50 shades of green 💚 This summer is such a change of pace for me. Spending way less time on rocks than usual, but had a chance to be mesmerized by wonderful BC forests anew. Trees are so awesome. Squirrels are funny. Birds are pretty. And that moss is just magical. Here’s some green stuff, to balance out the rocks 🙂
G E E - E K S E M . . Carved by Mungo Martin • David Martin • Henry Hunt . . The ancestral figures on the world’s tallest totem pole are associated with the Gee-eksem clan of the Kwa-Kiutl tribe of coast Indians from Fort Rupert, near Port Hardy, British Columbia. Bottom figure is Gee-eksem, legendary “First Man” of the tribe, said to have been created at Gold Beach on the north end of Vancouver Island. Gee-eksem one day saw a strange sight. A totem pole gradually rose out of the beach. On the pole were all the animals now carved on the pole, each making its own peculiar cry. The bottom figure was that of a man who said to him, “These be you crests to be displayed by you and your descendants.” The pole then disappeared. At no time during the long history of the tribe have all the figures been displayed on one pole until this one was carved by chief Mungo Martin and his associates. Next above Gee-eksem on the pole is Hohoq the cannibal bird. Next the killer whale, the Kle-akin the sea lion with the brown bear. Kwikw the eagle, the grey colored sea otter with a halibut in his mouth. Gwoy-im the whale with a man on his back, the mouth being the whale’s blow-hole with a man’s face at the tail, both added decorations. Then comes T-sow the beaver with two prominent front teeth. Lak-tote-pis, the servant-man of Gee-eksem, then Miquat the seal with the spotted back, Uli-gun the black wolf, and Hosagami Gee-eksem’s potlatch record-keeper. The two men at the top are “First Men” of other clans of the tribe, La-lox-undyu, who was born a Kolus, a mythical bird which was covered with down and never grew feathers, and Sinklah-ee who was first created as Klesela, the sun. The cedar pole was carved with native adze and knife, taking six months from the time it was felled at Muir Creek, until erection in 1959. #totem#carving#art#firstnations from #vancouverisland#discoverbc#discovercanada
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Summer Scrapbook 📓 How many of you actually use scrapbooks to this day to store pictures or just wonderful words from someone you love? I still have mine from when I was younger & each time I read or look at it, it brings back SO MANY memories & emotions. Now everything is digital and something about that doesn’t feel right. Which is why, I have decided to make a yearly scrapbook of some of my fav memories that I can look back at when I am a zillion years old & say “hey! I was there for that Raptors game we won 😛” or maybe when I say “that’s how I met your father” 😂😂 I ain’t got no time for bed time stories so a scrapbook should do. Lol * SUCH RANDOM thoughts today* but had to be shared 🤣 #thejeromydiaries
Road trips are fantastic, especially when you are with good company and great views! Have you been lucky enough to travel down the Icefields Parkway? It is certainly one of the most scenic roads in the world and it is hard to find something that isn't absolutely breathtaking! I am looking forward to more road trips with friends, I gotta get out and enjoy the sun! What's your favorite way to explore? Hope everyone has had a great day!