Posts Tagged ‘looking up’

Invasion!

A few shots from my backyard when I was still testing out the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM. I love the colors the oak leaves turn in the fall and I will have to pay closer attention later this year when they turn again. The squirrel is actually a fairly invasive species around Southwestern British Columbia – the melanistic variety of the Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). They out compete the smaller, native Douglas Squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) and have been spreading since their release in Stanley Park. Finally, a much less sinister animal – the Golden-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla).

oak leaves in fall melanistic variety of easter grey squirrel

golden crowned sparrow zonotrichia atricapilla

Looking Up (Again)

Looking up in the Grove of the Patriarchs in Mt. Rainier National Park.

douglas fir - pseudotsuga menziesii - in grove of the patriarchs western red cedar thuja plicata in grove of the patriarchs

Things are looking up

Sometimes I like taking photos looking straight up – its not a perspective that is as often photographed. The forest overstory here is at the Ohanapecosh Campground in Mt. Rainier National Park.

forest overstory near ohanapecosh river campground forest overstory near ohanapecosh river campground

Spring in Campbell Valley Park

A few pictures from Campbell Valley Park in Langley, BC.

false lily of the valley mallards

pacific bleeding heart sword fern

looking up looking up

skunk cabbage skunk cabbage

peeling bark cedar tree root

the great wall of squirrel junk food

vine maple vine maple

old fence vine maple

The Lochiel Schoolhouse

lochiel