Location: Buntzen Lake
The bright red, stinging sunburn on my neck (I am about as white as they come and really shouldn’t even leave the house when the sun’s out) is making it really hard for me to believe that the weather was ever wet enough to get the water levels up this high at Buntzen, much less as recently as this week. This is a favourite walking place of mine, thanks for the reminder to get back out there, Stijn. Might be a good spot for a first hike with the baby.
I love the solemn, meditative quality of this image, as if the objects have been stranded there for days but it’s happened before and they know that it won’t last forever. I imagine a conversation between them, like a bunch of oldies at a bus stop, checking their watches and complaining that the buses don’t run often enough and Oh, hasn’t the weather been miserable.
Speaking of favourite walking places, if you’re in the Commercial Drive area in the next few days, go and visit Cotton Drive, between Kitchener and Charles Streets. The whole block is in cherrybloom and it just smells fantastic.
It’s that point in your consciousness where you can feel at one with nature, escaping the trappings of the day-to-day to an almost dream-like place where nothing else seems to exist besides you and your natural surroundings. It is our opinion here at VIA that Vancouver holds a unique place in the civilized world in that reaching this state often requires no more effort than simply pulling off to the side of the road, pocketing your keys and taking a few steps into the forest