Gloriana

The Coastal Ranges across the straight.

The Coastal Ranges across the straight.

Herring boats were out and about!

Herring boats were out and about!

I really wasn’t going to post today.  Three blog postings yesterday seemed like enough; but the winds of yesterday blew away the clouds and today the West Coast is glorious.

One of my favorite images of the park.

One of my favorite images of the park.

Neck Point was stunning.  We could see all the way to the Coastal Ranges.  Herring boats were out.  Birds were everywhere.

Tree tops, blue sky, how perfect is that.

Tree tops, blue sky, how perfect is that.

Sophie took us a different route today.  We crossed up and over the point, through the wooded areas’ in the center.  We usually just walk around the tip.  The tree tops were impressive, outlined against the brilliant blue sky.

Abondoned.

Abandoned!

There was a large abandoned “something” on top of the point, slightly screened by underbrush, perhaps almost invisible in the summer.

IMG_0214The grassland meadow in the center was full of movement as the wind blew across.  The dried grasses were pale golden and the dried seed pods added bright and dark notes to the movement across the tips of the grass.

Soaring overhead, coasting the winds.

Soaring overhead, coasting the winds.

There was an Eagle soaring lazily overhead, coasting the winds as they across the point.  On the one side waves were crashing into the shore and the rocks and the gulls and herring boats fought the wind.  On the other side the water was quiet the waves were small close to shore but you could see the break line where the Point no longer protected the water from the winds force.

Black Oystercatchers

Black Oystercatchers

On the quiet side of Neck Point were the birds; a pair of Harlequin Ducks; Cormorants – a dozen or more; gulls, resting over almost every exposed rock; and new to me, Black Oystercatchers.  And that was only on one rock!

A pair of Harlequin Ducks

A pair of Harlequin Ducks

One only one rock!

One only one rock!

On the rock next was a quieter collection of birds; a small flock of resting birds and some larger birds – both unidentified!  Got any idea’s!  The closest I can find in my book is Sanderlings.  But I really was too far away for my camera’s zoom.

A small flock of birds and some interested bystanders.  The could be Sanderlings, my camera's zoom isn;t quite good enough in this situaltion!

A small flock of birds and some interested bystanders. The could be Sanderlings, my camera’s zoom isn’t quite good enough in this situation!

A walk into a ghostly forest!

A walk into a ghostly forest!

It really is a gorgeous day – it feels like Spring.  I have baked a Wacky cake – my father’s favorite as he is coming for dinner.  There is a pot of beef soup simmering on the stove for lunches this week.

I want to save up for a new lens – a wide-angle one I think, something to capture more types of pictures.

And I really should settle in for some knitting, but I have a few other things to get ready for dinner and I am almost ready for another walk – once the curling is over!

Happy Walking

Lynette

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About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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