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Surprise Ending

A year ago this time the iris were at their height. But with the steady temps over 85 for the past 7 days, they’re mostly done now. All the same, I decided to stroll through some older neighborhoods in Vancouver to see what the gardeners were up to.

First find was the brightest honeysuckle I’ve ever seen.
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Second was this variegated rose.
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These “red hot pokers” are usually red. I liked the change.
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I don’t know the name of this dogwood, but it’s a favorite of mine.
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As I was snapping away at various blooms and configurations, a car pulled over and informed me of a juvenile raven beside the sidewalk. I approached slowly. I can attest that there was a rank smell about him. It was probably from the regurgitated kills he (or she) was being fed.

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At this proximity both parents approached with a great clamor. Junior here went into feeding mode.

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I don’t know if this fellow was in danger — or injured in some way. (His right eye appeared to be opaque — but may have just been the angle of the light.) Both parents were in the branches above. I never saw them make contact with him. Just goes to show that you never know what you’ll find.

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