I stopped this morning, just before the Lions Gate Bridge, on the way to school. I liked this flower, and thought of my sister, Sherrill. It is her birthday today, so this one is for her.Just a tiny bit further along, and still before the bridge, I took these two photos at the edge of Stanley Park. Bill thought the green moss looked like Geckoes climbing the tree. That made me think of a post by Ruby Isabella Jones that I enjoyed a few days ago.
The knot in this tree seemed remarkable in some way, and Bill liked it too, so this one is for him.
Shortly after I finished my last class for the day, Kevin, our dorm supervisor ran upstairs to tell me there was a large bird sitting in the tree at the back of the school. Thanks, Kevin, for taking time to let me know! I grabbed my camera and went outside with him, but the light was really poor. The best I could do was the photo below. At first, I thought it must be an Osprey, because I know there is a nest nearby, but on checking my book, I'm again leaning to Cooper's Hawk (possibly juvenile?), just as I did when I saw the bird at Jericho Park several weeks ago. I'm still uncertain, so if anyone has more definite identification, that would be great. Although students were playing tennis nearby, and lots of people were walking their dogs, the bird seemed quite relaxed.
It finally left, and I just managed to catch a last glimpse as it flew over the school roof.
After a grey day, the light at sunset changed dramatically. I took this from the Burrard Bridge.
The cherry blossoms have been out for just a few days, but there are already quite a few on the ground, the result, I guess, of several really windy days. I've admired this tree, against a building painted a lovely shade of green, for the past few mornings. Tonight, with the light fading quickly, it seemed the right time to stop and record the combination of white cherry blossom against subtle green.
There was a lot of beauty in today.