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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fields of gold...

I've taken you here before...
...just past this tree, down a little trail...
I come here mostly in the summer on bright, warm mornings but today
it's the spring weather that beckons my pal Regina and I with the dogs
down to the Sherringham Point lighthouse...the other post is here
 ...the only lighthouse actually ON Vancouver Island.
All others are on rocky islets off of the main island. 
This morning we are blessed to have spotted a few fields of gold in the distance...
Long ago I imagine the Lighthouse Keepers wife planting these around her house...
...to brighten up her world after a winter of fierce wind and rain
crashing up on these rocky shores...
Sadly the original house is gone now and the dreaded Scotch broom is threatening
to take over the fields.
Years ago Tom and I picnicked in the open here with views of the Juan de Fuca straights
but since a road was put here, the broom has taken hold.
Last year marked the 100th anniversary of this historic place and I only
hope that we can do some broom bashing and try to bring the meadows back
so next spring the daffodils will have room to spread.




3 comments:

Nancy Kay said...

Oh what beautiful scenes. The photos of the light house and the daffodils are so pretty. Great country.

I also liked the post with the close-up photos of the bees. Wonderful photography!

Jaime said...

I didn't know we had a lighthouse right on the island. Whereabouts is it? I would love to see it!

Cobalt Violet said...

Absolutely gorgeous spot ... and beautiful photos Kerry!