The urban sketching group met at Reiffel Bird Sanctuary, south of Vancouver. It's a mix of ponds, tidal marshes, meadows, brushy areas and a bit of forest - not exactly an urban environment, but it does have the population of a small city on a sunny Sunday afternoon. That's especially true now that the snow geese are back from the north, at least a thousand of them putting on a show in the immediate vicinity, along with 10 Sandhill cranes, even more mallards than people, and sundry other creatures enjoying the sun. I myself was considered a sundry enough creature to be photographed by at least 10 people as I drew and painted along the pathways.
Westham Island outside the reserve was also hopping with people, many of them picking pumpkins. I had never realized how easy it is to paint pumpkins - now that I know, I'm going to add them to all my pictures.