Homesite Creek Park – 2013

Homesite Creek Falls

Homesite Creek Falls

Yesterday we walked Homesite Creek Park which is another park not far from us.  The trails take you through a forest that was logged in the early 1900’s and there are many old growth stumps left from those days.  It also passes lots of swampy areas covered with Skunk Cabbage which fills the air with their distinctive odour.  The creek itself is quite lovely with a couple of waterfalls.

Gnarly Tree

Gnarly Tree

Some tall snags

Some tall snags

This is an old stump left from logging.  This one is unusual in that it is so tall - about 10 feet.  I'm not sure why it would have been cut so high.  Younger trees have grown on top of it and now their roots have reached down to the ground.  It almost looks prehistoric and that it might walk away.  Eventually the stump will disappear leaving a very unusual looking tree

This is an old stump left from logging in the early 1900’s. This one is unusual in that it is so tall – about 10 feet. I’m not sure why it would have been cut so high. Younger trees have grown on top of it and now their roots have reached down to the ground. It almost looks prehistoric and that it might walk away. Eventually the stump will disappear leaving a very unusual looking tree.

Four old veteran stumps

Four old veteran stumps

The Creek

The Creek

Pool Foam

Pool Foam

Find the bird - a Swainson's Thrush

Find the bird – a Swainson’s Thrush

A Red Flat Bark Beetle I believe

A Red Flat Bark Beetle (I believe)

Skunk Cabbage

Skunk Cabbage

Skunk Cabbage blooming

Skunk Cabbage blooming


4 comments

  1. This is wonderful – I’m getting more & more accustomed to these sights, entering my second spring in the Pacific northwest. It’s becoming my new normal ; ). Found the thrush! I love photographing skunk cabbage, and your view is very interesting – the last picture has a flattened feeling that I like.


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