Posts Tagged “Photo gallery”
On my morning walk, there are lots of small birds flying around and they’re often hard to catch with a camera. Today, walking down Haisla Hill in Kitimat, the birds settled into a muddy drainage ditch. Here you see a female, left, and male, right with the bright red feathers, enjoying the flow of water in the ditch.They’re pine grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) members of the finch family.
A second pair of pine grosbeak join the others in the muddy ditch.
Splish splash, the pine grosbeak are enjoying their bath.
After his bath, the male pine grosbeak, looks down from a tree with the first spring leaf buds.
Here’s the female.
You lookin’ at me?
The candidates from three of the major provincial parties in Skeena riding in the 2013 British Columbia election participated in an all candidates meeting Wednesday, May 1, 2013. NDP candidate and MLA incumbent Robin Austin makes a point while Conservative candidate Mike Brousseau and Carol Leclerc listen.
Robin Austin listens to a question at the all candidates meeting.
Liberal Carol Leclerc makes a point.
Mike Brousseau listens to a questioner.
Conservative Mike Brousseau answers a question.
Liberal Carol Leclerc listens to a question.
Robin Austin answers a question.
Mike Brousseau, the Conservative candidate leaves the stage at the Mt. Elizabeth Theatre following an all candidates meeting in Kitimat, BC, May 1, 2013 In the background, NDP candidate Robin Austin of the NDP, the incumbent MLA, centre, chats with Trish Parsons of the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce, left, and Liberal candidate, Carol LeClerc, right
Update: News release from Kitimat Fire and Rescue
At approximately 7:20 pm Saturday March. 2, 2013, Fire crews responded to a residential structure fire on Whitlesey St. The Fire Department responded with two engines, one ladder truck, and one Ambulance with 15 firefighters and two Chief Officers.
There was extensive damage to the garage and roof structure of the house. Crews remained on scene for 3 hours and 30 minutes. There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
A fire caused major damage to a house on Whittlesey Street, in Kitimat, Saturday night, March 2, 2013. Neighbors said everyone got out safely. Again, according to neighbors the fire began in the garage, which was also a home workshop. There was apparently a fuel source of some kind in the garage for the fire continued for some time in the garage, despite efforts of Kitimat Fire and Rescue to extinguish the flames. Kitimat Fire are expected to remain on scene overnight. A police investigation into the cause of the fire will begin on Sunday morning.
There is a tradition in Kitimat, British Columbia, that children lay wreathes at the cenotaph, representing those individuals and groups that are unable to attend.
Here are some images of Remembrance Day 2012, in Kitimat.
On Saturday, July 7, 2012, Kitimat landscape photographer Doug Keech taught a photoworkshop, called Photoecllipse 2012, along with Prince Rupert photographer Pam Mullins (Pam’s Wild Images) and myself.
At the end of the day instructors and students went on a photo walk along the Clearwater Lakes Trail off Onion Lake on Highway 37.
There was heavy overcast and the walk was late in the day, after supper, between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
A beaver swims across the first Clearwater Lake.
Ferns and other plants by the side of the lake.,
Moss on this stump looked to me like an old beard clinging to a skull. What do you think?
This stump made me think of a charging grizzly bear.
A stream that feeds the lake comes down from the rainforest hills.
Another interesting rainforest tree stump
The Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police lead the Canada Day parade in Kitimat, BC, July 1, 2012. (Robin Rowland)
The Kitimat Marine Rescue Society’s Snowflake Responder in the Canada Day Parade. (Robin Rowland)
Bechtel, which is building the Rio Tinto Alcan Kitimat Modernization Project had a small fleet of golf carts in the parade. (Robin Rowland)
A young drummer in the Rio Tinto Alcan dragon boat. (Robin Rowland)
Members of the environmental group Douglas Channel Watch march with blow-up Orcas, as Kitimat mayor Joanne Monaghan follows in a convertible. (Robin Rowland)
Kitimat mayor Joanne Monaghan (Robin Rowland)
Nathan Cullen, NDP for Skeena Bulkley Valley, and NDP House Leader waves to spectators while marching in the Kitimat Canada Day parade. (Robin Rowland)
The International Peace Day contingent in the Canada Day parade. (Robin Rowland)
A guad from the Kitimat Rod and Gun Association (Robin Rowland)
Stop, Drop and Read (Robin Rowland)
The Canadian Auto Workers float in the Canada Day parade. The CAW is currently in tough negotiations for a new contract with Rio Tinto Alcan. (Robin Rowland)
Girls and dogs march with the Kitimat Humane Society (Robin Rowland)
Children on horses conclude the Canada Day parade (Robin Rowland)
After three weeks of constant rain, triggered by one Pineapple Express weather system after another, the sun finally began come out late last week and I was able to shoot some of the spectacular fall colours around my new (and old) hometown of K|itimat.
While northwestern British Columbia is mainly forested by conifers, poplars and other deciduous trees hug the river banks and often appear in small groves on the mountain slopes.
So after three weeks of this (which a lot of long term residents say is unusual even for Kitimat)