The Pixie orchid developed 2 blossoms, over the past 6 weeks. It is now just about finished. It is a miniature cattleya with a very nice light fragrance. The other orchid developed 2 more blossoms. It is one of my $12 phal. orchids from the grocery store that keep on blooming. I had trouble uploading these photos to my blog and so tried to move this photo after reloading it. Hope it works, as I cannot see the preview right now.
The Peninsula Streams Society leader, Ian arranged a walk with our group to see the fish fence where they trap the migrating fish to allow them to do a fish count. This is the fence and the bridge that leads past the fence where it is installed. This also traps a lot of debris that they need to rake off the fence and dispose of it on the downside of the stream, except for any plastics, etc.
This is a debris trap in the cleaning pond beside the river. This is for runoff from the streets. There are cattails in this pond. It feeds by gravity into the river. The cattails clean the water.
A sign on the side of the fish counting trap.
An Autumn scene, beside the Colquitz River in the Cuthbert Holmes Park.
A look inside the fish trap. Unfortunately there were no fish to be seen. The count of migrating salmon is very low this year. Chris, the man who gave us a very informative talk said there was some speculation that the low migration of salmon this year, might be due to the blob of warm water off our west coast this year. We certainly need more biologists and ecologists employed to monitor and assist with the restoration of our streams, rivers and waterways all over the island and along the coast.
I have several time consuming hobbies that I enjoy. Gardening was my first passion. When I got my computer my garden suffered some neglect but for all that the garden still looks pretty good.
To those two I have more recently added photography. Photography relates to all of my hobbies, as well as to travel, and seems to tie them all together.
I have a high maintenance, wonderfull husband, who remains the primary interest.
Canon EOS Elan 7e - 35 mm - Feb 2015 - traded the camera body to Kerrisdale Cameras - Lens: Canon EF 28 - 135 mm F/3.5 - 5.6 IS Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Canon EF 28 - 90 mm F/1.4 - 5.6
Canon Powershot A50 - digital - Lens: 4.3 - 10.8 mm 1:2.6 - 4.0
Canon Powershot S3 IS - digital - Lens: 12X 6.0 - 72.0 mm 1:2 -3.5 USM - Canon 58mm Close Up lens 500D - Canon tele-converter TC-DC58B 1.5x - Canon wide converter WC-DC58A 0.75x
Canon EOS Rebel Tli or 500d - uses same lenses and filters as the Canon Elan 7e
Holga 120S - Lens: 60 mm 1:8 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 - Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar in camera panorama wide angle lens Canon Powershot SX60 HS traded my SX40 to upgrade to SX60 - Feb 2015 Lens: 43.8 - 247.0 mm 1:3.4 - 6.5 USM, wide angle with 60X optical zoom