It was a perfect day spent in August with artist friends out plein air drawing & painting in the awe-inspiring old growth forest at Kokanee Creek. Deep cool shade, majestic trees, good friends and fun with a little ‘scribble drawing’ — a perfect day.

These are Western Red Cedars, the oldest around 800 years old. Spending time at the feet of these colossals, soaking up their wisdom, taking in the healing emanations coming from them — restorative to body, mind and spirit.

And, we shared the path for a little way with a young Pine Marten! The prettiest little fellow you could ever hope to see. (The photo here is from Adam Skalzub Photography; I wasn’t fast enough to get one)