Sunday, April 12, 2009

Times of renewal in Vancouver





8 comments:

Walker Morrow said...

Great pics, Truepeers.

I should take some shots of Vancouver Island in the Spring. Unfortunately, my camera is currently loaned to a friend of mine...which seems to be adherence to murphy's law.

tiberge said...

@ truepeers,

Gorgeous pictures. I had forgotten how beautiful nature can be (cooped up as I am in a city dwelling, with silk flowers in the vases - to prevent the cat from toppling over a vase full of water).

Vancouver in winter or spring - equally beautiful. You're all very lucky to be there.

truepeers said...

Thanks Walker, Tiberge,

I'm glad you like them as I am just a snapshooter at heart.

Walker, how about some shots of a Garry Oak meadow come summertime?

Tiberge, does your cat drink the water? My mother has a cat, a Chartreuse, with a similar vase-tipping habit! But she has a strong instinct to search out water in many places, not that there's any shortage around here.

Walker Morrow said...

Garry Oak meadows? The name sounds vaguely familiar, but I'm afraid I don't know where that is. Although I would probably be game for trying to get some pics of it if I were to find out.

truepeers said...

Walker,

Garry Oaks, a type of Oak tree, are found in several places on southern Vancouver Island, though their acreage is now much diminished with human development.

here's a photo

I believe there are a few Garry Oak reserves in the Cowichan. See, for example.

Walker Morrow said...

Oh, ok! Thanks. When I get my camera back, I'll have to keep an eye out for those in the Summer, and then I can just post any pics onto my blog.

Cool.

tiberge said...

@ truepeers,

Cats often seek out water - faucets, for example, are fascinating to them, especially dripping ones.

My cat Gossamer (he's a long-haired gray one, and his fur is very soft), like many of his ilk runs to the toilet every time I flush. It's essential to remember to close the lid - he would gladly jump in.

Strangely enough, it's hard to get him to drink adequate quantities of water from his own bowl. Cats are unfathomable, and each one is different.

truepeers said...

Tiberge,

That's interesting. I wonder if it might have something to do with (domestic) cats' Egyptian (dry, hot) ancestry?