for canada's birthday, instead of heading to granville island, kits beach, english bay or canada place with the tens of thousands of people also in full on celebration mode yesterday, sean and i opted to spend the day somewhere less crazed.
we headed for a hike around deer lake park in burnaby. not too bustling, i suspect it was even less busy than on a given weekend, what with everyone downtown. and just purr-fect for us to take pictures.
my first time walking the trails around the lake, i was wowed by the various vegetation and wild animal inhabitants of the park. we came upon a flurry of butterflies pollinating flowers and flying all around us, we saw a young coyote come scurrying down from the bush behind us and came upon a hundred geese socializing on the lake. the geese weren't even phased by us wading shallowly in the water with them.
spending the better part of the afternoon at deer lake, it felt like we were a million miles away from the city, where all around us was a sense of serenity and discovery. for me, it was a moment to feel like a kid again. with nary an eyeball on the time (no watches for us) we explored our surroundings and appreciated the simple pleasures.
and lucky for me, i was with my favourite person in the world to have this little adventure with.
maybe that explains why when i downloaded the pictures, instead of keeping them punchy coloured, i saw in today's batch a more vintagey 70s feel (like the sun-kissed amber/yellowish glow i used to get from using 110 cartridge film with my $10 camera) to reflect the mood i was in. when the world was much simpler and you did not want or need for more.