Spring, but not yet…

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

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.

Rice Lake - 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.

Bald Eagle

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.

Thawing

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.

Lynn Creek

We’ve found a quiet spot to have a snack and enjoy the nature a bit more.

Lynn Creek bank

Moss

My last thought, before we left the place, was: the bears will wake up soon 🙂

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4 Responses to Spring, but not yet…

  1. Adele Brand says:

    That is the magic of Canada: to have such spectacular hikes so close at hand. I love the colour of the water. And the mountain peeping over the forest in the first photo.

    • Darko says:

      Many of my friends and relatives in Serbia told me the same. They can’t believe the beauty just at the hands reach, so to say.
      Thanks. I like that first one too. The light was so bright, my eyes were watering. They say we will have nice weather until next Wednesday. Going to see some birds tomorrow 🙂

  2. d4rkn1ght says:

    Fantastic pictures! Love the one of the eagle. 😎

    • Darko says:

      Thanks! I don’t know what it was thinking, never seen eagle breaking ice to catch the fish… And rodents, if there were any, are too small for eagle to catch. But there must be a reason or it would have gone somewhere else.
      Nice to see you again, haven’t seen you for a while!

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