Travel within and without – British Columbia

It may sound ridiculous to say, but wherever and whenever I travel, I find symbols of my inner journey, the personal transit that extends beyond airline tickets, overstuffed luggage, and souvenir shops. And it’s often not until I arrive home to look at the images within my camera, that I see the patterns.

Am I imprinting meaning where none inherently exists? Does it matter?

Whether inherent or imposed, the imagining of a pattern changes me and the pattern becomes true.

The following are a selection of images from my travels last year through British Columbia, a break before I began on the next great journey of my life, and one I take alone.

Woods you believe – British Columbia

There is something amazing about the serenity of a lush forest. Even as you follow a trail through the woods with other tourists, I find everyone takes a slightly more hushed tone, as though in reverence to what is around them.

Here are some woodsy photos I took on my trip to British Columbia.

The variegation of the light and shadows, and the richness of the undergrowth take me to a place before time. (China Beach, BC)

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On the shoulders of giants grows the next generation. (Shannon Falls, BC)

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A carpet of green warms the forest floor. (Brandywine Falls, BC)

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Where did that elephant suddenly come from, leaping from the mountainside beneath the moss. (Brandywine Falls, BC)

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And some images express irreverence…I believe the tree on the far left is the men’s. (Chilliwack Lake, BC)

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