Sunday, October 29, 2006

Scenes of Autumn

Vancouver is beautiful at the best of times but it seems that each season is going to bring us new wonders for the eyes. Here are a few pics taken so far this autumn.

Here at the top of Grouse mountain it feels like heaven as the clouds hang around you.

From Downtown looking across at Lions Gate Bridge & Stanley Park as the leaves turn.

Magnificent golden Maple leaves amongst an evergreen forest at Lynn Canyon.

The still water of Capilano Lake. All is so beautiful & within 20 minutes of our home.

D & A

Adrian's Mum & Dad visit

My Mum and Dad visited for the first time this October. They stayed with us a few days and then travelled off to Whistler, then to Vancouver Island and then came back to ours for a few more days before flying home.

It was a good opportunity for them to see us in our new home and see that we are well settled.

The weather wasn't all that great for their visit, although we had some sunny days, but we did still manage to fit in Lonsdale Quay, Capilano Lake & Cleveland Dam, Princess Park (for doggy walking), Ambleside (dog) beach, Granville Island and Lynn Canyon Regional Park. Not to mention Save-on-Foods, Whole Foods, Canadian Superstore and a few other more mundane tasks !

It was great to see them and we look forward to their return next June, when hopefully the weather will be better and we can do some more outdoorsy things.

Lynn Canyon

We visited Lynn Canyon Regional Park for the first time while my Mum and Dad were staying. It is situated about a mile and a half from our home. Lynn Canyon has several miles of natural trails through the forest which you can walk through to the backdrop of bubbling Lynn Creek.

One of the best features of Lynn Canyon is that unlike the more famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, Lynn Canyon also has a suspension bridge but it's free and there's far less tourists !

Charlie fetching a stick in Lynn Creek.

A deep and tranquil pool

Charlie and I venturing across the bridge

Moss covered trees

Mum, Dad, Charlie and I at Lynn Canyon Regional Park.