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Meditation XVII

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent,

a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of

thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.

And therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

~ John Donne

Photos of Howe Sound, British Columbia

Bison Time

It’s that bison time of year. Wood bison, that is. 🙂

They are closely related to the plains bison that were nearly exterminated in the 1800s, but the woodland bison took quite a hit as well. The woodland bison have made a strong comeback and in parts of southern Alberta the plains bison are doing much better.

They are good parents and it was, in part, their stubborn determination to look after their little ones that hunters took advantage of. They stood their ground in the face of danger and were picked off.

Right now there are many, many little ones and they wander around at will, crossing roads whenever they feel like it and heading off to tastier greens.

I am glad to see them roaming like this as nature intended. 🙂

On the Shores of Great Slave Lake

This wonderful bastion of indigenous culture is on one the shores of Great Slave Lake, not far from where I work.

On the Beach

I recently spent a day there.

Great Slave Lake

The weather was fabulous.

Canoeing

Up here in the Northwest Territories we are enjoying some nice weather, finally. It’s been a wet, chilly spring, even for us.

Enjoy the late spring and all it has to offer. 🙂

A Little More Rain Forest

Here are two more views of the precious rain forest that can be found on Vancouver Island.

The rain forest, although damp and sodden, has a peacefulness that is easily communicated to humans. Our busy lives tire us out so much, and just taking a quick break in a forest is a wonderful, rejuvenating, special thing.

Another view of one of those ancient Douglas firs. Aren’t they wonderful? I hope they live for many, many more decades.