I live in Vancouver near the Olympic Village, 7 blocks from the salt water of False Creek and a man made fresh water course in Hinge Park. I have been watching beavers there for a couple of years. There are dens at Hinge Park, Stanley Park and Vanier Park in Vancouver. The closeness of the West End condo towers suggests the absurdity of beavers living in Vancouver’s down-town.
A den is a peaked pile of logs and mud in a conical or lean-to shape. It is easy to miss if you have never seen a den. In May the beavers have their babies and stay inside the den for a month. The babies will leave the den in June.
Lake Harris is on the Routeburn Track.
These waterfalls and pools are on the Routeburn Track in New Zealand.
This is a 5.7″x 9″ acrylic sketch
This is the 32.5″ x 44″ acrylic painting that came from that sketchJanuary 31, 2019
This is a 9″ x 5″ acrylic on board sketch of a wave in Kitsalano, VancouverDecember 2, 2018