Sunday, July 1, 2018

Canada Day along the Fraser River near Chilliwack 2018

We spent a lovely Canada Day with close friends near their home in Chlliwack.  Some of us painted and others fished in the Fraser River.  The sun was warm but the breeze was quite cool and most of the wild roses have turned to rosehips.  My best friends wife picked them and will make jams as their high in vitamin C.  We noticed lots of wildflowers but mainly the pink hollyhocks and the occassional small red poppies, then we drove back to our home in the city.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Happy Summer Solstice 2018!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Village of Cumberland 2018

We left on Friday evening to visit some friends for a wedding in the village of Cumberland, where they live.  Everything turned out nice and the weather was still quite cool.  The sun did come out in the afternoon.  Our next day, we all went for a walk along the hilly trails, the Comox Valley sure is pretty and scenic.  It's always breathtaking to see every different shade of green in those spring woodlands.  Our ferry sailing back was windy and no real delays but lots of sunlight and the warm days seem to be returning.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Forest at Blue Lake 2018.

We just arrived back home and drove our RV up to visit our friends in Boston Bar.  We used our campsite at the picturesque Blue Lake and painted the interesting forest in the back of our lot.  The subtle gradations of the greens into grays made an interesting composition as the weather this time of the year is still cold and cloudy; but the air is fresh and alive with the clean scent of nature.  We hiked the mountain trails and looked down upon Blue Lake and the views were wonderful.  The drive coming back home along the highway was long but comfortable in our vehicle and today the sky was blue.  We noticed in our garden the songs of spring so sweetly provided by the robins.

Monday, February 12, 2018

This Winters Moon Over Cape Scott Provincial Park 2018

We walked back through the forest of Cape Scott Park,
At the beautiful time of the day when dusk is nearer, 
The winter moon is serene,
For the light around is cast in blue,
And illuminating ever object the same colour.
There's that distinctive chill,
We move quicker to warm ourselves on these mysterious trails,
Along this sleeping land which earlier was warmer,
But now has become colder and silent,
The winter moon shines brighter,
Like the beacon of the night sky it will become,
Only the impressions of our foot steps on this floor of earth will remain.