Will the real Ryan Gosling please step forward?

28 04 2012

I just found out Ryan Gosling is Canadian. Well fancy that!

Taking a stroll around our local ponds as they are slowly being rehabilitated after their dredging, we came across a family of geese. I happened to have my Box Brownie with me, so thought I’d share a few snaps of the youngsters as they bickered and mucked about under the watchful eyes of mum and dad. If you’re prone to uttering “aw cute!” though, you are banished to the corner…

Spring: The grace, the power and the detritus

28 04 2012

A few readers may recall come pictures I posted when our two local ponds were being drained. That was back in February. Progress is being made, and one of the ponds has been refilled. Aparently the mud dredged out had an unexpectedly high zinc level, so the council had to find a different waste dump that was certified to accept the mud. Mud that had hitherto been totally fine for the local ducks, but was now unfit to have within the city boundaries of Surrey, BC.

As the park is slowly being returned to normal, I took my trusty camera obscura for a walk and captured a few snaps of the different aspects of the Spring day. The glorious blooms from the magnolias, the pathetic little piles of bikes and shopping trolleys that had been salvaged from the ponds, the heavy equipment lying idle for the weekend, awaiting Monday’s renewed action. There’s much to be seen if you choose to look.

OK – who pulled the plug out?

15 02 2012

Today, they’d drained one of our local duck ponds.

The ducks (and the resident heron) seemed most confused, vying for space in the last few dribbles between banks of mud.

Drained duck pond

Drained duck pond

In a reflective mood

28 01 2012

We had a cold snap in the Lower Mainland a couple of weeks ago. I took a few photos, but forgot to post any.

I picked this one because of all the textures. The translucent ice, the trees, the reflections in the still water.