They call British Columbia 'God's Country'.. and whilst I can't promise to have captured that exactly, I think it looks especially gorgeous at this time of the year... even in my photos.
You can see the village at the base of the mountain.. and the peak of the Golden Hinde..[about 7,200ft] the highest mountain on the Island off in the distance. Last winter '09/'10 they had a snow base of about 10 metres.. that's 30ft.. !! They had to dig the chair lift out TWICE.
They close just after Easter every year for the marmot breeding season, and then re-open in June/July for the mountain biking and hiking season. This year there was still so much snow left that when they re-opened for the summer they still had 3 ski runs available. First time EVER. This photo was taken at the end of Sept.. and you can still see snow on the ground half way up the mountain.
Just around the corner from us the leaves are starting to turn..
But what deciduous trees we do have, turn the
most gorgeous colours.
There are vibrant hits of colour all over the estate where we live at the moment They don't last long but while there here it's magical.
|More lovely colour.|
|And NO.. it wasn't taken in black & white|