I returned from my mini-vacation last week and it was definitely a week to 'catch up'! But we had a great time away on Canada's West Coast.
Our trip took us through Cathedral Grove, a rare and endangered remnant of an ancient Douglas fir ecosystem on Vancouver Island. The biggest trees in the Grove are about 800 years old and measure 75 m (250 ft) in height and 9 m (29 ft) in circumference.
Here are a few more pictures. I have a special 'affinity' for these trees. My heart slows, I feel such peace when I am surrounded by these majestic and beautiful giants.
|This picture has inspired a new quilt I am working on - it will be a pattern in the Fall. |
I'll share the quilt with you in a couple of months.
|The moss on the trees is amazing - this IS a rainforest!|
|This uprooted tree has a huge 'plate' of roots. This is my DH standing next to this windfall. |
These are shallow-rooted trees and high winds are common in the area.