Category Archives: Nature

A Free Meal

One of the fun parts of the Zoo is watching all the none zoo animals eating the zoo animals food. The birds are everywhere. Sparrows, ducks, geese, crows and magpies find a free meal. Crows and Magpies like eating with the bears. Where ever there is food there will also be field mice and voles. Lots to watch if you just look past the zoo animals.

Sunset

A summer sunset from a week or more ago. I was creating images looking the other way and turned around to see this great scene. This reminds me to always be looking around to see what I might be missing.

Wolf Lichen

The morning sunlight is caught in the bright wolf lichen as it clings to the old shake roof of a cabin in the woods. Mother Nature has been painting with her beautiful colours again.

Bowing Trees

The trees appear to bow to each other in a friendly greeting as the sun brings the start to another day. A park, with a little imagination, can be filled with fantasy and wonder.

Summer on the river

Walking by the river on a hot summers day watching the rafts go by. People take to the river when it gets warm. An attempt to cool down. It works if you get wet. The river is so cold but on days like this, no one minds the cold water.

Shelter

On Nose Hill I find many shelters made of windfall. These aren’t used as shelters but usually more like day forts for kids(and adults) that play on the hill. ¬†Walking through the trees will almost always bring you to a structure like this. Some are more creative or well thought out others are quickly put together. It is always fun to find a new one.

City Hawk

As I walked through a parking lot along the railway tracks I could hear the hawk call. Soon he came into sight flying circles above me around the noon hour sun. I don’t see hawks very often near the down town office towers although there is plenty for them to hunt.