Monday, 23 March 2015

On the Way

 
Yes, spring is on the way...

 
...these lovely peach blossoms are fading now...

 
...as well as the snow drops, while...

 
...the sweet smelling RockCress blossoms
are opening their delicate flowers.
It makes me smile.  :  )

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Mountain Views





 
Taken a few weeks ago,
an impressive view of Mt Baker...

 
from the top of Vedder Mountain. 
It is unusual for the Vedder peak to be free of snow
at this time of the year, but that changed a few days ago
as fresh snow covered the top with white.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

A Colourful Lakeshore

 
A few weeks ago we enjoyed the quiet beauty
of Cultus Lake on a warm winter's day.

 
Other than one noisy motorboat,
the beaches were deserted...

 
... the colours were rich and deep..

 
...reflecting the warming sun's rays.


Saturday, 7 March 2015

Another Day of Blue Skies

 
Another blue sky day
on the Vedder trails...

 
...with views of Mt. Cheam...

 
...and the Columbia Valley below.
 

 
Taking a well earned
break to enjoy the view.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Horse Trail

 
Another lovely day for the trails,
..here we are heading up the zigzaging Watt Creek trail...

 
...steep in parts, but in excellent shape,
 this well groomed horse trail meanders
through the tree covered mountainside
in Cultus Lake Provincial park.

 
Nearing the crest of the first climb...
 
 

 
...we can enjoy the views of the Sword fern
which grows abundantly here as a ground cover.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Another View

 
Here is another viewpoint
on last Saturday's run...(see here)

 
...giving a wide view of the
verdant farmland in the valley below.