Friday, August 21, 2009

Chehalis River and Stanley Park in Vancouver

Due to a (hopefully temporary) medical ailment recently, I have been careful not to spend much time in my garden. Not even much walking through it, since I can't just walk through it without starting to pull weeds, and next thing I know, I'm tackling blackberry vines (relentlessly invading over the fence!) and such.

Thankfully, I have been able to continue with just about everything else, including activities with the family. Last weekend we enjoyed a hike along the Chehalis River, and have a few photos to capture the moments (click any for a *slightly* larger view, since I reduce my photos to reduce loading time).

I love these "spooky" moss-drenched trees we get out here on the west coast. I am dreaming of attempting a painting of such a scene one day (or maybe I should finish my first painting project before I start a second one - ha ha):
I love the textures on this mossy rock, found near the river:
This neat bug (somewhat purple in the iridescence of its wings) appeared to be some sort of wasp:
This tree looked curious, perched precariously above the river, as if the ground has been swept away below it:
It made a great spot to sit for a photo:
The other side presented a similar opportunity, with the kids crawling underneath its roots:
Me, I wasn't as adventurous for my photo:
Early that week, we took the kids out for their first rollerblading adventure, on the seawall at Stanley Park:
It was sunset:

Kind of magical, don't you think? We live in a beautiful part of the world, for sure.


Cicero Sings said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to find another B.C. person. We were from the coast originally and my husband still has his condo down there, from when he worked in Vancouver. We keep it because we come down regularly to visit my 95 year old mother. We find it very hard to leave our cozy home up here though.

I see you visit some of the haunts that we liked to visit.

Catherine said...

I hope you're medical ailment is getting better! Beautiful post and captures, I love moss,& moss covered trees, rocks...& you're captures of it are fantastic! And that is one awesome tree!! Very magical indeed!
Wishing you a beautiful week!

Garden Lily said...

Thanks for your kind thoughts, Catherine. I am waiting to see a specialist this week, and then hope to soon be pain-free again.

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