I finally went for a long walk.
As the water in the rivers is so low now, we walked along the exposed shore of the Takhini River.
We start at the sand dunes on the Kusawa road.
And i tell you it is a blistery cold day! :)
We have a very very nice day though, too much, i am rather tired, to tell it all.
This is an Townsendia, none of us knew this flower, which delights us to no end. We actually found it at the end of the day, on the high bank of the Takhini River. on a little side trip we did after our hike.
Somewhere at a big bend in the river we took a short cut, finding this Burl forest, with one gigantic Spruce recently blown over.
The sand dunes are always on the move, And they are higher than the forest, so it blows sand over the edge, claiming more forest all the time. And as it looks like very fast. After the snow has melted just a few weeks ago, there is an inch or two of sand on top of the snow. We exposed it coming down the sand slope coming into the forest.
Today, it was such a good day, i can't believe it, we see so much. And with Mary i get to recognize all the birds. And what i love about it all that it was unexplored territory for both of us. Mary has paddled the river often, but never walked on the bottom of it.