Animals

The Bears are Awake!

Between Port McNeill and Port Hardy there  are areas along the highway where every spring  the black bears come to graze on a variety fresh grasses and other juicy greens.  You are almost guaranteed to see at least one bear as you drive the 45 kilometers between the two communities.

Black Bear

I photographed  this one (from the safety of my car) on my way back from Port Hardy this evening.

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Hurry up and Wait!

Do you know a better way to describe waiting for a BC Ferry?

Last Friday my husband and I travelled to Vancouver for some personal appointments.  We planned on returning to Vancouver Island on the 5:00 pm ferry, however that wasn’t to be.

waiting for the ferry

Disappointment quickly changed to pleasure. Now I had the opportunity to capture some of the activity on a sunny afternoon in Horseshoe Bay.

Looking for  meal

Music in the Park

Pretty Chocolate Tulips

Sunny Afternoon in the Park


Spring is Coming… I’m sure it is!

 Pacific Tree Frog

I can hear them; little green harbingers of spring!  To me, a chorus of frogs croaking  is one of the happiest sounds of spring. 

I saw this little cutie a few years ago sunning itself on a big hosta leaf by my fish pond.


Sointula Dog

Sointula DogWhile waiting for the ferry in Sointula, this little guy was looking for someone to play with.

Who could say no to such a cute face?

I had fun and so did he!


“Sealed” with a Kiss

My husband and I are usually in a hurry to get home  after a weekend away, and therfore we usually drive theVancouver Island inland highway; a faster yet boring route.  However, it was a nice day so we decided to take the slower yet more scenic route along the water.

As we were passing through Fanny Bay, we could see the Stellar sea lions had hauled themselves out of the water and onto some log booms and floats in the bay.  

These two were having what seemed to be a lover’s quarrel; lots of barking and snarling.  However, it appeared to be over as quickly as it started. Isn’t it amazing what one kiss will do?


Fish Dance

Fish Dance


Swimmer

SwimmerOne of my favourite places to photograph  on the north island is the Cluxewe River estuary.

Usually I see swans, Canada geese and a variety of ducks. however, on this trip I saw this deer paddling down the river.