Today the ladies are talking about Arbor Day and how we plan to celebrate it. I have to be totally honest with all y'all... I didn't know arbor day existed until Gentri sent me the schedule for Ladies of the Mountains. You see, it's not celebrated where I'm from, nor is it celebrated in Alberta. But, regardless, I'm pretty stoked that it's a thing. Now that I know what it's all about, I'm 100 per cent on board. I mean, trees are rad. They give us fresh air and shade, and they're just downright beautiful.
But, since I live in Jasper National Park, planting trees isn't really something that's feasible for me. If I owned a home, I could plant one on my property, but I definitely don't have permission to head out into the bush to plant one. So rather than landing myself a hefty fine, I've decided to reminisce and show you photos of one of the most beautiful forests I've ever seen.
Cathedral Grove is inside MacMillan Provincial Park just outside of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island. It's a forest of HUGE Douglas fir trees. I remember walking around in there as a kid feeling totally insignificant. It's a crazy experience, kind of like your first time in a big city walking on the sidewalk next to massive skyscrapers. But in the forest it's still and soothing, rather than chaotic and noisy.
Well folks, I hope my little adventure though Cathedral Grove has prepared you for a lovely Arbor Day. If you have the opportunity, be sure to plant a tree.
Gentri of Gentri Lee