Here is the last installment of pictures from our trip to Vancouver Island. Since my favourite colour is green, I thought I’d devote a whole day of pictures to the colour :) On the day we went to Tofino we stopped at Cathedral Grove to see the massive trees and forest. I thought I had landed myself in the land of fairies or Narnia or The Lord of the Rings. It is absolutely magical to see the green forests of giant trees and moss covered branches with emerald forest floors of ferns. Enjoy!
Is that amazing?
On the way to Cathedral Grove, we stopped quickly to see the mirror effect of Cameron Lake. We were blown away by how clear and still the lake was and the perfect mirror images in the water.
This is what Cathedral grove is full of....pathways through beautiful forest. The effect of the moss growing on everything is really amazing.
How the sunlight hits the forest in different ways makes you stop and take your breath over and over.
The forest is full of giant Cedars and Douglas Firs, some up to 1000 years old. Some like this tree have rotted in the middle or have even had a fire in the center of the tree and yet the outside can still live another 100 years.
I took so many pictures of pretty moss. My Alberta spring is still brown, but this acid/lime green colour of the moss made my little heart dance. Aren’t you just looking for little fairy houses in the scene?
A spide web catching the sunlight.
The trees are massive, I’m sure not as big as the redwoods in California, but still you can see my family of 4 doesn’t even make it half way around the tree.
This tree is the largest one in the forest, I think not only because of the width of it but the height too. I think they call it “The Giant”
Our daughter doesn’t love it being two years older, but they look so much like twins these days, though our son is quite a bit taller than her now!
A view up from the forest floor! Probably 16 stories high.
My sweetie and I.
This picture is off the creek that runs to the ocean on the property of the house we stayed at. It was fun to listen to the water running when we sat in the hot tub (so nice) and to hear the frogs croaking.
A fence to the creek. I love natural fences like this with bent branches.
At the beach near where we stayed we found this little treat, an overgrown remnant of an old house that must have been torn down or burned down. Just look at that ivy growing over the fireplace.
I had to include one more of the beautiful forsythia.
And a smiling face in the sunshine from me! Thanks for indulging me on my photos! It was fun to share. And I’m right - right? You want to go to Vancouver Island now??? :)
I’ll get back to some card creations shortly!