I VENTURED DOWN the 1001 Steps in Ocean Park twice this past week. I stepped on lacey shadows on Saturday in the early afternoon.
It was a noisy walk crunching over gravel, pebbles ...
and stones to the beach.
I saw a sun drenched buttercup along the way.
A red kite in the light breeze ...
floated in a crayon blue sky ...
breaking a string of rainy weather.
Large retainer blocks made a solid canvas for silver and black graffiti.
After scrambling along the rocky shore, I sat on a boulder and enjoyed the water view.
Two days earlier on Thursday, I took a trek down the steps after dinner.
The air around me was a ...
balmy blanket of soothing comfort.
I couldn't resist bringing home a random rock that I found ...
in the shape of a heart.
The Amtrak passenger train heading from Vancouver, BC, back to Seattle in the US seemed cushioned on the tracks and did not shatter the serene scene as it whisked by.
It was a nice change from the usual freight trains. People have a tendency to walk on the tracks. This is very dangerous because there are hidden corners and the distance and direction of a sound can be misleading.
A small group of people were doing a photo shoot against the backdrop of red and yellow grafitti. It was just for fun, they said.
Their flash apparatus was neatly attached to the photographer's umbrella.
Nature carved two elephants touching noses on a nearby rock.
The tide rolled in higher and higher lapping over stones that appeared to dance in the water.
One boulder was too big to be engulfed by the sea. It looked strange ... like a large head had broken free from an ancient Easter Island statue to land on my local beach at Boundary Bay in BC.
To enjoy more sights from around the globe link to Our World at the sidebar.
Postscript: Sadly, a woman jogger was struck and killed by the Amtrak train mentioned in this post as it sped through the White Rock area on July 15, 2013. A news article about the accident can be found HERE.
Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms