These proud parents of some 22 or more goslings show you how Canada geese reproduce: prolifically. There's really only room in the environment for two replacements for these parents, so it's important not to freak out over how many are killed by hunters or wind turbines: the way birds reproduce assumes that most of them won't make it.
Even closer to home, this is just up the hill, on Chilco, right opposite our house. Sid liked to visit this garden and hide beneath its shrubs.
But this month, they are so full to bursting with blossoms, the bushes look actually choked by them: there's little sunlight reaching the green leaves.
2019 May 18: First trip to the Rose Garden South
2019 May 17: More "backwalk" south of Lost Lagoon and Lagoon Drive
2019 May 16: The "backwalk" south of Lost Lagoon 1
2019 May 15: blooms on the 4th floor