There is a reason Canada is called ‘The Great White North’. It is all of that. Today in Edmonton it is -8 and snowing. In Iqaluit, it is -13 and it will be snowing most of the week. In Ottawa it is -4 and snowing. But I live on Vancouver Island and today it is […]
I remember looking at Emily Carr’s paintings of moss hanging off trees and thinking that it was too exaggerated. Then I went for a walk through a Vancouver Island forest and realized that what she had been painting was far closer to the real thing than I could ever imagine.
Last weekend, my husband and I went for a walk through the fog to the far end of our street where we planned to follow the path through the woods. When we got there we discovered that most of the trees had been cut down, presumably for a new housing development. This makes me so sad. When my husband bought our house he chose this location because it was outside of town and bordered on a farm giving it some privacy and lots of quiet. It seems that suburbia in encroaching on our perfect little corner of the Cowichan Valley.