Fred and I spent a week camping on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island and met many trees there.

Sages, you are.
You welcome each moment as it is

for hundreds of years

alive in death

where you are

in what you are.

∗ ∗ ∗

Love Mischief for the World

Lone Tree in Fairy Lake

On our way from Lake Cowichan to Port Renfrew, we passed the protestors at Fairy Creek. “In August 2020, a blockade was set up near the Fairy Creek Watershed after it was discovered that Teal-Jones, a privately owned timber harvesting and primary lumber product manufacturing company, was building roads in the area. Since then, the Fairy Creek movement has been on track to become the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history based on the number of arrests — over 800,” writes The Concordian in an article about a Fairy Creek protest that took place in Montreal. According to the Ancient Forest Alliance website, only 2.7 percent of B.C.’s old-growth is still standing, and 75 percent of that is slated to be logged in the coming years.

What love mischief are you and God doing for the world?
Let me know and I will include it in an upcoming post.

Credits and References:
I took the first five photos in this post. The first and third were from our campsite at China Beach Campground, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. The second photo is of the Harris Creek Sitka Spruce Tree on the Pacific Marine Road between Lake Cowichan and Port Renfrew. The fourth photo was taken on China Beach. The arbutus tree is in East Sooke Regional Park. 
“Lone Tree in Fairy Lake” by Public Domain Pictures. Creative Commons.
© Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim, 2021.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without permission from Esther Hizsa is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used provided there is a link to the original content and credit is given as follows: © Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim 2013-2021.

About Esther Hizsa

Esther is a spiritual director and writer. She lives in Burnaby with her husband, Fred, and they have two grown children and two grandchildren.
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