Wednesday, January 27, 2010
As I drove through Stanley Park late this morning, I wish I could have had three hands. I would consider myself to be a safe driver, and unfortunately couldn't bring myself to hold my 3lb camera while behind the wheel. The air quality this morning was bizarre, and quite photogenic. It wasn't quite fog, it wasn't quite mist, but it was heavy whatever it was. Beams of light shot through the forest canopy, piercing the morning gloom. I took a drive until I reached the Northern most section of the seawall where it was about 11am, and the dewy ground finally had a chance to see the light. It was at this opportunity that the Sun decided to work it's magic and turn the dew into heavy air. Bikini can be seen here with this morning's 'fog' in the distance
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
It's great in the summer, as right around the corner there are vendors selling hot dogs, people playing volley ball, and the occasional drum circle.
Bikini and Roy avoided the water for the most part today, thank god, but that doesn't mean they didn't manage to get filthy. Poor Roy has trouble keeping other dog's slobber off of him. I had to snap a portrait of his goobered face....
Friday, January 22, 2010
Today we took the dogs to Lighthouse Park in West Van. Honestly, this was no January weather, this was Spring. As I took a closer look at the deadened trees, small tinges of green seemed to creep up the bark similar to veins. This means Spring. Soon these veins will feed the leaves of summer, and I'm excited. We walked on dry ground towards the ocean.
Even in the shade of our temperate rain forest, I felt the warmth of summer's sun, but it wasn't until we reached the sun drenched beach that I really was able to appreciate our first day of Spring, sleeveless.
Bikini was able to finally take a dip in the water after a few dormant months, hibernating in our skybox we call home.
After chasing a stick for a few lengths, she was able to dry off by means of the sun.
Lighthouse Park has lots of walking trails. Some are great for dog walking, others aren't. There is a lot of Sandstone, which can be slippery, so many of the trails are enjoyed best in the sun. There are a ton of secluded spots for picnicking or just getting lost in. Easy trails for the most part. I recommend giving it a shot.