Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Vancouver in the fall

acer, English Bay, Vancouver
I am just returned from a trip to vancouver.

Visiting my family who choose to live somewhere that offers so mny opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

I spent the week doing very ordinary things, which gave more pleasure than you can imagine. Family beats everything in my book.

It happened to be fall..... and now I feel that this is a much more appropriate name than autumn.

For fall it was.




acer leaves, Stanley park


leaves on Beaver lake


autumn colours at Beaver lake

fallen leaves, Stanley park


The advantage of visiting in autumn is that dawn is long after a jetlaggged person wakes up. Cool pinks and blues on offer.

Dawn, Vancouver

dawn, Vancouver sea wall


Gingko trees had almost finished shedding their leaves.




gingko fall


But it was the variations in shapes and colours that really interested me.

autumn leaves, Stanley park

As the week progressed, the weather turned colder, and snow arrived on the mountains.

A tiny bit landed in the city, and highlighted this spider's web.



Beaver Lake on a cold, grey day

lillies, Beaver lake

autumn colours, Beaver lake


I spent happy hour around Beaver lake in the cold, playing with multiple exposure and then some regular images of the bare and dead trees.

Stark contrast to the colours down below , photographed agaisnt a leaden grey sky.


treetops, Beaver lake




treetops


I made my way back through the forest and out into the city.


last leaves


autumn leaves, Stanley park


I am home now, and back to reality. OH ( my other half) has had a tooth out, so I am feeding him with vegetarian meals on the pretext that it is 'soft' food.

I'll probably get away with it for no more than a couple of days.....


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For more images from Beaver Lake see here