I NOTICED BLACKBERRY blossoms attracted hungry visitors on my recent walk through Ocean Park in Surrey, BC. This pollen seeking insect hovered at the heart of each small flower for its meal.
By its lean and not too fuzzy body I assumed it was not a bee but a wasp.
There was not a single bug to bother the showy red poppy or the pink.
Its thin petals fluttered like crepe paper in the light spring breeze.
As I often do, I soon discovered the path to Kwomais Point Park.
The sun glowed on evergreen branches by Sandford Hall on the grounds.
There was a rusty tin can near the back door. Although I didn't look inside, I guessed it contained cigarette butts.
I have seen butts in the heavily treed area and wondered if smokers realize it only takes a small spark to set ablaze the highly combustible shrubbery.
I discovered a cut tree along the way that provided spontaneous places to sit.
There were ferns throughout the forest floor.
This yellow flower looked like a wild honeysuckle.
Blossoms decorated some trees.
I reached the point overlooking Boundary Bay and sat under its spell.
This is the bench where my friend Kay from An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel might join me for a picnic when she visits.
I was surrounded by sights and sounds I could not capture. Dragonflies, seagulls, eagles and bees all busily went about their business as I, the awestruck spectator, soaked in their magic.
Postscript: Sadly, while there is serenity in my world at the moment, it is not the case everywhere. I am adding a link to my blogging friend Marja’s site. She writes about her experiences in and around Christchurch, New Zealand, where there was an earthquake aftershock today. The situation remains tense.
Explorers can find more sites from around the globe at My World.
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