Colony Farm Regional Park
in Coquitlam never fails
to indulge my need to meet
Mother Nature up close.
I've been coming here for years now
and am lucky enough to pass this gem
on to others who know little of the area.
Birds and animals abound here and something
new awaits the nature observers at
every turn of the pathways.
Today I met a salamander
making its way to a waterway apparently
much better than the one it just left.
We spent a happy few minutes looking at each other
though I am sure I enjoyed the encounter more than
he did. He might have thought he was going to be lunch.