Giving Thanks for the Trees - Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island, BC
This time of year, when everywhere I look there are Christmas trees beautifully decorated, I am reminded of the beautiful Douglas Firs in British Columbia.
I often think that of all of the gifts we have given here on this earth, none other than water is greater than a tree.
Trees produce our oxygen, our warmth, our shelter, our food, our furnishings, our medicines and are a great solace to our souls.
In September of this year we visited Vancouver Island and on our way to Tofino, stopped to walk the great Cathedral Grove. No visitor to Vancouver Island should miss taking a walk down this beautiful trail.
When standing in the shadow of a giant tree older than my Great-Grandparents, were they still alive today, my breath is taken away and I feel a great surge of love and awe.
Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island, Bc is located in Macmillan Park and is one of the world's most easily accessed old growth temperate rainforests.
As we go about our holiday activities, I hope we all pause to think about one of the most beautiful and enduring parts of the season, the Christmas tree and all it stands for.
We are greatly blessed here on earth with such an abundance of beauty all around us in the form of trees, from the tiniest to the most majestic.