Dark clouds at sunset

I simply can’t get enough of those natural spectacles! So I just have to grab my camera and try to capture them. Well, and here are some more pictures…

 

Bald eagles in Burnaby

Just imagine looking out of the window and seeing bald eagles flying by… Well, that is just what I have experienced – several times already now. But I am still amazed by that!

Bald eagles in Burnaby
Bald eagles in Burnaby

Captivating clouds

Whenever I look out of my window, there is always something interesting to see – just like those beautiful clouds.

A day in Vancouver

Today we went to Vancouver by SkyTrain and decided to walk along the seafront from Burrard SkyTrain station to the Vancouver Aquarium. We could have taken the bus but where is the joy in that?! Besides, we could try and search for a geocache on our way which we finally did find after having come up empty last summer.

As you can see in the pictures, the sky was quite overcast when we started our day’s outing from home but became gradually better and better so that we had lots of sunshine already once we were near the Vancouver Aquarium. On our way there we saw lots of flowers and trees either starting to bloom or in full bloom – simply beautiful!

Once inside the Aquarium, we were greeted by one of the sharks lying on its favourite spot. We then went to see our all-time favourites Daisy and Jack, the harbour porpoises. As it was really busy we had to wait for a while until Jack came down to the observation window to say hi. He even played peek-a-boo with me! A bit later Daisy came by just to say hi shortly and swam back into her favourite corner.

We also went to see the penguins where we love to spot Hope and observe her. Two of her friends even went into the water and had a nice swim. On we went to see Aurora and Qila, the beluga whales, who always glide so gracefully through the water. Katmai and Tanu, the sea otters, were playing, and it was really great to see that Katmai got along so well with her new surrogate mum Tanu.

On our way to the Lost Lagoon we saw a seagull trying to eat a peanut which originally two squirrels were interested in. And you can always see some Canada geese in Stanley Park. This time we spotted some near the seagull and some others near Stanley Park Causeway, probably watching – and counting? – the cars going to Lions Gate Bridge.

Whenever we are in Vancouver, we have to go to the Lost Lagoon, even if it is only for a short time as this is one of our most favourite places. It is like an oasis where we can simply sit and relax and enjoy nature and its wildlife whenever we are there.

Although it is a much longer route, we chose the seafront for our way back to the SkyTrain station where we saw lots of boats and yachts at Coal Harbour – and shortly before getting to the station at Downtown we got a glimpse of Vancouver’s Olympic Cauldron with North Vancouver in the background.

By the way, all in all our little tour turned out to be a 10 kilometre walk – but we had so much fun being outside! And as a special treat we got to see a most beautiful sunset which we could enjoy from our couch back home again.

Last bits of dusk

Just look at this natural spectacle. Don’t the last bits of sunshine look remarkably interesting and totally amazing? I had never seen something like this before.

A breathtaking sunset

I absolutely love the views from our apartment, especially when there are amazing clouds or fantastic sunsets, well, isn’t that every day?! Just look at that red in the sky – all together with those clouds!

Another fact I love is that we can see such a variety of birds as well, from songbirds to crows and, of course, seagulls. Can you believe that we saw tiny hummingbirds as well as huge bald eagles flying by?! And we are living in the city!

Spring is here

During the last days we had such lovely weather with lots of sunshine so that nature awarded us with its wide range of colours. There are so many flowers and trees in full bloom. Simply beautiful!

View from our bedroom balcony
View from our bedroom balcony