Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Forest In The Fall

Looking up into the tree tops and the sky while hiking Jack's Trail.

The forest was particularly pretty on Saturday. We borrowed the hiking partner's dog and went for a 3 hour wander in the woods.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Walk In The Woods

On the weekend, we went for a walk in the woods. The vine maples had become a lovely yellow. It looked as if someone had turned on the lights under the canopy of fir trees. I wouldn't be surprised if those maple leaves lit up the forest at night.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Stawamus Chief

We hiked up to the second peak of the Stawamus Chief yesterday. It was 11 kilometres of gruelling uphill hiking, hanging on to chains and climbing ladders. A few sections were extremely technical for me, but I made it to the top relatively unscathed.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Elfin Lakes

On Sunday, we hiked 22 kilometres up to the Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Park. Lots of snow, fabulous vistas and such a sense of accomplishment!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Merciless Onslaught

Merciless Onslaught performs for their fans at Pub 340. Will is on the far right.

One of the best compliments I ever received about my children happened several years ago when someone said to me, "Nancy, I have never seen children from the same family be so different from each other. All three of your kids are such individuals." "Thank you," I replied. "That's the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me."

I have raised individuals. The eldest is brainy and beautiful with a penchant for Edwardian literature. The second daughter is striking and dramatic with a love of all things theatrical. The youngest is a heavy metal musician who is living his dream.

The whole fam damily, plus friends, turned out on Saturday night to support Will in his musical endeavours. His band, Merciless Onslaught, performed at Pub 340 to a big crowd of metal heads.

As a parent it is wonderful to witness your child doing something he loves and be good at it too.