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Porteau Cove – My special place

Porteau Cove – My special place

Porteau Cove love. I’ve spent countless hours here photographing the dusk and night skies… it’s stolen a piece of my wild heart.
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Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls

Sunday Adventures | Cascade Falls then Harrison Mills, then Agassiz.

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Mother Nature Ground Me

Mother Nature Ground Me

After a stretch of hard work and stress that depletes my energy, mother nature and engaging with her creatures never fail to renew my senses and feeling grounded again. I always have wildlife friendly bird seeds in the boot of my car, so that I can grab a handful when I decide on a last minute jaunt into the forest.
The chickadees in Stanley Park were very hungry this morning, likely due to the recent stormy weather and temperature drop. I had about 20-30 birds that came onto my hand one after another, sometimes just avoiding mid-air collisions. They were bold, social, and cheeky their day. I had so much joy just being the seed holder. This little one checked me out for longer than normal… I talked to it and hen took the photo. Magical and humbling.
Also wonderful were the exchanges I had with two groups of tourist who came upon me and the chickadees. I educated them about the birds, how to be responsible providers (no human food), how to interact and show respect, and shared seeds and how to feed them. It was very rewarding to watch their expressed sense of awe. The two guys from London were just blown away, and didn’t think this would even be possible as birds in London parks are so afraid of humans and that the humans seem to be cruel to wildlife. I would not have guessed that. More education is needed. Empathy too.
#learnbydoing #leavenotrace #stewardship
#chickadee #birdsofinstagram #wildlife #naturelovers #naturephotography #nature
#feather_perfection #bird #pnw #igers #igersvancouver #herpnwlife #beautifulbc #naturalista #explorevancouver

When there is enough snow on the ground…

When there is enough snow on the ground…

When there is enough snow on the ground, birds we don’t normally get to see up close get bolder in search for food. It was a treat to see some Varied Thrush out and about. Remember, be a responsible feeder, only provide appropriate friendly seeds. I always keep a couple jugs of seeds purchased from Wild Birds Unlimited in the trunk of my car, as well as zip-lock bags of them in my camera case. #leavenotrace #donoharm

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1am snow hike with a nearly full Snow Moon

1am snow hike with a nearly full Snow Moon

1am snow hike with a nearly full Snow Moon up on Grouse early this morning. What magical moments are made of… Glittery night and sugar coated trees.

#moon fullmoon #snowmoon #snow #tree #mountain #forest #outdoors #lightwalk #nightout #nightphotography #outdoorphotography #grousemountain #snowshoe #snowshoeing #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #igers #igersvancouver #herpnwlife #adventurevisuals #stayandwander #thepnwstory #herpnwlife

Glittery night and sugar coated trees

Glittery night and sugar coated trees

1am snow hike with a nearly full Snow Moon up on Grouse early this morning. What magical moments are made of… Glittery night and sugar coated trees.

#moon fullmoon #snowmoon #snow #tree #mountain #forest #outdoors #lightwalk #nightout #nightphotography #outdoorphotography #grousemountain #snowshoe #snowshoeing #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #igers #igersvancouver #herpnwlife #adventurevisuals #stayandwander #thepnwstory #herpnwlife

Magical

Magical

Magical.

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Slàinté to the weekend.

Slàinté to the weekend.

Slàinté to the weekend. Remember to give yourself a break, to unwind, recover and center yourself especially when you get too busy, feeling frazzled. Self care is crucial to your success, to stay strong and grounded. Once in a while I treat myself to a dram of Scotch I enjoy. It’s a small ritual, to sit in my favorite armchair, one drink sipped over a long time while relaxing with music, a book, or a TV show.
Today is that day, and it’s also Chinese Lunar New Year’s Eve. Time to say adieu to the past and Hello to the new. Happy year of the Rooster! 🐓

Tomorrow, it’s time to get out to the wilderness and let nature do her magic. 💚

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