The snow and cold temperature means I spend time on processing images from the past and not out there with my camera. This is a scene from last fall while walking through a local favourite, Bowen Park in Nanaimo. There used to be a beautiful tree arching out over the cascade as the river wound its way through the park to the ocean. Unfortunately the tree has been damaged by another larger tree falling down due to the collapsing bank. While we all enjoy the park, the downside is all the foot traffic is damaging the river bank and root structures.
The lovely moss covering the sandstone that surrounds the river channel transports you to a fairy tale land - some place where creatures of our imaginary world might be found.
A short walk along the river takes you away from the worries of the world. A photographer I respect and admire spoke of mindfulness in photography - about connecting with the surroundings and living in the moment. Beauty and peace are always there - you just have to open your mind to see it.