Earlier

Weak Spring Sunlight highlights last years leaves.

Weak Spring Sunlight highlights last years leaves.

Millstream overwhelming its banks.

Millstream overwhelming its banks.

…..This week.

On Saturday we walked the Upper reaches of Bowen Park to check out Millstream again.  With the melt and the rain we knew it would be higher.

There were Snowdrops blooming along the River Walkway and more at home.  We know that Spring can’t be far away.

On Sunday we walked at the Nanaimo River Regional Park.  We went to see how high the Nanaimo River would be – I wanted to see if it had gotten high enough to start running through the dry wash that we walked across.

Nanaimo River Flowing up and over formerly dry washes - not all the way - just back a few 100 m.

Nanaimo River Flowing up and over formerly dry washes – not all the way – just back a few 100 m.

The River was higher, much higher, but not that high!  After all the rain and snow we had had recently and it still was dry.  I wonder what it would take to fill the wash?  I don’t think that we really want to see weather that extreme!

Mergansers behind the ice still on parts of the River.

Mergansers behind the ice still on parts of the River.

There were Merganser Ducks and Eagles and even some ice – rotten looking – when I lived in Northern Manitoba that was the term for the ice that was breaking down and melting.  I even saw the first Hummingbirds of the season!

A local artist - I saw some similar owls at the Morden colliery Park.

A local artist – I saw some similar owls at the Morden colliery Park.

Part of the Regional Park used to be Forestry tree experiments.  There were three experiments going on there.  One with White Pine, one with Douglas Fir and one with Lodge Pole Pine.  I saw the Hummingbirds around the Lodge Pole Pine’s, eating the sap I think.  They moved much to fast for me to take pictures, but the sound of their wings and the bright green bodies certainly drew my attention.

A mossy clump suspended in the trees, hanging above the flowing river.

A mossy clump suspended in the trees, hanging above the flowing river.

There is moss and lichen growing green everywhere right now with the excess moisture.  They are calling for more steady rain for the next weekend.  We need it as it has been a very dry winter.

My work Is done - the Spring is on its way!  I am resting now.

My work Is done – the Spring is on its way! I am resting now.

There were lots of different kinds of seed bodies all dried and curled up – waiting for the Spring and the new growing season to start.  There is so much expectation in the air!

Everthing is waiting for Spring now.

Everything is waiting for Spring now.

I will be at the Kiwi Cove Lodge this weekend, teaching Brioche and Lace at the Retreat.  I hope to get some pictures while I am there.  The Lodge is at a beautiful location, right on the back edge of the Ladysmith Harbour!

Happy Knitting

Lynette

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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!
This entry was posted in Photography, play, Retreat and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s