February 12th, 2013
Boris and I spent a few days on Bowen Island over the weekend to visit with his family. We go there about every six weeks and each time I take pretty much the same photos. I don’t really care because the particular scenes that attract me always look beautiful and new.
On Sunday we took advantage of having a car and drove to the farther side of the island we can’t easily get to normally, and visited Cape Roger Curtis.
It’s sad to visit this once untouched place, now in the process of transforming into another sorry subdivision since the land was sold to developers a few years ago. It used to take an hour and a half to walk into some of the spots we can now drive along a paved road to reach.
It was a beautiful day as we clambered along the rocky shore with a small enthusiastic puppy in tow. We sat on mossy rocks overlooking the ocean and basked in the sun for awhile until we got hungry, and could almost ignore the transformed wilderness behind us.
January 22nd, 2013
Over the weekend Boris and I rented a car and drove to Harrison Hot Springs to visit our friend Siobhan. She is the artist in residence until September at the Ranger Station Art Gallery. It was a beautiful but cold weekend in Harrison while the rest of the Greater Vancouver area continued to be shrouded in fog.
It’s a one and a half hour drive to Harrison, and we took the scenic route. For about half the drive there was nothing to see but hints of landscape and trees through the fog, and then somewhere around Agassiz the sun busted through and there were stunning views of mountains and valleys laid before us.
We stayed with Siobhan at the Rangers Station, and spent a lovely low key day hanging out, going for walks, sharing food and stories, and even fit in a cat-induced nap. I was still feeing ill while we where there but I was so happy get away from our apartment, and to be outside in fresh air and nature. It recharged me.
I think my favorite times are those spent with friends over some sort of food in our private homes. It’s good for the friendship and somehow centering for the individuals.
May 3rd, 2012
I’d almost forgotten about processing and sharing the rest of my photos from the Tulip Festival I went to a few weekends ago. It’s been mostly overcast and rainy here lately so the eye-blasting colour is a pleasure to look at.
A full set of my photos from the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival can be viewed as a slideshow on Flickr.