You must be disappointed if you expected some exotic Canadian cocktail. This is not that. It is two maple leaves on a weathered sand stone on Hornby Island near Ford Cove. With autumn fast approaching it is a timely post.
Did you see the stunning colors the day after our first snowfall? The trees are in their full fall glory and the snow on the ground gives them a great contrast. The colors seem much more vivid than with the usual browns.
Hard to get away from places like Hornby Island where you can spot cool looking rocks like this dinosaurs rock. Like a legless dino fossilized and made a permanent home on the beach. Lapped at by the gentle waves and whipped by the gale force winds and forceful waves crashing on it.
Sun or shine this guy stands trough the changing times.
We are back to near Ford Cove on Honby Island again with some more fascinating rock formations. There is some layering between the solid sand stone. There is a big clump of seaweed on the left side of the photo and many loose boulders on the edge near the vegetation. The blue ocean and sky give it a "wish you were here" kind of look.
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The sand stoned on Denman and Hornby Islands are amazing. Being soft as they are the elements shape them easily and the erosion gives them many patterns and faces. These are near Ford Cove on Honby Island. The cliff around them are covered with ivy and give the sand stone a nice lively contrast.
Arbutus trees are not only photogenic but also fascinating. Their bark has a thin paper like peel that sheds in patches. The shedding exposes different colors from reds to greens. To my knowledge the arbutus only grow on certain parts of the West-Coast. I have seen many on and around Vancouver Island.
These are near Ford Cove on Hornby Island.
The lovely lady in the picture is my dear friend, Madeleine Wood, who knows arbutus trees inside and out.
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It can't get any more Canadian than this scene here captured in Fanny Bay on Vancouver Island. The owners of this beach house did a marvelous job decorating and keeping the natural look. Red chairs have been popping up everywhere in Canada on our 150th. anniversary but these chairs and their setting take the cake for me.
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Tree Island is a small island north of Denman Island, British Columbia. It can be reached from Denman Island on foot at low tide and by boat from Mainland BC., Vancouver Island, and surrounding islands. It is graced with large trees, a sandy beach on the west side and large rocks on the east.
This picture was taken from Union Bay with the low tide exposing the colourful rocks and the Coastal Mountains in the background.
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