Winter Birch

Collage, Size: 19"x19"

I was born and lived in Edmonton until I was ten years of age and have wonderful memories of the birch trees with their peeling white bark and which inhabit the contour of the Saskatchewan River. We do not see as many birch here on the west coast, but when I do see them I always stop to admire them. There is a lovely stand of them going up Vancouver Island – I think they are near Ladysmith. It’s one of those things where you have ridden that path so often you don’t necessarily remember the tiny details but the overall impact of the spectacular moment is a very vivid picture.