I am very happy to announce, just in time for summer, new music release Reggaeton Summer Nation! It’s fun, tribal and great for dancing. Also the vocals are easy to sing along with. I really enjoyed composing and producing this song. Similar to some Caribbean music styles of Soca and Hip Hop this song has lots of energy that keeps you moving! Please give it a listen.
Summer is the best time to party! Thank you for your support. I am very grateful that you listen to my original music. Also please share with your friends! Let’s make it a Reggaeton Summer Nation celebration!
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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 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.
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.
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.
I love to hike in Shelly Creek ravine close to my home. It is peaceful and quiet even though there is a major highway and city nearby. A few steps from the concrete city and you are immersed in the deep forest ravine of Shelly Creek. The air is fresh and the ground is soft for a lovely hike in the woods. Go play outside.
Shelly Creek has a large volume of water that flows down to the ocean in the winter. During the summer months the creek disappears underground for most of the summer. Because of this there are only a few areas that pool with enough water for fish habitat.
Many interesting plants and fungi grow in the creek area. Maidenhair ferns (Adiatum aleuticum) are very green and pretty. They are found very close to the creek which would indicate the need for moisture.
Throughout the ravine are remnants of the old mountain bike trails. The above bike jump is situated very high above the ravine. Some of the jumps have been repaired in the last year but they still need some work before they are usable. It would have be great to watch the riders use these jumps and get some air time!
Shelly Creek adventures in nature would be no fun without a canine companion. Russell is always in the creek when the weather is hot or when it is not!
In conclusion I hope you find your little local nature hide away and enjoy the healthy benefits of Mother Nature.
Otherworldly, but oh so cool is the Ghost pipe plant (Monotropa uniflora). Also known as Pipe or Corpse plant these flowers were in the deep forest on a slope by a stream. I have only seen this species of plant one other time in my lifetime. That was on Cypress mountain in 2008 during a field trip. Tim Burton comes to mind as well as Dr. Suess 🙂
UPDATE GHOST PIPE 2020
Ghost pipe in 2020 has multiplied in numbers of plants. Everywhere I look in the deep forest I see patches of them here or there. Too cool!
Perhaps they are here for a reason? I have recently read about their pain-killing capabilities. Maybe they are here to ease the pain of COVID…who knows? Research it yourself if you are interested.