Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Forest Spirits?

Today I hope you will join me for a walk through the forest on Ferry Island.

Ferry Island is located on the Skeena River in Terrace, B. C. At the beginning of the 20th Century it was serviced by two riverboat ferries until a bridge was built connecting it to the mainland; following that the island was heavily logged. In 1936 the Skeena River flooded, took out the bridge and covered the island in 8 feet of water. Following the flood the island was left to grow back and now boasts beautiful stands of birch and cottonwood trees.

Now the island has a campground and walking and hiking trails. The trails have a unique treat in the form of carvings in the bark of some of the cottonwood trees. The carvings were done by a local artist, Rick Goyette.

So lets take a stroll.



There are wizards and woodsmen and birds....

..and this rather unique bench...



I imagined I saw some other creatures in the playing in the light and shadow of the forest.

I loved this burl and thought this one would make a great face.

..more carvings..

I imaged a number of different faces in this next one, another of nature's creations.



A beautiful walk, especially on a sunny day.

A bumblebee enjoying the wild roses.


Someone told me this week that the average person gets 2.8 colds a year. If that's so I have gotten one of mine out of the way for this year. You know colds, if you leave them they last about a week and if you treat them they are gone in 7 days -- well that is where my week went!
So you know it didn't get any painting done, I hope to get back to it soon.
Instead her is something passed along to me by my pal Judy, an osprey nest webcam with 3 chicks.
Well that is all for this week, thanks for dropping by, happy Wednesday, with whimsy,