I picked up two three-piece chicken dinners from KFC with a discount coupon today. Yeah, not the healthiest choice, but what the heck, it's my birthday tomorrow, and I always celebrate by eating badly for a couple of days : -). I intercepted my wife at the skytrain station on her way home from work and we drove down to Burnaby's Fraser Foreshore Park for an impromptu picnic.
After we had our romantic meal watching tug after tug towing log booms up the river, we stretched our legs by walking over to the mouth of Byrne Creek, and the Glenlyon pond just west of the outfall. The pond is a great place to see waterlife, unfortunately much of it invasive, including non-native pumpkinseed fish and possibly bullfrogs, judging the occasional massive croak one hears. There are also smaller native frogs, and lots of assorted dragonflies.
A few shots taken with my pocket Canon SD780IS today.
There are two little frogs in this "where's Waldo" picture : -)
I was amazed at how relaxed a couple of these frogs were. The SD780IS
maxes out at the equivalent of a 105mm lens on a 35mm film camera,
but I managed to get the camera within a meter of these sun-stunned beauties.
I haven't been down by the foreshore ponds for months, so I may
play hooky tomorrow on my birthday after I take care of a client
meeting in the morning. I'd love to go back with my DSLR and
telephoto zoom. . .