Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A jaunt up-island

We took a couple of days to drive up to Comox to visit some old friends who live beside a marsh. What a joy to see birds everywhere and to hear a chorus of frogs at night! The weather cooperated and I managed to get some photographs to share.

Evening at the marsh

Peaks seen from Mount Washington (where there was hardly any snow this winter).

Red Wing Blackbird on the deck railing. There were dozens of these beautiful birds with their amazing trilling songs.

A woodpecker tree

The marsh at midday

Aspens just beginning to leaf out

Beavers built this but it had to be dismantled so the water could flow.

Watery abstract

It was so wonderful to be in nature for two solid days.  I realize how much I miss this living in the city.


For Earth Day on April 25th, the new documentary by Rob Stewart, maker of Sharkwater, will be released. You must watch the movie. It's called Revolution and every single person in the developed world must watch it--before it's too late.  To see the trailer, click here


  1. Beautiful shots! Those mountains are calling out: come climb us!

  2. The last photo is wonderful.
    Did you get any sleep with the frogs making noise all night. They can get loud.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. 'evening at the marsh' captures the calm beauty- beautiful.


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