The blue flowering shrubs in the park were covered in various wild bees looking for nectar and below is a closer view of one of these shrubs. Where ever I would see them, there were plenty of bees about.
Above is one of the many bees getting nectar from the shrub's flowers. I am still in the process of determining the species of bees that I have been seeing locally. As soon as I have that information, I will post it.
There are many ways of getting to and from the island. This boat is one of them. Other ways are taking walking, taking a bus or a combination of these options.
Looking to the northwest from the north side of the island near the public markets. The Burrard Street bridge is in the background on the left.
Sea gulls are every where and always looking for an opportunity to "grab" a meal. Someone's inattention with their lunch can mean a feast for several birds.
Here are the buildings that contain the Granville Island Public Market (on the left and in the background).
Another view to the northwest from the north side of Granville Island.
Crows are also looking for their meal opportunity.
The large boat on the left was backing out and the small one on the right was coming in. It's always a busy place during the day with vessels coming and going.
A view to the east from a hill on the east side of the island. Science World is the domed structure in the centre background.
Looking toward the west-northwest with Johnston Street in view. The bridge over False Creek (Burrard Street Bridge) is in the background.
A view of the top of the hill from which some of the previous photos were taken.
With the warm, sunny weather people were out walking, cycling, or as this person is doing, rollerblading. Below a Canada goose is watching what's going on and don't seem to miss a thing.
Another of those flowering shrubs and the many bees. Below the cloud patterns are as interesting as anything else is.
A Great Blue Heron perched on a rock in a pond in Charleson Park near Granville Island. Below a bearded iris growing along the edge of the pond.
In the photo above and below is a structure that was carved by 800 people. The image above gives a closer view and the one below gives a view of the whole things.