Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Beauty abounds

The weekend was so warm and bright, Stella got a nice bath and her first run of the season with the top down.
 Since this is probably her last summer, I've decided to document our travels together over the next few months.
The park we stopped at is only a few minutes drive from Mom's (the destination of her first top down run this year). It's perched on the edge of the escarpment in Grimsby, and as soon as you get out of the car, you know this park is special.

For, just beyond that fence you can see in the background of the first picture
A gorge with a large creek. Forty Creek to be exact.

And where there's a creek and an escarpment...
 There are waterfalls. This is the lower half of Beamer Falls.

A mini hike and a few minutes later...
The upper falls. It's hard to tell, but I'm actually about 100 feet up a cliff from the falls. The flow is nice and strong because it's spring, but Beamer is one of the falls where it's pretty steady all year round.
And look what's under foot
and then these...
I have no idea what either of them are - but they are tiny, tiny, tiny! So easy to miss if you're not looking!

This reminds me just how lucky I am to live where I do. A coworker was recently lamenting that she couldn't afford to go away for a vacation. But as much as I like to travel... there's really no reason to go away. There's so much around us - sometimes just a short drive away - that we take for granted.

Stella and I will be back to these falls this summer... and many other places just as beautiful!


Nancy Kay said...

Stella, with her top down, is really a cute vehicle. Must be fun to drive her with sun glasses and wind blowing around you.

Love the creek and waterfalls; they are especially fresh in the spring. I agree that there is usually so much to see in our surrounding areas. Stay-cations can be great.

kathy b said...

Looking forward to your travels with Stella and yarn

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize Stella was a convertible!!! Yay YOU!

We have a Mustang Convertible and just love it. Her name is Diva and sometimes she lives up to it, but we love her anyway. She'll be fourteen this October, (but she is low mileage.)

Have fun.....the falls are beautiful!

Araignee said...

Huuray for warm weather field trips! I agree that blooming where you are planted is a good thing.

elns said...

Wow what a lovely place for a hike or walk. I am excited to see your summer adventures with Stella!

Rachelle said...

We get the little blue flowered one here in NZ, it's called Creeping Speedwell and is a weed over here; though a pretty one.

Your car by the way is much prettier than mine; a Toyota Corolla just doesn't inspire any naming rights.