Mud Bay Park Walk

Our Sunday afternoon walk a week ago today was to Mud Bay Park (Surrey, B.C.). It’s nice to see the improvements that have been made to this park—a favorite haunt of ours for years. The road in has been paved, the parking lot has cement block dividers, and the seaside path has several new benches.

But the scenery hasn’t changed. It doesn’t need improvements—it’s as beautiful as ever.

It’s wild rose season. Imagine the fragrance.

Wild rose bush

Wild rose bush (Photo © 2015 by V. Nesdoly)

Wild roses, daisies and lupines

Wild roses and white Dames Rocket (Photo © 2015 by V. Nesdoly)

Water Parsnip looks a lot like Giant Hogweed. They are both members of the toxic hemlock family, but there are differences between them. This article explains them.

Water parsnip blossoms

Water parsnip blossoms (Photo © 2015 by V. Nesdoly)

Water parsnip stems and leaves

Water parsnip stems and leaves (Photo © 2015 by V. Nesdoly)

The Lupines are almost finished but there are still a few hangers-on, beautifying the grassy edges of the pathway and the parking lot.

Lupines and daisies

Lupines and daisies (Photo © 2015 by V. Nesdoly)


Lupines (Photo © 2015 by V. Nesdoly)

A Spotted Towhee hung around long enough for me to get a shot.

Spotted Towhee

Spotted Towhee (Photo © 2015 by V. Nesdoly)

This walk with its big sky and sea-cooled breeze is perfect for a warm spring day.

Mud Bay Park path

Mud Bay Park path (Photo © 2015 by V. Nesdoly)

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