Mobbing an Eagle

Yesterday in West Vancouver I, and many other onlookers, were able to witness this large Eagle taking claim on some high up property that apparently belonged to a few other local birds. The Eagle swooped into this spot with a loud cry and soon after there were three very irate crows that flew out from the tree and began dive-bombing the Eagle. Even a Seagull joined in the mobbing later on. Unfortunately we had to leave before we could find out what the outcome of this conflict was.

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Harmony Gardens Feature Part III | Winter Garden Decor

When I was still landscaping one of my favorite times of the year to work was actually closer to Christmas. For the various properties that my Dad and I worked on, we’d create winter displays in the different pots around the houses. It was great working with the different freshly cut evergreen branches as they just smell so damn good, and it was one of my favorite creative landscaping exercises to put together these arrangements in the pots. It’s a much classier and more subtle winter decor than a glowing Santa Claus on the front lawn. All of the decor in the photos below were done by Dad in Dec. 2010.

Harmony Gardens Feature Part II

Part II of my feature on Harmony Gardens covers a property in the Fraser Heights Area. These photos are the beginning stages of a completed project. Everything was freshly planted shortly before these shots were taken. The photos are from September 2010. My Dad and I put in all the rock work and plants that you see in the summer/fall of 2010, when I joined back up working with my Dad in the few short months after leaving my old job of landscaping at Willingdon Church. We also put in the completely custom backyard fountain in that time. I wish there were some before photos of this property for comparison. I will likely get back to this property in 2013 to show how it has progressed from the stage it’s at in these photos.

See Part I here.

These hanging baskets were custom made by dad.

The fountain after completion, just waiting for the new plants to fill in.