Heaven on Earth

The weather held up a beckoning finger today, pulling me out into the sun. I shut down the computer and surrendered. There are times to write, and there are times to walk in the woods.

It was a beautiful day at Neck Point and I took lots of photos. I started by looking at the big picture…

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…and then I saw a lone pine clinging to the side of a cliff standing bravely against the buffetting wind coming across the Strait of Georgia

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…and I started to look at shapes — the wind-whipped branches of trees against the blue sky…

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…the colours and textures of driftwood…

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…the pale trunks of trees in a copse shining like silver in the sunlight…


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…reflections in a puddle…

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…tree bark like alligator hide…

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…or spotted with the memory of insects…

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…acid green lichen adding beauty to grey rocks…

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…sun shadow zigzags on the stairs….

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…stones someone has balanced along a forest path…

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…and, above the rooftops, on the way home, a glimpse of heaven.

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