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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!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lucky you with all that snow! Lovely photos - thanks for sharing.

Brian said...

Beautiful pictures. The Winter Olympics are coming next year, right?

Anonymous said...

Oh I remember Stanley Park (stayed in BC for a month a number of years ago.)Loved the big totem poles there. Then we went& stayed on the Kettle River inland a bit...totally awesome place.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures!

Anonymous said...

Ooooohhh snow..stares at the glittery bits in the sunlight on the roof..
Peace Kai.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Too bad Stanley Park has suffered. The snow in these photos looks wonderful, though. Here in New Jersey, U.S. we still haven't gotten any snow -- unless you count the dusting that we got two days ago and which was melted within the hour.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful beyond beauty.

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