there with a camera at all!

Commercial Drive Car Free

June 16 was Car Free Day in Vancouver, with several city sections celebrating by closing streets to cars and opening them to artists, musicians, and local proprietors to celebrate. I took a leisurely stroll through Commercial Drive’s activities, pausing by the bubble artist and salsa dancers, and befriending a furry four-legged creature.