You can feel it in the air. Whenever sun gets away from clouds, and it is not so often in Vancouver, the air got warm, the breeze is calm, the skies are blue. We’ve seen crocuses already. It was 17°C yesterday. But if you go just a bit out of the city limits, everything changes. I mean, the air is still warm (on a cooler side) and the skies are blue. However…
Lynn Headwaters park, just a few kilometers from our place, is still under a blanket of snow. It is melting, of course, but cold nights and rainy weather will prolong it. If it is raining in the city, it is snowing on the mountain. All I need is to remember last year. Snow in June…
We went for a walk, 9-10 km, Lynn Headwaters park and Rice Lake. The later is still partially frozen.
But the ice is thin and a couple of fishermen didn’t have much trouble breaking it. Even this eagle was quietly observing. Who knows, maybe it developed a way of fishing through the ice.
The ice is cracking somewhere in the middle of the lake. Northern side, more exposed to the sunlight, is free of ice. Southern side usually is in the shadow of a forest, and weak sun rays can’t warm the air fast enough to melt it.
We returned the same way and Lynn Creek was rushing on our left. Its clear waters are not as high as they will be in a month.
We’ve found a quiet spot to have a snack and enjoy the nature a bit more.
My last thought, before we left the place, was: the bears will wake up soon 🙂