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PRIMORDIAL RAINFOREST, PERHAPS A BETTER TIME WOULD BE, "THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME"

Today (September 2, 2012) Andrea Grigolo (grigand) announced in a note accompanying his last post that it was his sixth anniversary at Trekearth. It suddenly struck me, September 2, 2012 is my sixth anniversary at Trekearth also.

This is a photo I took on August 2, exactly a month ago, while visiting Vancouver Canada. I was there to give a talk, "The Crucial Importance of Form and Function". I had hoped to see Craig MacIntosh and Tosca Lueks, but my timing was poor. They were visiting Eastern Europe. They brought back a treasure trove of extraordinary photos I urge everyone to view and savor. Moreover, Craig sent me a comprehensive list of sites to see in the Vancouver Area.

The scene is in Capilano Park, home to a primordial rain forest in the suburbs of Vancouver. Walking across the 137 m (450 ft) suspension bridge, 70 m (230 ft) above the Capilano River, one encounters overwhelming natural beauty. Douglas fir trees rise 100 m (300 ft) above lush vegetation on the undulating ground. The billowing mist of water in this image is from the water sprayed on some of the exotic plants to keep them saturated, and for me to take this unusual photo. The only thing missing was a shaft of sunlight through the trees.

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