Friday, January 12, 2007
Snow, and the Stanley Park Be-in
Random House on the walk
This post is for my friend Jane Poe who inquired whether I had any snow! Wednesday one foot of snow fell between the hours of 4:00am and 9:00 pm. The roads have become treacherous sheets of ice,with the most hazardous having been closed. So I haven’t ventured too far. Bryan managed to take these few pictures for me this morning around 8:45 am as he walked Pepper to the bus.
Our renowned Stanley Park, centered in Vancouver’s metropolis has been through a traumatic year, wind storms clear cutting thousands of trees. Such a part of Vancouver’s heritage, and my childhood, it saddens me to see the weather wreaking such havoc on such a magnificent land mark. There is a blitz to raise money to restore some of the many fallen trees.
When I was young I would make a weekly trek over town from North Vancouver to the park. It was a place of such amazement and beauty. With the now defunct zoo to meander,pools to visit a heritage train to ride, and forest as far as the eye could see. Many hours in youth were spent in that park. As a teen in the early seventies, I visited the festival style Be-in's during Easter, where Mounties would parade their horses through a mass of pot smoking teens, while the rock bands played on!