Bird here is environmentally-friendly and into recycling. It took a decaying tree and made a house out of it. Upon further inspection, there were bits of string hanging out of the hole as well so I can only imagine the goldmine of things for padding that had been accumulated inside. Good thing birds don't have fire marshals - there's no way insulation of fluff, string and assorted bits of potentially hazardous flammable materials would pass any fire code.
What a weird word to look at - "fuchsia". That's what this is though. And it's absolute perfection. If there was a contest for being perfect, Ms. Gerbera here would be a fan favourite. It hasn't even a single bent petal or bit of an askew tilt anywhere. Ridiculous how amazing nature can be.
Whoever's been doing their rain dance needs to stop because it's been raining in the Lower Mainland for I've lost count now how many days on end (or so it seems...). Flowers like these Gerbera Daisies need some serious sun. I'm not a big proponent of artificial things, but a 'hip, hip, hooray' for greenhouses and artificial light.
This is amusing to me because it's just such a random thing - a shopping cart left astray in a parking lot. It wouldn't have an ounce of entertainment if the cart hadn't been abandoned exactly in the centre of the parking spot flanked by an overlooking tree. 'Perfect randomness'. Another great oxymoron.
It's really difficult to find good Mexican food in Canada (in contrast to our friends south of the border). The only delicious place I knew of was way across the country in St. Catharines, Ontario called Eh José, and I think they only sold food through market stands and food carts. A local discovery has been that we on the West Coast also have a gem of a place in Langley to satisfy those hankerings for Mexican cuisine, called Cielito Lindo. As you can see above, the establishment is nothing fancy to look at so don't let that deter you if you head over there or walk by and peek in the windows. Think of it more as a café, with EXCELLENT food. Priced well, hearty serving sizes and really lip-smacking delicious. I get the tamales every time:
This is the Vancouver Convention Centre reflecting some early morning rays from the rising run. It's so golden and warm-looking and reminds me of watching one of those Living Fireplace videos. The Living Fireplace is essentially eternal though if you loop the video. This scene is much more ephemeral than that.
I hate getting up early. Sunrise scenes like this though at Canada Place with a camera phone in hand make it worthwhile losing out on some sleep.