Saturday, March 15, 2008
I'm posting some older pictures...taking care of the dog doesn't allow me much time with my camera these days. I don't like to leave him on his own for too long.
These pictures were taken near the ski resort on the island last summer. My mom and I ventured up there to explore and we were both completely taken with this beautiful place. Neither of us had ever been there before, but we heard it was a must-see hiking spot. Being surrounded in alpine forest (which looks quite different from the rain forest terrain near the ocean) made us feel like we were trekking through the majestic Rockies. We were high enough that we could see the ocean far below. A boardwalk takes you on a journey through lush meadows blanketed with these curious stems that are topped with soft cotton balls. I've never seen anything like it. Apparently in late spring, these meadows are abundant with colourful wildflowers. We will definitely be going back as soon as the snow melts!
I wanted to post a picture of my beautiful mother. She came to town yesterday for a short visit, so she is in my thoughts today. We have such a wonderfully rich and spiritual connection...I would be truly lost without her love and guidance in my life. She is my friend, my mentor, my world. Love you Mom xoxo