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Blissful Beaver Lake

All photos taken on May 14, 2022.

Beaver Lake is a restful space nestled among the trees. The lake is almost completely covered with water lilies and home to beavers, fish, and water birds. As of 1997, its surface area was just short of 4 hectares (10 acres), but the lake is slowly shrinking in size. One of Vancouver’s few remaining free-flowing streams, Beaver Creek, joins Beaver Lake to the Pacific Ocean and is one of two streams in Vancouver where salmon still return to spawn each year.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

10 thoughts on “Blissful Beaver Lake

  1. What a lovely little lake Allan 🙂 I love lakes and how they are typically teeming with life — visible and microscopic — providing keen photographers with plenty of photo opportunities, and I also love how these ‘blue spaces’ including sea, rivers, lakes and even urban water features can have a positive impact on wellbeing 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Photographing waterscapes provides some unexpected surprises. I like taking shots of sunlit ripples that then turn into modern art. So nice to hear from you Aiva. Hope your week is going well. Allan

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  2. A lovely lake Allan with a charming name. Less charming on the name front is the skunk cabbage, but a fascinating plant nonetheless. A lily pad adorned lake is one of my favourites, great shot of the Blue Heron.

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    1. Thanks Leighton. This is a pretty little lake that we seldom see in May, when the Skunk cabbage blooms. By now, the whole lake should be covered in lily blooms. The herons do come here from time to time, but this guy may have been lost. Thanks for reading. Have a great Friday. Allan

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    1. Skunk cabbage is everywhere in the temperate rain forest of BC in May. I have seen it in Alberta marshy areas as well. I hope to get back to Beaver Lake when the lilies are all in bloom on the surface. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan


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