Ornamental cherries line the street behind Mom's apartment in Victoria. Beautiful even on a rainy day.
I first visited Victoria in the 1970′s and wanted to live here then, but it wasn’t until 1990 that I returned. Initially for a month’s holiday to visit my family. I stayed seven years. After 15 years away, I’m back again. What is the pull?
The trees, the air, the slow pace of life, the sheer healthiness of the place – people have a longer lifespan here than anywhere else in Canada.
When I lived here in the 1990′s I was a masters swimmer, a triathlete, a freelance writer, a poet, a theatre producer and actress, a drama teacher, and finally an artisan hat maker. All were rewarding experiences that enriched my life, and I hope also enriched the lives of others.
I created Carmannah and the Carmannah Faeries when I lived here. Here I am - dressed as Carmannah - telling stories in Mayfair Mall.
I also wrote this poem:
lace trees trim the sky
all shades of green
where tree spirits live
speak to me I listen…
..hear their music
know I am home
- Thuja plicata, Canada, Vancouver Island,
- East coast,
- north of Victoria – Tree
- (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
where frost comes
spreads its glitter
green to white
makes a brilliant sheen
in the early morning light
copyright Alison Boston 1995
When you visit Vancouver Island, do take the ferry. The scenic route through the Gulf Islands is something to be seen.
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