Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sitka Spruce along the San Juan River, just East of Port Renfrew, on the Cowichan Lake to Port Renfrew Rd.

People are dwarfed under the tree

Looking up into the canopy

Huge trunk is surrounded by smaller trees

Base of the tree

More information on Port Renfrew area with information on the size of the tree.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mt Tzouhalem Rock Formation

Compressed Rocks made into one.

Glacial rock formations

Over the cliff edge to the valley floor

Straight down 1500 feet

A little history

"Butterfly On The Rocks" Hiking Mt Tzouhalem

Lorquin's Admiral (Limenitis Lorquini) hanging out in the cool near a small muddy water runoff area on the Cliffside trail of Mt Tzouhalem.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hiking Mt Tzouhalem 2

Hiking along the Mt Tzouhalem cliffside trail

Looking up into the top of an Arbutus Tree near the top of Mt Tzouhalem

Arbutus grove of trees

Sunlight shining through the peeling bark on the arbutus tree. A favorite of lovers as the tree is easy to carve into and the carving stays with the tree. Though a discouraged practise.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mt Tzouhalem View of Cowichan Valley

Hiking up Mt Tzouhalem in Cowichan Valley BC View North towards Ladysmith BC, across our place and Quamichan Lake

View West towards Cowichan Lake, across the south end of Quamichan Lake, Somenose Marsh and Duncan BC.

View south across the Cowichan River where it enters into Cowichan Bay BC. Not the mud flats which is a huge area for local birds.

View south across Cowichan Bay BC towards Mill Bay BC and the South Cowichan Valley and go to Mt Tzouhalem for additional information

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Harry the hungry, hairy heron.

Met a little girl, out fishing with her parents, who says, with a cute high pitched 100mph voice, "this is "Harry the hungry, hairy heron" who is waiting for his breakfast." My caption for the week. Love kids.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

3rd of Aug 2010 Smoke on the horizon Saltspring Island in Background

Sunrise on 4th of Aug 2010 showing through the smoke

Effects of the smoke on the light from the Sunrise

5th of Aug 2010 Cannot see Saltspring through the smokey haze