Sand and tidal flats and the feeling you can walk forever. That’s the Fraser River Estuary at Boundary Bay in Delta, glittery with afternoon post-winter light this past weekend. The city shimmered in the first heat of the season as herons stood in the still water and waited, poised like an endlessly held breath. I […]Read Post ›
We are on an evening walk at Stanley Park, accompanied by buffleheads and goldeneye, herons and mergansers, seals and and otter, and even the occasional human. By the time we round Lost Lagoon after 8 p.m., a beaver is swimming beside the path as bats dart in the falling dark; two mute swans are milling […]Read Post ›
Life with our groundfloor urban condo cat Ellie means face offs with local raccoons and strategies for avoiding the Queen’s Park coyote spotted making its way down Colborne Street in the early pre-dawn. But there are bugs and flies and passing dogs on leashes to make life interesting by the time the day breaks and […]Read Post ›
Taking a wrong turn can take you places…like the backside of Metrotown, which is much more peaceful than the frontside. At least, it was on a recent Sunday morning. Just me, the rain, and a water fountain…Click to see the water fall. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Holly Nathan (@holly_nathan) on […]Read Post ›
We are a coastal water culture. From the beaches of Tofino and Haida Gwaii, to Burnaby Lake in Metro Vancouver and the duck ponds at Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park, water moves in its in inexorable, mysterious, and often inscrutable ways…
Winter on Colborne Street, through a different lens…
Streets, like walls, define our space. Drains, sewers, gas, water, storm run-offs pockmark every corner. Look down, and you’ll see the pattern….