Wilderness Camping At Plateau Lake

  “It is a commonplace of all religious thought, even the most primitive, that the man seeking visions and insight must go apart from his fellows and love for a time in the wilderness.” ― Loren Eiseley Deep in the pine on an unmarked, very rough backroad is Plateau Lake.  At an altitude of 1215 m,…

A Walk At Kanaka Creek Cliff Falls

“After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.” We picked Mom up Saturday afternoon and headed to Kanaka Creek Regional Park for a walk to the Cliff Falls and the Salmon Hatchery.  Kanaka Creek Park is in the city of Maple Ridge a 40 minute drive from Vancouver.  The weather promised sunshine and…

Hiking The Lions Bay Loop To Crystal Falls

Time: 2 Hours Open: Year round Elevation gain: 175 Meters Round Trip : 5.0 Kms Difficulty: Moderate (there is a lot of uphill and steep downhill areas) Monday was sunny and very warm.  My husband and I decided to venture out on a hike we’d never done before:  The Lion’s Bay Loop to Crystal Falls. …

The Deep Dark Woods -A Photo Essay On Grief

Nature is neither cruel nor kind. It is utterly indifferent to suffering In the Pagan traditions, there is a right of passage called The Dark Night Of The Soul.  It is a time that we take to confront the dark aspects of our selves, many times propelled by a difficult period in our lives.  I’m…

A Visit To The Botanical Gardens At UBC

The kiss of the sun for pardon The song of the birds for mirth  One is nearer God’s heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth Before you begin reading today I suggest you click on the soundtrack below and play it in the background. Yesterday was my birthday. Dinner reservations weren’t until 9. …

Movies and Shows Filmed In The Pacific Northwest – Chapter II

When I wrote the first part of this blog back in March, I always intended to write the second half although there could easily be 3 or 4 of this theme alone.  I think the reason the Pacific Northwest is such a popular location for films is because of the mood the geography provides; moody,…

A Shot At Movie Making

I’ve been looking at the Movie Maker icon on my iMac for years. This weekend I had the house to myself.  My boyfriend was on his annual snowboarding trip so I took some time, watched a few Youtube tutorials and slowly  created my very first video. I have much to learn but am really enjoying…

Still Life – A walk in the forest

I woke around 9am, the room was chilly as I had turned the heat down the night before. Once under the feather duvet it isn’t really needed. A new morning in the temperate rainforest and it called me so I got dressed and headed out. The sunlight shone warmly in contrast to the cool wet air…