Wait a Minute, Whats Going On?

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Hey peeps! Phew, I have been super-duper busy at Wild Roots Art, but LOOOOVIN IT! Continue reading Wait a Minute, Whats Going On?


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While out for a hike with my lovely photographer friend, we had gone across the train tracks and were scrambling down to the river, when we saw a man, alone, working at gutting some fish (we think?). He was by some Pondarosas close to shore, and I remember we were a little leary, as, all over the news that day they were warning the public about a dangerous man the Police were hunting down. So, of course, our imaginations were in overdrive when my friend saw something dart up a massive old Pondarosa just to the left of the fishing Man. I remember saying “No, no, its a porcupine” LOL! Nope. It was a Bobcat, drawn to the man cutting up fish and we had scared it up the tree. It was unreal how no one had seen this Bobcat until we scared it, and, even looking through the pictures now, his camouflage is uncanny. Unsettling.

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This is a little blurry, but look at that stare!

I though that this story would be perfect for Wildlife Week, which runs from April 9 – 15. We are also raising funds for the Canadian Wildlife Federation so pls head here to donate http://donate.cwf-fcf.org/goto/wildrootsart




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Mara Trail in April

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Mara trail is such a great hike to start the season, as its the perfect amount of exercise, and full of views of the short lived green spring of Kamloops.

Belle anxiously waiting for her slow humans
Ecological Area
Tranquille Marsh


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View of the Lake
Great view of Tranquille Farms and Kamloops Lake


Right in the middle is a melodic Meadowlark

The land is rented out for cattle, and there were so many on the trail.  They are always such skiddish, amusing creatures though, lol.


You can check out Mara Trail here, plus a couple more in the area.

I also wrote about this trail before!

Happy Hiking fellow adventures!


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Freedom in Wandering

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I take a deep breath and let in the crisp morning air.  It smells like wet earth, sagebrush and freedom. Belle, my trusty sidekick, is happily sniffing too, possibly catching the scent of deer or coyotes.The surrounding wilderness on a hike is always refreshing and healing for me.  It reminds me that real beauty is not vanity; not my clothes, my hair or how fancy my home is. It also makes me stay present, focused on the life around me and remember how intricate and lovely it all is.

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Favorite Place to Daydream

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On a late Fall hike in McConnell Lake Provincial Park I managed to capture the mood of the woods as it shook off the night and the mornings light snowfall.  It was that perfect time of day where the sun was just rising and the forest was eerily dark, with small beams of sun breaking through making the scenery rather fantastical.  I have so many shots of McConnell as it is my favorite place to go unwind and the trail around the lake is easy and never too busy. I just get to walk and daydream.

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