This photo set is from our 2011 visit to Cathedral Grove, British Columbia. Cathedral grove, or MacMillan Provincial Park contains a 157 hectare stand of very old, very large Douglas-fir trees, including one that was over 300 years old when Christopher Columbus came to North America. It’s a very special place.
The thing that amazed me most about my recent hyacinth project was that, sped up to my human hastiness, my plant seemed very much alive – and on a level that I don’t often think of. Imagine then, standing among these quiet giants that have stood and been silent witness to so much change.
I wish I could communicate how we felt to the people in our government who control how Canada stewards our vast natural inheritance. I can’t imagine standing in a forest like this one and walking away with your heart unchanged.