We live in a temperate rain forest

by Carol Browne on June 10, 2010 · 9 comments

in General, Photos, Vancouver

Vancouver is well known for all the rain we get, but even for the locals, the last couple of weeks have been very, very, even extremely wet. It was so chilly tonight, I was tempted to turn the heat on in the house. But I refrained. Heat on in June? I just couldn’t do it.

But on my way home from work this evening, I noticed all kinds of droplets on the plants on the street. It poured rain earlier today, but by the time I was heading home, the rain had turned to drizzle and I hardly felt any drips on my hair from the rain.

In feng shui and in some Chinese cultures, water represents wealth. And that would certainly be the case in a few places in Africa and Australia right now – they are experiencing droughts in parts of those countries. I keep reminding myself of that. We have plenty of fresh water to be grateful for.

And then I have to re-remind myself of that every now and then. I am glad to have all this water.

Water dotted the leaves all over the neighbourhood tonight.

I really enjoyed taking all these water drop photos and it kind of took the sting out of a major photo opportunity I missed this morning. There was a coyote in our front yard! Our front yard! He was only about 10 feet away from me and I jumped and yelped when I saw him. He took off running down the street a ways before running through someone’s yard and heading out back behind our houses. He was lean and ran quickly. He didn’t look motley at all, but why on earth would he be roaming the streets of our neighbourhood at 7:45 am?

I sure am glad we took Jo-Ann and Art’s advice to keep the kitties inside all the time. It’s different when you see the coyote in the flesh.

Gulp.

That’s for sure.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Phanyxx June 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Great pictures. People complain about the rain a lot, but a rainy day sure can be beautiful…

2 Cathy June 11, 2010 at 8:38 am

Love your pictures!

3 Leah June 11, 2010 at 10:40 am

What fun! You saw a cayote! We had them on the farm. I heard them all the time, but I never saw one until there was one outside our work windows, checking out the bunny situation on the playing fields behind our building. They are very smart. He may have been amusing himself in your yard at 7:15 am.

4 Pookie June 11, 2010 at 11:51 am

These pictures are stunning!

5 Viki June 11, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Coyote took Wendy’s cat in Aldergrove, but they think the owl took the cat in Kamloops a few weeks ago.

6 Denise June 12, 2010 at 8:09 am

I missed a great raccoon photo the other morning – so I know what you mean! Your water droplet photos are amazing! And I’m so glad for the sun we’re having today because everything is completely saturated – the ground can not take any more!

7 michelle June 12, 2010 at 9:25 am

there is a coyote bounty in nova scotia, due to some trouble makers … http://www.gov.ns.ca/news/details.asp?id=20100422001 … you could have made $20, just like that! ;)

8 Art Blomquist June 13, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Spectacular! If you look closely I am pretty sure I can see the photographer in a couple of the water droplets! Well done. You are amazing!

9 Suzanne June 13, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Beauty photos and the coyote thinks it can just do as it pleases…….. 7:45 am or anytime.

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