In A winter’s drive along BC’s Fraser River Canyonlands – Part 1, I took you on a winters drive along Meadow Lake Road to the Gang Ranch Bridge where I had stopped my truck in the middle of the bridge to photograph. I don’t suggest people do that, of course, but with no vehicles in sight, how could I resist!
Two weeks later, but still in January, I returned to the Fraser River. The surrounding landscape looked the same, but the clogged up ice in the river had broken free. Once again, the Fraser appeared to be flowing as it always has since the melt of the last Ice Age.
This image, this moment in time, always brings back a powerful memory. As I sat eating lunch overlooking the river, my ears were filled with music. The grass-canyon lands are normally a silent place, but with the ice flows crunching up against one another, it was as if the Fraser River Philharmonic Orchestra was playing an afternoon concert.
I just sat there and enjoyed the entire concert.
BC’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region