Parksville Wetlands walk

Parksville wetland maple tree sunshine
Parksville Wetlands walk

It was a wonderful summer day to have a Parksville Wetlands walk.  A great place to enjoy many different species of plants, animals and fungi.

Parksville Wetlands Walk
Great trails for dogs

A short distance to the trail head we passed through rolling meadows with hard hack blooming.  There is a gravel trail to walk on that changes into a soft forest path as you enter the main trail.  Also there is a sign so you know you are in the right place!

wetland meadows
wetland meadows

Over the railroad track and into the forest we go.  No trains are running on this track today but maybe one day the train will go by as it use to.

railroad tracks
old railroad tracks

The Oceanspray was blooming and the white flowers were draped everywhere on the paths.  I felt like I was in a magic forest.  It was very enchanting.

Enchanted forest
Enchanted forest

Beautiful red columbine flowers were also in bloom.  They are vibrant red in color so they really stand out.

Wetland Flowers
Red Columbine and Oceanspray blooms

In conclusion, I am very thankful for all these day trails in the Parksville area.  Easily accessible and a great place to find peace and serenity.  Chill out time in nature is important to body, mind and soul.

Also Enos Lake hike here!


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Sebastian Beach

Sebastian beach
love the blue colors
Sebastian beach

Coming back from a trip to Nanaimo we stopped at Sebastian beach.  The blue colors were spectacular and the view was magnificent.

Sebastian Beach shoreline
rocky shore

An easy beach to walk and lots of shells and rocks to beach comb.  There are private homes on this beach but many are well hidden behind greenery and beach logs.

Sebastian Beach waves
beach waves

Also this beach area would be a fantastic place to kayak or paddle board with some gentle waves hitting the shore today.  The water is fairly shallow on the beach side which would be good for kids.  A little deeper out and the swimming is great!  Be careful on the rocks which are very slippery when wet.

interesting sandstone rocks

I love to walk on the sandstone rocks with all their wonderful patterns and shapes.  On one side you can look deep into the ocean and if you are lucky,  see some sea creatures.

Sebastian Beach North Views
views to the north

Views to the north Courtenay area are clear and spectacular.  You will definitely be amazed by all the nature vibes.

In conclusion, take a quick trip to Sebastian beach next time you are near Lantzville on Vancouver Island.  Besides the beautiful views it is a nice location for a coffee break or a picnic.


Enos Lake hike blog here!

Horne Lake Adventure

Horne Lake Adventure
Horne Lake Adventure
Beautiful Horne Lake

On a beautiful Saturday morning we decided to head out on a Horne Lake Adventure.

Horne Lake
Beach view

A lovely view of the lake from the beach.  Great picnic sites are available with fire pits.

Horne Lake Cave entrance
Horne Lake Main Cave entrance

Hiking up to the Horne Lake Caves we travel through an ancient mossy Pacific rain forest in its perfection.  The Main cave entrance is unique in its unfolding columns of stone.

Horne Lake Cave
Entering the main cave

We didn’t have our flashlights with us to explore the inside of the cave but it was exciting to poke our heads in!

Inner Main Cave
Just inside the cave entrance

We really had a great Horne Lake Adventure and we are already planning our next one.

Terrace Beach Lookout here!


Birds in Deep Dream 3

Thrush deep dream
Birds in Deep Dream 3
Kingfisher cave paint deep dream
Birds in Deep Dream 3

I have used the Dreamscope cave paint to create my birds in deep dream 3.  I love the textures and tribal feel of the art.  It goes well with bird photography.

Owl cave paint deep dreamOwl cave paint deep dream
Owl cave paint deep dream

An owl was sleeping in our backyard forest.  I was able to get a good photo and added the cave paint deep dream to it.

Thrush deep dream
Thrush deep dream

Thrushes love to come to the backyard bird feeder.  They are very camouflage in cave paint deep dream.

Birds in deep dream original post here

Stellars Jay deep dream
Stellar’s Jay deep dream

Stellar’s Jay is a very interesting bird in its ability to beg for food.  They are very focused on you and what you are eating.  If you are not careful they will steal your food right out of your mouth!

Thank you for checking out my deep dream art!

Birds in Deep Dream 2 here

 

Terrace Beach Sunset

Terrace Beach sunset
Terrace Beach sunset
Terrace beach sunset

Nature is an amazing place to spend time especially for a Terrace Beach sunset!  After a wonderful day hiking the Wild Pacific Trail we took another walk to the beach for this spectacular sunset.

Terrace Beach sunset 2
Beautiful Pacific Rim sunset

Terrace Beach is located in the town of Ucluelet on the Pacific Rim of Canada.  It is a wonderful place during the day for beach-combing, paddle boarding or just to enjoy the sun and surf.   The sunsets are fabulous here and I am thankful to see this particular one.

Terrace Beach sunset colors
Terrace Beach sunset colors

Fall is the time for many different colors especially during sunset.  Chill out on the beach and enjoy the atmospheric peacefulness.  The moment of the sun setting had an ethereal presence about it.

Terrace Beach Sunset Love
Sunset love

Enjoying a sunset is easy everywhere so take the time to catch one once in awhile.  You will be happier that you did because nature is the mirror image of spiritual reality.

Wickaninnish beach in Pacific Rim National Park here