When you live in the Lower Mainland of BC, you go out no matter what it’s doing outside. Well, you go out if there’s no reason to think about building an ark and start collecting animals at least.
At this time of year, it does tend to be more sunnyish than sunny most weeks. And sometimes, these are the best days for walks and talks, and taking pictures. It’s not too hot, and not too blindingly bright. It’s Springtime. This is one of the best things about this time of year.
Anyway, the Girl and I took a walk recently on a day like that. The sun showed his face briefly, just before the clouds emptied their regards on to us (complete with thunder – which is weird for around here). We walked to Queen’s Park for a picnic just before that happened.
Here are some select pictures.
The Girl noted the brilliance of the Rhodo bushes, soon to be (well hopefully, given the bee problem) fat with nectar-seeking bees by July.
Buttercups are huge for the Girl, often offering them as mini-presents. I took this shot because the buttercup against the Girl’s purple hoodie looked pretty good, I thought. Oh, and the cheeky grin with freckles combo has its points too.
Here’s the moment when the sun peeked out, fumbling from behind an Antilles of cloud, impatient as can be to be unburdened by rains. But, I don’t know; there is beauty to be found in melancholy, and in metaphor of sunshine fighting against gloom. Even the expression on the Girl’s face here is on the melancholy side. There’s certainly beauty to be found here, too.
Here in our part of the world, Spring runs late. But, we’re OK with that. There are plenty of details to be appreciated on a day like this. And the Girl, right now, is all about the details. Another melancholy thought is that the older she gets, and the more our goal-driven society impacts her, she’ll lose her eye for them like many of us have.
But, even that’s not a certainty. We’ll see.