happy belated to my sweet sister friend xoxo
Vashon Island is the current home of my best friend and sister, Melissa. After breathing in big city air for so many months, I was nearly intoxicated when I took in the fresh forest smells of evergreen and ferns, witch hazel and moss that encompass her home. She lives in a little forest cottage on the outskirts of the island where she has an amazing view of these green island wonders, plus a mossy shed, and lichen draped over everything.
I miss this girl every day, and guess what -- she's expecting!
I'm not even sure where to begin talking about how good it was to see these people again. I stepped right back into the British Columbia fairy tale --everything you see is covered in moss or vibrant greens, always with a backdrop of misty mountains. We drove to an old favorite -- Cowichan Bay -- hoping to stop by True Grain Bakery, sadly closed that day, but it's setting was still more than enough of a destination. It's such an unreal place with little shops right on the bay, a mountain scape peeking below mist and clouds, the cutest floating homes, evergreens and moss and ferns. I can't believe how much I missed Vancouver Island.