Monday, June 29, 2015

As Cascade Falls so Falls Cascade - Day Trip to Mission BC

A refreshing hike into the forests to Cascade Falls is a great way to spend an afternoon with the kids. Bring a lunch there is a picnic area just off the parking lot, but, please be sure to pack out what you pack in.

A 15-20 minute climb up the trails and stairs takes you to a new suspension bridge and a truly beautiful sight - Cascade Falls. Green pools of water and rock made smooth by a stream of water and time.

Cascade Falls © Stephen Muulock

For the more adventurous take the road up to a second trail above the waterfalls. The large granite boulders strewn along the river provide wonderful spots to catch some sun rays and contemplate how lucky we are to live in such a special part of the world.


Monday, June 22, 2015

The Ghost Flower

Indian-Pipe, ghost flower, corpse plant, ice plant - are all names inspired by this perennial's pale appearance and shape. Unable to make chlorophyll its' nutrition must come from other sources. In this case, via fungi to the roots of a nearby tree.  Maybe vampire plant should be added to its' list of titles?

Ghost Flower © Stephen Mullock
We found this group of spectre forms rising from the ground near Cascade Falls, Mission this past weekend.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Harrison Hot Springs from the Air

I took to the skies last Friday and captured these images of Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. From above it looks so peaceful and beautiful, nestled between forests and Harrison Lake.  Mount Cheam looking on in the background. The Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa are the red brick building on the left. A row of white apartment buildings across from the lagoon close to the centre of the picture has a number of apartments available for purchase. What a view to wake up to. The beach to the left of the lagoon is home to Harrison's only true beach front properties. It is a naturally sandy beach. I represent one of the Heron's Cove units for sale, at this date of writing, listed at $385,000.

In the second picture, you can see some adventure park toys in the water and the Miami River flowing along the base of the mountain. I have a second listing at River Wynd offering a fine river view at $200,000.

Harrison is just an exceptional location located within 2 hours of Vancouver and about an hour from WestJet and the Abbotsford airport. Whether you are in the air or on foot it is a great place.