Summer sure is fine
A Brief Trip
Funerals are always a sad time to travel. Sadly, my uncle passed
away. Helen hadn't yet been back to Ontario so I was quite sad
that this was her introduction trip to the family back east. We
flew into Toronto just before the memorial service and then traveled up
to the family property in Parry Sound. It was nice to see family.
My cousin in Toronto (Peter's son) has purchased some lake front
property so we went for a walk down to the lake front to take a look
around (and a few pictures). The kids (who were in my last trip out
have of course continued to grow and remind you just how old you are
getting. It's nice to see them as young adults though - they have
good stories to tell.
Thankfully, it's not all sad times.
cottage country, there is lots you can do to have fun. Kyle got
out an ATV and showed Helen how to ride. She looks pretty good on
the big machine!
We did some visiting as well. My Grandmother is burried up here
and my Grandfather and uncle have had their ashes spread up
here. It was nice to visit their sites and remember them.
There was some time for some new things (at least to me). We went
to the lookout tower and took in the lay of the land.
Thanks to our local guides for their patience!
A walk in Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Earlier in the year Helen and I and some family went on a garden tour of Vancouver
One of the houses we visited was very close to Pacific Spirit Regional
Park and there was an entrance I'd never noticed before. I had
some spare time on Saturday morning so I dedicded to go for a walk and
see what there was to see.
I quite like ferns. It's a bit late in the
season so they can be pretty beaten up (especially near the edge of the
trail) but every once in a while you find a nice bit of
ferns. Ferns are one of those classice black and white
compositions but I'm not (yet) keen on digital Black and White so for
now it's colour.
Mushrooms were also out. The large shelf
funguses were quite striking with their bright orange colour. The
softer chicken mushrooms were also quite nice to see. The little
gem-studded puffballs could easily be missed as stones in the
path. Considering these organisms work well without the sun, it's
suprising the ammount of visual difference.
Recently, I've been working on a page about photographing trees
Ironically, trees and forests are some of my favorite things but I have
a terrible time taking a good photo of one. I've seen this motion
blur thing done before, but I wanted to a take another stab at
it. Yes, it's a small bit of forest, but I'm not sure it's
Tags: Pacific Spirit Regional Park(7), fern(4), mushroom(3), shallow depth of field(2), flare(1), panorama(1)
People: Kyle(6), Caitlin(4), Helen(2), Lloyd(2), John(1)
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