Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Coast Mountains and some thoughts

Saturday afternoon, late before the sunset, I was up on Burnaby Mountain north of where I live to take in the view of the snow-capped mountains to the north.  The photo above is just one of a series taken that afternoon. The scene here looks out toward the mountains from the north side of Burnaby Mountain.  The boats in the bottom of the photo are heading up Indian Arm.  There were a number of boats out that afternoon, including a sailboat.

The temperatures have gotten warmer and are around 10 degrees Celsius at the moment.  The rain is back but there are plenty of signs of spring around.  Crocuses, spring heathers,  forsythias and other spring flowers and shrubs are in bloom now, even the first magnolias.

At work, I have someone working with me into the second week and we get along great.  He's a Gemini, like Brad, and he loves it where he's working now.  If you don't know, I'm a Leo!  It made me think of what it would be like working with Brad.  That was one of the original plans, and I'd see to it happening if he's still interested and up to it.  With a year or two here he'd be a changed man with a broader, deeper understanding of life and what its all about.  It would be awesome to have a hiking companion too!

Well, I'm going to have a quick shower and then head off to bed.  Its nearing 10:30 pm and the morning comes fast enough.  Have a good night, or good day, guys!

~ Volker

4 comments:

DeepBlue said...

That's a gorgeous scene Volker. I just can't start to imagine how it must feel like standing right there!

I took the liberty to play a little bit with your picture. In fact, all I did was add a little bit of contrast. Here's the results!

Enjoy the beautiful weather. Over here, we're back to the cold but it will get warmer in the next week.

Hugs
Jon

SpiritMountainGuy said...

I took the photos in the late afternoon but the contrast would have been better earlier when the sun was higher in the sky. It gets dark quickly in a mountain setting as the sun gets lower on the horizon.

There is a trail along the shore (bottom right) which I've been on. There is also another trail over the mountain (tower) on the right called the Jug Island Trail. Its not very long but I have yet to tackle it. There are actually a lot of beautiful hiking trails in this area, many worth checking out.

Here there are flowers everywhere and many trees are going into flower. Spring is definitely here!

Take care, and enjoy spring when it comes your way and stays for a while!

~ Volker

anonymous48 said...

Not just guys, girls too. Thanks Brad. Like Tim's .. I love your writing ... and I like very few people. How sad for me - but, what good taste I have. ..(For once, I compliment myself).

SpiritMountainGuy said...

I've been writing mostly (Volker) and contributing photos to the posts. Brad wrote some early on. He did say he was considering contributing again but that's up to him as to when that will be. Circumstances have a lot to do with it as well.

Thanks for taking the time to comment. Have an awesome weekend!

~ Volker