landscape photography

spirit park easter spirit


 
A moving anonymous installation for Easter Sunday in the Pacific Spirit Park Vancouver, today as always an uplifting place of sanctuary and peace.
 

Lynn Valley Strong


 
Moments of peace, tranquillity and joy from the Pacific Spirit Park last week to ease our troubled souls. Every day brings news of unimaginable horror, from young children and protesters murdered by troops in Myanmar, school children bombed in their schools in Syria, boys as young as nine beheaded in Mozambique, mass murder in Atlanta, Georgia and Boulder, Colorado; and now here at home terror in a library in North Vancouver with one person killed and six injured.
 
      
 
     
 
Today our thoughts are with the families of all those affected and with the community of Lynn Valley, especially the children who witnessed it all on what should have been a happy Saturday afternoon in their local library, and wishing those who have been injured a full recovery. 🇨🇦

If Trees Could Speak


 

If Trees Could Speak

Thank you to Sara, Lani, Meghan and Lori from Metro Vancouver Regional Parks for creating such a memorable walk in the woods today. Their words, together with those of Nakita Gill, honoring the magnificent trees of our glorious Pacific Spirit Park are truly inspiring and uplifting.
 
  
 
They have also created a Raccoon Ramble for children for the next two weekends. How lucky we are to have their wonderful spirits in our midst. Our heartfelt thanks to them all.
 

 

 
And of course our thoughts today have been with all those grieving their loved ones murdered in Atlanta. The peace and tranquillity we are fortunate enough to enjoy here are a poignant counterpoint to all those suffering racial hatred and violence everywhere. Enough. We are better thank this.
 

magic in the morning

 The magic of the early morning sunshine and blue sky in the Pacific Spirit Park today – just enjoy.
 
   
 
   

on reflection


 
On this rainy Monday morning looking back to the week behind us from our walks in the Pacific Spirit Park and reflecting on the week ahead for our troubled world.
 
      
 
      

“embraced, enriched, alive”


 

Thank you to whoever posted this beautiful poem in the Pacific Spirit Park today.
 
  
 

“the bending rays of occasional winter sun”

rays of hope


 
Two moments from the past week in the Pacific Spirit Park. In these dark days a little light peeking through lifts us all up and gives us hope, something I think you’ll agree we all need at the moment.
 

rage


 
As the sun set in the woods at the end of this week of weeks, the words of Dylan Thomas came to mind: “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” No doubt that rage that I know so many of us feel will undoubtedly continue until the traitorous tyrant is removed and held to account.