Chinatown, Vancouver, British Columbia.
To get a better fare for our flights to Vancouver over the May Long Weekend we chose to fly out of Prince George, about 3 1/2 hours away from our home in Chetwynd. There was a long stretch of the road where we saw numerous black bears enjoying the fresh greens.
On the way back to Chetwynd we again saw a number of single bears, but we also enjoyed watching this family of 3 cubs and a momma. Truly delightful!
On several recent mornings we rose early and headed out. On other days, as we return from grocery shopping, or mail checking (oh we do love to hear from loved ones), we take detours and end up home later, but oh so much richer.
Here are some of our delightful discoveries…
One morning we drove out to the big(ger) lake and as we drove up the dirt road, these horses came running to the fence. We’ll have to remember some carrots next time!The ponies near our home.
Petal Rose wasn’t quite sure at first, the sweet pony really stretched her neck out for that treat. No worries, Petal Rose enjoys getting right up there and stroking that soft face now.
We’d like to know “who” did this. So much to discover and investigate in this amazing place the Father has set us down in.
a ferrel cat, isn’t it pretty?!
My favorite source for idenifying birds is the Cornell Lab of Orinthology. We frequently look up birds and listen to the call recordings, trying to identify the voices we hear outside.
Just yesterday morning we were taking a look at a few birds and somehow ended up on the Pileated Woodpecker page. A friend has a son who is fascinated by birds and has been watching for the Pileated Woodpecker to arrive in their stretch of the forest.
It had been lightly raining all morning when Chica asked to go out and explore a bit. It didn’t take long before I heard “MOMMA! Come see.” Much to my surprise and delight, there he was, crest and mustache brightly red, hopping up the tree closest to our deck.
Now I know I am becoming more of a bird watcher…I grabbed the binoculars instead of the camera so I could get a closer look. But if you click on the bird’s name above, you can visit his page at All About Birds.
In this season we have added an international move to the job change, which has taken us from the CITY to the forest, and we have not found a church home away from home, a larger community of believers to gather with. This is partly becuase of the fatigue that results from 6 long days a week.
But we have discovered the sweetness of family worship. Letting the worship and fellowship linger all day. Soaking in the needed closeness, letting the laughter roll, singing HIS praises, together, no rushing…but a day to pause.