Thought it’s time to post a few more pictures from a mid-summer kayak paddle on the River… This was taken on the fifteenth – a week ago. Enjoy!
Immature red shafted flicker, you can still see the scruffy baby feathers – yes, a bit shaky but hand holding in a kayak, pointing up in the sky’ll do that at high magnification…!
Hope river reflections in the morning – and you can already see and sense those fall colors developing.
River otter – Hope river – actual caption: “What cha lookin’ at?”
Red barn – this is an encore: I just love this scene. I have a special folder of just “red barn” images taken over the years passing by this “Kodak moment” farm…
Turkey vulture… either cooling off or just showing off.
Lesser yellowlegs (large sandpiper) feeding on the banks of the Hope river. Notice the flattened shape of the leg bones – these birds can actually swim if they are forced to.
Receding waters on a back channel of the Fraser river – every bit as wonderful to be in this as it looks, perhaps even better.
Mid-summer Fraser: expanding gravel bars, receding waters. As I never wear shoes (and usually nothing else either – blushing) while kayaking, here’s where you are truly thankful for tough soles and feet.
Hi there, excuse me, uh, sorry a bit drunk. I seem to have gotten myself tangled up here, can you help me? No? OK, well, have a nice day…
Picturesque landscape-Fraser river channel with Mt. Cheam in background – typical Chilliwack view.
Typical gravel bar grasses
mini “sunflowers” (they’re not, actually, but I don’t know what they really are – relatives of the dandelion?) blowing in the wind
Camera follies – some sort of goofy setting that lets the camera have fun with landscapes
More camera follies. Next generation won’t even need a photographer. Just send the camera out by itself to get pictures… !