It has been another week of very changeable skies in Vancouver, B.C. This morning, I heard on the news that there was a fire last night in Stanley Park. I found the photo below at a Vancouver Sun web site. I am thankful the firefighters were able to stop this from spreading. Words almost fail me to describe how heartbroken most people in Vancouver would be to lose that park. I can barely think about it.
|Vancouver Sun Photo to show smoke coming from Stanley Park fire last evening|
Here are the skies as my camera and I saw them over the past week:
|Morning mist over False Creek from my apartment.|
|Evening clouds over False Creek|
|Dramatic afternoon clouds over False Creek|
|Vanier Park, just before sunset.|
|Reflections over the little pond at Vanier Park. The edge of the ocean is in the background at the right.|
|Same pond, same reflections. (Couldn't pick my favourite shot)|
|Looking over the ocean from Vanier Park|
|Walking home from Vanier Park over the Burrard Bridge. Vanier Park is on the left.|
The tree with the eagle nest is the tallest one at the end of the roadway.
|Dark ahead of me, light behind me, as I walk over the Burrard Bridge|
|Standing on the Burrard Bridge. The Granville Bridge and city can be seen in the background.|
|Just coming off the Burrard Bridge, looking ahead at dark skies.|
|Walking along Pacific Street moments later. Blue skies to my right.|
|Cormorants fly through grey skies over Vanier Park|
THURSDAY AROUND 10:00 P.M.
The Roundhouse Plaza is just behind my apartment building. A sort of roof/shelter was recently erected. Supposedly, it is to provide shelter for bands and other entertainers, but in fact, people get quite wet when they stand under it. Both Bill and I have felt critical of the money spent (1.8 million) for something that seems so non-functional. However, I have to admit to enjoying the view last night, when I noticed some lights had been added, with a kind of mist coming up from the wooden floor. The night sky had an amazing amount of blue in it, considering the time. I have included several different shots, as the colours changed minute to minute.
Thank you so much for taking time to look at the skies that I enjoyed over the past week. For other skies around the world, do check out Skywatch Friday.