Sometimes I get so excited about going on explorations in other parts of Newfoundland that I forget how fantastically gorgeous Torbay can be. This morning, the sun woke us up at 6:30 and then it promptly hid behind a bank of clouds and fog. I walked Katherine to school and, as I reached the school grounds, the sun started peaking out here and there and patches of blue sky emerged. So I headed out along the East Coast Trail, to what is called the Silver Mine Head Path for a look around.
Near the trail entrance, the gulls were busily nesting on cliffs:
And things were growing. I’m pretty sure these are Clintonia, or “Corn Lilies”.
Where these lilies are growing is a section of forest that was hit by a forest and grass fire a few years ago.
The trees are a little eerie and quite dramatic, but amongst them things are springing back to life. A cloud of robins took off as I approached and there were numerous songbirds throughout.
At Motion, the sun was splitting the rocks. Well, figuratively, at any rate!
It was a glorious, magnificent way to start a Friday.
A few hours later, it has completely clouded over again.