It's been cloudy and raining for months it seems. Hard to believe Vancouver would see sun yet this summer, or even warm up for that matter. It's June and people are still wearing winter clothes - depressing and sad just like these old gerberas.
A sample of some of the most beautiful roses in a natural setting that you'll ever see. Courtesy of the Stanley Park Rose Garden and a summer day. These are a Grandiflora variety of rose - tall growing and sturdy. Grand indeed!
Gazania flowers open and close with the daylight and are a drought-resistant flower. After a light morning sprinkle and before the heat of the day evaporated them, water droplets settled on Gazania petals in the back garden.
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.
In playing with lighting for this photo I was entertained by the shadowy version that resulted at one point. It reminded me of a doppleganger. Lily on the left panel is the dark and brooding evil one that lurks in the shadows of alleyways. Lily on the right is the personable counterpart who's valedictorian of the class and a ham for attention.