Often you will also see the heron, down at the boat ramp, watching and waiting as he fishes from the shore.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Spencer , his brother, also from the hill. Come from their own home. Early in the morning. Here he is. On the porch. Snoring away.
"All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a twin. "(Lord Byron)
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. The way of life is wonderful' it is by abandonment." (Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882)
And Iris stare out between bars of green stalks.
They can see their own house from the fence.
Their humans are calling."Smokey" "Spencer"
Instead they loll about.
Till it's early one morning again.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Known as Salmon Capitol of the world, Campbell River now boasts a suspension bridge( jot as big as the ones at Capilano, but still, a suspension bridge), that offers an incredible view of the 25 foot metre falls.The park is 1,055 hectares ( give or take), and the protected area is 16 hectares. Elk Falls was designated a park around Dec 1940, I believe.
Great walking trail. I was really impressed with how easy it was to get down to the falls. You do have to walk over the bridge that spans over water pipes supplying water to Campbell River.
The trail has been well laid out with views of the valley and the streams. There is a campground located at Elk Falls with everything you will wish for. So much wildlife in the area, bears, deer, Roosevelt Elk, otters, muskrat and Beavers. In fact there is a Beaver Dam! Fishermen come from all over to fish in the Quinsom River, and surrounding lakes, for trout and salmon. From Nov to March is the steelhead run.
Only drawback: a huge new staircase that you have to hoof down to the suspension bridge. It 's not wheelchair accessible, or for those who have any sort of mobility issues. But you can get to the top of the staircase, and see the edge of the falls. If you're okay with walking up and down stairs, then it's just fine.There are 6 kilometres of trails in the park.
This area has the only old growth Douglas fir forest. The bridge is secure. But it still wobbles a tad....so if you are not too crazy on heights you can go at least a little ways out.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Cordelia's seen them. I am sure. She watches so much from her fence on the hill.
when they dance under the ferns.
And watch them return again and again.