Above: close-up of a flowering tree on East Point Road, Saturna Island, BC. Roadside poetry…
What follows is a visual report of my weekend. It involved a little commute on the ferry, a little road trip on Vancouver Island, and a little excursion to Winter Cove park on Saturna Island.
On Friday morning, we left on the mid-morning ferry and I got to admire the fog that was caught between islands, hanging on before the sun could do its thing and burn it out…
This is the cute islet that lies just off North Pender Island. I don’t know its name, but it stands out in a lovely silhouette, against a fog backdrop.
While on Vancouver Island, I got to admire the greenery in bloom, including this tall Oregon grape…
And while walking in a meadow, I caught a glance of a hawk overhead. I was a little slow on the photo op, and got him a little bit “fuzzy”.
Patrolling the fields for mice and other goodies, no doubt.
Back on Saturna after a pleasant road trip and a return ferry commute, we all headed to the pub for sundown.
The sky and water had a dramatic moment…
You have to keep a watch on the sky and water, at sunset. It pays off handsomely.
And this morning, I headed to Winter Cove with a friend, and looked for spring wildflowers.
We were rewarded. Lots of Fawn lilies (Erythronium oregonum) and what looks like soon-to-open chocolate lilies (maybe).
There is always one that stands out. This was the pinky one:
There were masses of them, right up to the edge of the rocky shore.
And there were also daisies here and there.
At the water’s edge, a solitary heron was watching the shallows.
It is good to get out and breathe some fresh air.