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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Hi everyone...sharing something a little different today. Hope you're all having a great weekend. -TP.ReplyDelete
I look forward to reading it!Delete
Thanks, Sherry, for hosting the Pantry this time, and for the intriguing pictures from Tofino. I'd love to come and visit! (If only.)ReplyDelete
I'm sharing one I wrote as part of April Poetry Month, from a prompt at 'toads', which only a couple of people here have already seen.
Wouldn't that be Fun? There would be Cackling!Delete
Thank you for another pantryReplyDelete
So happy to see you, Jae Rose. Happy Sunday!Delete
Loved! Loved! Loved ... these wonderful shots of Tofino. Lucky you, Sherry. Trust you are enjoyed some - much deserved - down-time, Mary. Thanks for opening the Pantry doors, Sherry. I'm looking forward to making the 'rounds' on Sunday.ReplyDelete
Lovely to see you, Wendy. Tofino has likely grown since you saw it, but it holds true to its history, thankfully.Delete
Wonderful images... happy end of april everyone... I will come back later and comment.ReplyDelete
I hope you are mending well, Bjorn.Delete
Hello everyone, am hoping, this day or night, depending on which side of the international dateline, is filled with love and happiness. Thank you, Sherry, for sharing more photos, from my birth province. Am wishing, I could travel, from central Canada, to the west coast, and partake, in the beauty, of that part of Canada, once more.ReplyDelete
Am sharing a poem that I wrote, earlier this month. Almost think, my author's notes are the most part of explaining, the journey that I walk. Of the hurdles that one, with chronic depression, must face, on a daily basis.
Always lovely to see you, Therisa.Delete
Hi all. Fantastic photos, I like the descriptions accompanying them. Bit busy right now so I shall look forward to reading the pantry a little later.ReplyDelete
We're happy you can join us, Julian.Delete
Had a nice tour through beautiful photos.
Posted few lines I composed towards 'Singer or Song' Musing of Rosemary. Please see.
Many thanks, Biswajit, for putting so much thought into your response, and sharing it here. It really does complete our discussion on that Musing.Delete
How wonderful, Biswajit. A lovely sharing!Delete
Thank you very much Rosemary and SherryDelete
Thanks for sharing the great pics.ReplyDelete
I dedicate my poem to the weeping woman. She's very inspiring.
Hope we all plant more trees.
How wonderful!!!!! I hope everyone plants trees! As many as possible, everywhere!Delete
Good morning poets. Sharing one more poem from my poetry month challenge at Magic of Words.ReplyDelete
Lovely pictures, Sherry. It looks like your happy place. Smiles.
It is, Loredana. I am finally Home again!Delete
Beautiful pictures, Sherry.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kerry. So lovely to see you.Delete
I love the pictures so much, Sherry, especially the first one and the shot at the botanical garden.ReplyDelete
Happy Sunday, everyone!
You would love it here, Magaly. It is life on the edge, life outside the box, and I love it!Delete
Good Morning All! Sherry thanks for sharing the lovely photos. You are truly living your dream :)ReplyDelete
I am extra grateful at the gift of living my dream, not once, but twice in one lifetime. I am so lucky.Delete
Gorgeous pictures, Sherry ❤️ sharing my poem Untitled (the penultimate chapter of life) Happy Sunday, everyone ❤️ReplyDelete
I can't wait to read it, kiddo!Delete
Good morning, Friends! Here it is 7 a.m., but you have all beatenReplyDelete
me to the party. I am looking forward to some great reading this morning. Thank you for joining Us!
Wow! I see why you you had to get there. Yes, A good morning.ReplyDelete
It is the best, ZQ! A village of creative artists, environmentalists and dreamers. Plus funky. So cool.Delete
Like the video on my blog says Its hot hot hot here. A Good Sunday to all in the pantry todayReplyDelete
It is still cool here, with April showers. We are hoping it warms up soon. Nice to see you, Gillena.Delete
I'm not linking up today but just had to comment on the photos (so great for the way they give us such a sense of place!). I especially love the Weeping Cedar Woman and her hand signals....so very meaningful. Thanks, Sherry :-)ReplyDelete
Lovely you left a message for us, C.C. Have a great day!Delete
Just as you described! Thanks so much for the pics.ReplyDelete
Yes, lots of hippies, and alternative lifestyle people. Heaven!!!!Delete
Hope everyone is having a great dayReplyDelete
We hope you are too, Martin!Delete