Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Winter in B.C.

The following images were captured at beautiful Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island, British Columbia during my house exchange there in February this year. Some of the Douglas Fir trees in this Grove are over 800 years old.
 
Since our "brothers and sisters" in the Northern Hemisphere are coming into Winter, it seems appropriate to include these in today's post, because scenes like this seem somehow synonymous with Christmas in those regions.
 
Meanwhile, those of us in the Southern Hemisphere - just beginning our Summer - are likely to experience many many days of temperatures in the 30s and 40s Centigrade over the next 3 months!
  

 




 
Well, wherever you are (or will be) for Christmas, may it be a happy, safe and meaningful celebration for you and your loved ones.
 
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15 comments:

Christian Weiß said...

A wonderful area and capture.

Villrose said...

Nice!
Kind of you, not to show summer photos...

Barb said...

Yes, this is about what my world looks like right now. Lovely light in those old growth forests.

diane b said...

Well looking at those beautiful pictures has cooled me down a little. A House swap...that sounds interesting.

Jill Harrison said...

I always enjoy snowy images this time of year, but I didn't expect to see any posted by someone in Australia!
I read your little bio - I like your perspective on life.
Have a great week. I am joining you over at Our World Tuesday.

Fun60 said...

Your pictures are perfect for December.

ladyfi said...

What pretty snow shots.

Stewart M said...

It will be a while before we see sciences like that here!

Very nice.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Rajlakshmi said...

loved the contrasting color of green and white. Beautiful

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Felicia said...

beautiful, love the old growth trees and the snow is pretty too.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's amazing to stand next to an old tree and realize just how long a century really is. 800 years is even more amazing!

ladyfi said...

How pretty with the snow!

NatureFootstep said...

house exchange seem to be a very godo idéa. You had some nice amount of snow, not too much it seems. Love those trees. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How beautiful your woodsy pictures are -- and familiar as we lived in the Pacific Northwest (in Oregon) for many years.

Fascinated that you did a house swap and am going back to scroll around and see if I can find more of your posts on this. Quite a change from where you live (as you say)~

Valerie said...

Hi Sallie - yes, the 3 house swaps I did earlier this year were all fantastic experiences; I can thoroughly recommend it. I have now re-jigged the layout of my blog page so it should (hopefully) be easier for you to check back through my archived posts. You will find images of BC from Feb onwards. Thank you for your interest & happy browsing! Best wishes, Valerie

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