When it rains lightly, the colours are different. The greens are greener, the skies greyer, the reds and browns bluer. And my shoes are muddier.
|In summer, a field. In winter, a pond, with mallards, geese, swans, and sometimes coots.|
|Corner where I sometimes see swans in mid-winter, swimming, sleeping, or rooting down in the muck, heads underwater.|
|Lichen on a tree trunk.|
|Waxberries, Symphoricarpos albus.|
The white fruits look and feel like foamed wax, or sometimes like discarded styrofoam. They don't look appetizing, but the birds love them. Each berry contains two seeds, which the birds spread about.
|When the leaves are gone, the lichen keeps the tree green. Ish.|
|Slough sedge, Carex obnupta.|
Birds of all type (waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds and game birds) eat the seeds of Slough Sedge in moderate amounts. ... Waterfowl nest in areas where sedges form a dense cluster. Amphibians lay their eggs at the base of these plants and the young are somewhat protected from predation.(NWPlants)
And it's still raining. Ah, BC weather!