A sunny afternoon at Whytecliff Park

The sun was shining; we definitely needed some time off, and so we went to Whytecliff Park in the hope to see some harbour porpoises – or at least one.

Well, we did not see a single one but we saw lots of harbour seals, popping their heads out of the water.
And we saw several birds flying by.

The most amazing bird we saw, however, was a tiny Anna’s hummingbird sitting on a tree.
I felt extremely lucky to get a picture of this little one. And then the sun shone directly onto it, and its head and throat turned into a bright red. I could not believe my eyes. Just gorgeous!

Spring has come to the VanDusen

Just some hours after the Pineapple Express, everything was calm again and the sun came out. Therefore we headed to the VanDusen Botanical Garden to enjoy some sunshine while exploring the garden. And we weren’t disappointed! We saw snowdrops, crocuses and spring snowflakes. Even some rhododendrons had opened their buds – and it’s only the beginning of March!

We also went to the maze and found the way to the monkey tree in the middle of it. This was fun! After the maze we just sat on a bench, had lunch, relaxed and enjoyed the sunshine.

By the way, we also saw some bald eagles flying high above us, two Canada geese having lunch, too, and some squirrels – probably on the search for some lunch…

We had a fantastic day – and as a special bonus, we also found the geocache in the botanical garden.