green umbrella

The “winter gate” is still closed in Millcreek Canyon…allowing pedestrian and bicycle traffic clear passage to the end of the road without the interference of motor vehicles, excepting the occasional motorist who actually lives or stays at one of the cabins further into the greenwood.  The road is closed from the first of November until the first of July…or I could say that it’s only open from the first of July to the first of November…at any rate, here’s another glimpse into the marvelousness of full Spring in Millcreek Canyon…the snow is gone and the Green has returned…and it’s a beautiful place to take a walk…..  If you’d like another look at the green explosion that is MillCreek Canyon in season, you can visit my post from last July for another saturated view of the place, Millcreek Canyon in Green.

Millcreek Canyon canopy

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34 responses

  1. That is a huge umbrella! Lush and welcoming.

    June 13, 2013 at 8:05 am

    • It’s a wonderful place for a walk, Karen.

      June 21, 2013 at 8:04 am

  2. Nut Balls

    It surely is a wonderful place for a bike ride, too 🙂

    June 13, 2013 at 9:09 am

    • It seems that I remember someone saying that in the past, too…someone with bug-juice on his sunglasses and dragonfly welts on his chest and arms……. 😉

      June 13, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  3. It’s hard to believe that one color can have so many shades.

    June 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    • The vibrance of life out there, Allen.

      June 21, 2013 at 8:05 am

  4. The best kind of umbrella…so lush and beautiful!

    June 13, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    • My sentiments exactly, Susan.

      June 21, 2013 at 8:05 am

  5. What an inviting place!

    June 14, 2013 at 6:29 am

  6. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful…

    June 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    • Very nice words….thank you….and thanks for stopping-by.

      June 21, 2013 at 8:06 am

  7. Lovely place….just to be… I just took a big breath…. trying to sense the freshness of the air….
    I like the scale of figures against that huge canopy…

    June 14, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    • Yes, John…just to be…..and those figures do help a bit, don’t they? There is a sense of grandness out there.

      June 21, 2013 at 8:07 am

  8. Such wonderful colour Scott! Lovely to see the sunshine!

    June 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    • Wonderful sunshine, Adrian…..it was a long winter…..and now spring has passed already….goodness…..

      June 21, 2013 at 8:07 am

      • I know! It was a bit of a shock to realise it was the longest day today, the nights are going to start getting shorter again already! 😦

        June 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm

        • Bummer….need to cherish every day now….again…..still…..always….. 🙂

          June 22, 2013 at 7:08 pm

  9. Yummm……thanks Scott!

    June 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    • Oh, you’re welcome, Kai. 🙂

      June 21, 2013 at 8:08 am

  10. That looks a beautiful place to walk under that marvellous canopy, Scott

    June 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    • It sure is, Andy…..and it’s the same place/road/trail where I made the photos of the cross-country skier entering the tunnel of the snow-covered trees in this post here…. https://seekraz.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/patience/ It’s amazing what a difference a few feet of snow can make…and a couple of months time in their passing, as well.

      June 21, 2013 at 8:15 am

  11. I’d love to ride there!

    June 17, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    • I’m sure you would, Terry…my cyclist son absolutely loved riding through that canyon…..

      June 21, 2013 at 8:16 am

  12. A great image. Wandering under those giant umbrellas of foliage sure makes the people look small. Very nice!

    June 18, 2013 at 9:29 pm

  13. So full of gorgeousness! Would that it were open in winter because I would love to see it covered in snow too.

    June 20, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    • Hi, Naomi…people are actually allowed past the winter gate, just not vehicles. During the winter, folks use the road for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing…..here’s a link to what it looks like in the winter: https://seekraz.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/patience/ It’s beautiful in all seasons….

      June 21, 2013 at 8:18 am

  14. Wow that looks spectacular

    June 23, 2013 at 3:13 am

    • Thank you, Girlseule…and thank you for visiting, as well. 🙂

      July 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm

  15. Lovely!

    June 24, 2013 at 9:53 am

    • Thanks, Yvonne. 🙂

      July 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm

  16. It is like magic, huh? One day, barren, the next lush. It always surprises me.

    June 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    • Just like magic, George…and such a wonderful surprise.

      July 1, 2013 at 6:26 pm

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