Trees and the river, June 9, 2024

A few photos I took on a pleasantly warm and sunny late spring afternoon with an iPhone 12 that Tim Cook is really hoping I’ll upgrade in September.


Two hydrants1Photographing hydrants has become a thing in the gaming group Discord channel, don’t ask me why or how, but I somehow started it I saw yesterday, one with a handsome yellow/red/black colour scheme, the other out of order for unknown reasons. Plus bonus scenery.

And the Brunette River, looking ever more lush as we head toward the midway point of spring:

A pretty river, April 22, 2024

Shots of the Brunette River, taken on a pleasant April afternoon.

All photos taken on my iPhone 12. I actually had my camera with me in case I saw a bird of paradise, but I was too lazy to actually take it out of the bag. I am a bad photographer.

More spring springing, 2024 edition

Brunette River showing more green along its shores, plus a bonus great blue heron in the lower-left corner. Ignore the bit of the new SkyTrain maintenance yard construction also on the left. As the vegetation does it thing over the next few months, most of that should be blotted out, preserving the illusion of untouched nature.

I like these kinds of illusions.

I touched a tree today

And it allowed me to get this shot of the Brunette River. It was also drizzly in that “doesn’t seem like you’re getting wet but end up soaked by the time you get home” way. But worth it, because I touched a tree.

A river rages, plus birds in a field

Shot yesterday (Jan. 23) on my iPhone 12, on a gray, wet winter day.

The Brunette River, misty and rising. The tent on the far bank is now gone.
View from the bridge on North Road. The construction on the left is for the new Millennium Line maintenance yard, set to open in 2027.
Ducks in the field at Lower Hume Park. The crows and gulls got very twitchy when I stopped to take photos. The ducks just kept sticking their heads in the muck.

A trip to the pseudo-marsh

We just had one of those fun atmospheric rivers come through the area, and they always live up to the name, dumping huge amounts of water before moving on.

This afternoon I made a trip with my camera to Lower Hume Park and found the field to be squishy, muddy, and very marsh-like. There were ducks.

And seagulls and crows. And up top, some golden-crowned sparrows and several elusive juncos. The light was not great, but I got a few decent shots (I’ll post more later). Here’s a crow I shot on the way back home:

As the crow perches.

And a shot of the still very high Brunette River:

Whoever is in that tent is pushing their luck.