Wednesday, May 9, 2012

in the shadow of Mt. Cheam...

We packed a lot into our sun-filled weekend!
We had planned an outing to the Cheam Wetlands with a group from our church.
Based on past experience...
these outings planned for spring are mostly cancelled due to rain.
Surprise. Surprise.
We had the nicest of days to walk about at the nature reserve.

Cheam Wetlands has been a park since 1990...
at which time it was restored to it's origins as a lake.

 For more than half a century it was a marl lime pit.
The lake had been drained...
and it wasn't all that pretty.
But now...
it is a most lovely spot beneath Mt. Cheam!

 If one happens to glance up...
there's a good chance of seeing the paragliders sailing down from the mountain peak.

 And if one happens to look down...
there's a good chance of seeing a turtle...
or two or three.

And maybe a Canadian goose looking back at you!

I wasn't the only one with a camera...
for a change!

Who wouldn't want pictures of this location?

Cheam Wetlands Park is just a ten or fifteen minute drive from my front porch.
I'll be back before long!

When we were done at the park...
we moved down the road to the home of some friends...
who graciously opened their back yard to us for the evening.

We roasted wieners.
Hefty ones!

And some of us roasted more than we were planning on!

It was a wonderful time with friends...
on a sunny day...
in the shadow of Mt. Cheam!


  1. Did you all, in the spirit of Christian love, take up an offering to replace that poor brother's hoodie?

    Mt. Cheam is beautiful and requires a lake at its feet. So glad that it has been restored.

  2. I have never yet been to those wetlands. It's on my to-do list for the summer. In reading your blog...I often just smile at all the things you can pack into one day. You are both flexible and fun!

  3. You live in a place that's incredibly beautiful and when I think there couldn't possibly be another lovely walk/view/garden you post about someplace totally new. It sounds like you had a great weekend, and those wieners look delicious!

  4. I've never gotten to travel much and I love all the places you are sharing with me through your posts. Thanks!

  5. Looks like a great outing with some good sports! I'm thinking I have to add wiener roasts to our summer plans!

  6. Just the kind of day to love, and I loved sharing yours.

  7. You live in a beautiful area. And what a great day to share with friends.

  8. This was a wonderful view of the Mt. Cheam glad they have been restored so beautifully. The wiener roast looked like fun! They always taste so good cooked over an open fire.

  9. We always enjoy going to the Wetlands. I have to mark that on my to do list very soon. Looks like Garry needs a new hoodie! :)

  10. We too enjoy going to the Wetlands. We often have a before or after dinner walk here when the family is together at our place for Easter or Thanksgiving.
    Have you ever gone there in the early evening in February or March when all the swans fly in for the night? It's a sight and sound to behold!

  11. Who wouldn't enjoy a sunny afternoon with good friends and comfort food.
    It's always a good get together and who would of guessed that the sun was shining for the first time in ages.

  12. Try as I may, I just cannot imagine a park of this magnitude and beauty, being 10 to 15 minutes from my house. Oh, how much I enjoyed seeing each of these pictures, and to know that even in your part of the world, one can cherish the memory of a good, old weiner roast with dear friends.


'The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.'
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson