This is the Weeping Cedar Woman of Tofino,
on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Her tears are falling over the threat to the forest.
Her hand is out-stretched to say "Do not cut down the trees!"
Her other hand points to the ground,
to remind us to care for Mother Earth.
Whale tours are a significant industry
in the village.
This lovely spot graces the grounds of Tofino's Botanical Gardens,
12 acres of gardens, forest and shoreline.
Beaches, a small grocery close to the beach.
Note the old bike, a common mode of transport
among the young people.
Tacofino, home of the best burritos, tacos and gringas.
So delicious people stand in line in the pouring rain
for their orders. There is always a crowd.
On sunny days, there are even longer line-ups,
and every table is filled.
This is Eik, a well-known tree, who was
about to be chopped down until some friends protested
and saved its life. Funds were raised to anchor the tree
with steel cables, so he stands beside the road,
proud survivor, greeting visitors to the village.
Happy Sunday, friends! Mary is enjoying some down-time, so I am filling in with some photos of my beloved village, Tofino, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. I looked for scenes that would give you some sense of just how funky this place is. It is such a cool place to live.
I hope you caught Rosemary's feature on Friday, Honouring Our Poetic Ancestors. If you missed it, you might wish to scroll back and catch it, as it is about warfare at the time of the Great War. On Monday, do come back and enjoy our Monday poet. This time it is the lovely Shaista Tayabali, one of our early members, who writes at Lupus In Flight. On Wednesday Susan's prompt will be the news, which certainly gives us lots of scope, and on Friday Rosemary will have another intriguing offering for you. It is going to be a wonderful week for poetry!
Share your poem, leave us a message, and do visit your fellow poets, in the spirit of community. Enjoy!
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