Photo of the Day: Sunning snake stops slithering

After my run at Burnaby Lake, I came across a garter snake. They usually slither off quickly as you approach, but this one was contentedly sunning and remained indifferent to my presence as I took some photos.

A soggy trip to Reifel Bird Sanctuary, September 4, 2021

The showers arrived hours early, roughly starting at the same time we arrived. For the most part it wasn’t too bad and I was able to use my non-water resistant camera, but by the end it was pretty much a steady rain–the first in months!

Walk 54: Also unplanned

I didn’t plan exactly on doing a walk today, and when I did decide to head out I didn’t plan on doing any running.

So I went out, and I did do some running here and there, so my pace is faster than the last walk, breaking the 9:00/km mark, which ain’t gonna happen if I’m only walking unless I suddenly grow giraffe-length legs, which would admittedly be funny and also horrifying.

The weather was very similar to last time–pleasantly warm, but not nearly hot like we’ve seen so much this summer.

I took a few pics while out (this is easier when you’re walking than running) and will post one below the stats. Speaking of stats, here they are!


Walk  54
Average pace: 8:57/km
Location: Brunette River trail
Distance: 8.41 km
Time: 75:13
Weather: Sunny
Temp: 25ÂșC
Humidity: 48%
Wind: light
BPM: 123
Weight: 178.3 pounds
Total distance to date: 414.13 km
Devices: Apple Watch Series 5, iPhone 12
Lily pads in late summer

Photo of the Day: Flower up close and personal

Removing the date from the title of the post because I am more often that not posting these photos later than the day on which they were taken, making the title a LIE and a SHAM.

This was taken at the Nature house at Burnaby Lake on August 14, 2021. I basically wanted to get as close as I could and as straight-on to the flower as possible.

Taken with an iPhone 12

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2021

Yeah, I’m five days late on this photo. I was busy sweating. A lot.

Some kid is now rubbing their eyes, unable to shield the glare of the sun.

(Actually, perhaps not. The sunglasses are now gone, possibly returned to the owner, or maybe they’re now being worn by some dog, ala Spuds Mackenzie. Or Poochie.)