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A warm welcome for the return of clouds

The singular brownish-grey haze of woodsmoke that hung over Vancouver for nearly two weeks has been gone for five days now and the atypically naked blue skies that resulted have only lasted four days. 200 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Looking forward to the PNE, the rain and an end to a record wildfire season

The smokey haze over Vancouver the last two weeks may be gone—washed away by overnight rain between August the 12th and 13th—but this week I came across  another reminder of the wildfires burning in British Columbia’s Central Interior. 873 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Reign of flies—a poem for the back alleys

Open the lid of a dumpster and inside,
A cloud of flies disturbed into flight,
Make the “pit-pat” sound of rain,
As they collide with paper and plastic and metal. 19 more words

Vancouver B.C.

The median income of a South Granville panhandler

Thursday morning (August 3) I watched a panhandler briefly work the intersection of West Broadway Avenue and South Granville Street.

Panhandling in an intersection is a form of aggressive solicitation that is expressly prohibited by the… 1,764 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Lichen on Sycamore Maple Tree

Lichen & Moss on Sycamore Maple tree branch, VanDusen Garden…July, 2017

(Sycamore Maple: Acer pseudoplatanus cv Atropurpureum)

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Mosses & Lichens: 91 more words

This just in—robot demolishes part of City Hall

The demolition of Vancouver City Hall’s East Wing Annex back in March made use of a remotely-controlled demolition robot—the first such instance that I’ve heard of in Vancouver. 713 more words

Vancouver B.C.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

One of the places we love to visit on our “Urban Trekking” outings in Vancouver is the wonderful VanDusen Botanical Garden, located on Oak St., at West 37th Avenue. 182 more words