Saturday, February 20, 2010

Just another beachy afternoon

White Rock, Thursday, as the tide was coming in:


It was blue and white ...


Sand and  gull tracks ...


Crows ...


Reflections from the hilltop ...


Always more crows ...


And splashing dogs.


It was poking around under rocks ...


Finding a live sand dollar, with all its tiny spines vibrating ...


And one purple starfish tucked down under a boulder.


It was a chocolate ice-cream cone made of driftwood ...


And the first wild crabapple blossoms of the year.

Oh, and along the road home, the camellias and rhododendrons were blooming. February or no, it's spring.

2 comments:

  1. Look at your sunshine! It is all dullness and gray here and we are supposed to be the sunny Cariboo. This has been the grayest of years. So unusual.

    The 108 has two community wells that supply the water. Hopefully those are able to hold out. The golf course was licensed to take up to the equivalent of 2 ft of water every year out of the lake ... which I suppose was no problem in times past. However, the conference center burned down in January, and half of the motel last February so I don't know what will happen with the golf course, if they'll keep running it or not. The whole place is in receivership. I'm not a fan of golf courses and hence refuse to golf! What a waste of water not to mention the pesticides and chemical fertilizers that get washed down into the lake. But the geese ... they sure do like to graze on that course and are the most persistent of golfers!

    Our neighbour across the street are a golfers and have one of those weed free, huge, immaculate lawns that gets waters regularly ... I swear, the man is obsessed with that lawn. I stew every time I see him set his sprinklers a going. They are only two people, seldom home and they NEVER play games on that lawn, like bocce or croquette ... so whatever is the use of it is more than I can see! Now there is my rant of the day for you.

    (Our own lawn is a ratty thing that we let go brown in the dry periods. D goes around and takes as many of the weeds out by hand as he can. It covers the septic field.)

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  2. Beautiful photos! I especially love the one of the sand with the bird tracks. Very interesting. Makes me wish I was there walking along, finding cool nature things on the beach ... sigh.

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