Well I am sad to say, I missed a day. I had to go to the Dr. yesterday and get cortisone shots in my thumbs and a tetanus shot. I had planned to go check out a park in Vancouver as long as I was there, but I was in so much pain , I just wanted to go home. I will make it up another day.
Today I went to a new park called Williams Park not too far from where we live. What an awesome park! I will definitely be going back. The only thing I don't like about going out in the middle of the day is it makes for crummy photos, so these are a pale version of what things looked like.
This fountain was at the front of the park
They have a wonderful place to have a picnic that could hold a good size crowd. Good place to have a special party
I so wish I could photograph smells, someone get on that please! I used to be a chimney sweep and the smell of these outdoor fireplaces brought back a ton of memories.
There was a lovely trail that wound around the upper part of the park, a nice place for family activities. There were several staircases that led down to the salmon bearing river.
A beautiful small river winds through picturesque forest.
A gorgeous meadow beckons to be explored
...but the little bridge leading into the woods won out.
I spent about an hour exploring tantalizing little trails and I know I didn't get to them all.
Hard to get a sense of size in a picture, but this was quite a large and fairly healthy tree that had broken, I wonder what happened to it?
This is the tree itself, it was huge!
Came across this pile of vegetation that had been yanked out by the roots and left strewn across the path, wonder what that was all about?
A cute duck, taking a bath
I have never seen a Rhododendron tree before, it was huge!
Saw this tree with root ball and all going downstream when I got home. Looks like the freshet is finally here!
Another gorgeous sunset to end the day.