It’s a while since I have written. I have been preparing to travel to Canada to spend an extended time among the forests of the Rockies.
This is a tree I communed with before leaving Australia. A beautiful Grandmother Snowgum.
It is early Spring in the Rockies and the trees and smaller plants are just waking up from their long winter slumber.
The weather turned wintry again for a while but the plants of course are well able to cope with that.
I hardly know the names of any of the trees here, but I’m sure they aren’t concerned about how humans name or classify them.
A couple of days ago I met an ancient Whitebark Pine above Bow Lake in Alberta. A very ancient spirit with a young offspring beside her.
I read in a local paper that Whitebark Pine seeds are an important food source for Grizzly Bears, and they will raid Squirrel middens for them.
The Whitebark Pine inhabits steep slopes at high elevation and is classed as endangered in Alberta. The trees scan live for 1100 years or more. May they all do so.
Till next time….