Wednesday, January 20, 2010
where we sat in the forest, amidst the greenery, and sketched...
And another day was a trip to see the old-growth Douglas Fir forest in "Cathedral Grove" in the MacMillan Provincial Park along the Pacific Rim Highway heading west towards Tofino with Donna, Lesley and ReBecca... where we discovered fungi of many different types.
But first we drove further north and pulled in off the highway and again wandered deep into the forest to sit and sketch.
And then back to wander through the posted informational signs in Cathedral Grove.
Monday, January 18, 2010
At this cute little English pub in the country, I found this plant the likes of which I have never seen before. This is no stunted Prairie growth! It is taller than the building beside it!
this is me inside it, looking up
the above ground root system
what is this plant??!!??
And true to Vancouver Island's mild climate and rainy roots, flowers were still blooming profusely.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
And because the Arbutus grows on windswept barren rock expanses, a tidal pool was right next door.
Piper's Lagoon Park... We found Garry Oak trees...
And, outside of Nanaimo, we found a Petroglyph Park...