Friday, March 29, 2019

Comox Lake

One adventure during my recent visit to Vancouver Island
was a drive to Comox Lake

.... and on that particular day, there was little wind and reflections were in abundance

. . . while on the lake's shore, in this particular inlet, was an
extraordinary collection of fallen trees and very old, bleached roots

- the variety of shapes sent one's imagination into overdrive!

The one below resembled a calf's head

. . . while this one looked to me like flames leaping skyward from a campfire

and yet another unusual sight - artistically growing funghi

It was a fun outing, for which some local couples generously
allowed me to join them. (Another example of spontaneous Canadian friendliness)

Linking up, with thanks, to James' Weekend Reflection
Happy, safe weekend all.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Snow on Vancouver Island

A section of the 19a Highway along the coast of Vancouver Island, 
between Bowser and Courtenay

A bridge within Brooklyn Park woods in Comox

Within the Lighthouse Regional Trail, Bowser

Frozen surface of creek running through the Lighthouse Trail woods

Without ice-grabbing equipment strapped to my hiking boots,
it was a challenge to walk safely on this particular outing
so I turned back, having traversed the trail in milder (but still
attractive in a different way) conditions . . . .

Here's the seat pictured above - minus the snowy "cushion" . . 

The island has many many wonderful woods to walk in and appreciate

Joining in with Our World Tuesday

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Comox Marina

Comox Marina, Vancouver Island.
(It seems even the clouds wanted to cooperate with the perspective aspect of this shot! :-) )

Happy weekend everyone.  Linking up with James'

Friday, March 22, 2019

Soggy pot of gold!

A bolt of colour fell from Heaven at Bowser on Vancouver Island.

Linking up with Skywatch Friday (thank you Alan for hosting)
Happy weekend everyone

Monday, March 18, 2019


Toward the end of January, I revisited Little Qualicum Falls and was staggered to see the extent of damage in the park caused by the fierce storm that had recently hit the island (Vancouver).  Reports indicated it was the worst storm in the region for some decades with gale force winds uprooting trees and generally wreaking havoc across not only the island but also on mainland southern British Columbia.
Power outages were widespread and in some cases lasting several days.

Below you can see the tree had to be sawn and moved because it fell across the walking trail through the park.

A section of the Little Qualicum Falls

Linking up with
Our World Tuesday
and thanking the wonderful team of hosts who
make this site possible for our enjoyment

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Spider Lake

Following on from last Saturday's post, here are some more views 
around Spider Lake

 The serenity offered by these surroundings was almost tangible

. . . but also, sadly, evidence of the destructive force of a recent
storm - reportedly the worst experienced on the island for decades.
Hundreds of trees were uprooted, roofs lifted off and many homes
across not only the island, but also in parts of Vancouver and its
southern suburbs, were without power for several days.
Several Provincial Parks were closed for safety reasons.


Joining in with James' Weekend Reflection
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