Early morning is my favourite time of day. Everything seems fresh and optimistic. Also you never know when that sunny dawn will turn into a day of drizzle on the Wet Coast.
Sunrise on the beach
I was walking in the woods afer a night of rain and the sunlight reached through the forest canopy like the hand of God, painting the lichens and mosses with a delicate golden glow. I tried making a painting from this image but it was just too much…..some things just can’t be improved upon.
Beams of light
I almost felt as if I was intruding on this fellow’s contemplation. The photo was taken at Davis Bay this Summer. (It was raining so hard the last few days that I had to go back to the warmth of July for inspiration)
The mist rising off of the icefield below hid all signs of the glacier and wreathed the peaks in mystery.
Above the Saskatchewan Glacier
One thing we on the Coast have in abundance is arbutus trees. These red and sinuous plants are inspiring as they twist above rocky outcrops.
AS beautiful evening just across the line.
San Juan Sunset
A misty and Rainy day at Brandywine Meadows.
Black Bears seem to figure prominently in the lives of us Coaster, especially this year where they have become daring in the desire to get a last meal in before hibernation.
This guy however is from Pennsylvania. (thanks Evelyn)
Life is so abundant in the Coastal Rainforest that even a stump supports abundant ferns, bushes and other trees.
Stump of a Giant
Old Growth Douglas Fir trees are some of the largest trees in the world. Their furrowed and wrinkled bark has inspired many of my watercolor paintings.
There are very few places where these giants have escaped commercial logging. The Elaho valley is a spectacular example.