|Duffy Lake Route to the Coast...long and curvy!|
|One of the many old Log Cabins one finds anywhere in the Cariboo...|
|Did I say long and very curvy?|
My daughter and her family were in the middle of renovating their home...the kitchen and two bathrooms were being ripped out and re-done...and so when we arrived it was to controlled chaos.
|At the Water park, it was difficult to capture Graydon in a still moment...|
|But I managed..|
|Brianna at the grand old age of three...|
It brought back memories of when my daughters found freedom from requesting a ride from parents. It was bittersweet...on the one hand, I was grateful and on the other...well, on the other, this was the beginning of their own independence, further away from me, so many years ago.
|He's so active! Pictures turn out fuzzy.|
What happened to my little girl?
And Graydon, too...He and I have discussions, now. No longer does he take everything someone says as complete and utter truth. He questions everything. He tells me the folks around him don't always like to be bothered by his questions, which centre around the "why?" category. So I countered his nonsense Why's with Why not? Given that scenario, he loved to pass on his knowledge by answering the question himself...
|Maple Trees in the Park entwined for eternity...they look like they are dancing a wonderfully slow waltz...|
At a younger age, when my daughters were small, I never noticed the shrieks and shouts of children. Those sounds were part of my World. I'm much older now; I find myself sneaking away at times to seek some peace.
|A favourite spot, in the centre of the two Trees, for hide and seek!|
I remembered Roger Creek Park. It was a favourite venue for weddings and photos for special occasions. It was a park I went to when I needed the comfort the large Maple Trees give the human population.
And so I wandered away with my camera for awhile, renewing old acquaintances, still there after all these years.
|Still Waters capturing reflected Trees and Sky.|
|Serene and peaceful Ponds...lovely, lovely Water!|
When I felt the urge to go back to the playground, I felt refreshed, as is always the case when Mother Earth and I connect.
|Back to the laughter of children!|
At least in the Summer, this road, which is less utilized than the other, more up-to-date routes, will be one we'll choose more often.
It is good to shake up complacency, sometimes, by taking a road less travelled...