Enchantment comes in many forms, it can be found in the mundane and it can be found in the magical. There is a spot on Vancouver Island called Fairy Lake, just outside of Port Renfrew on the west coast that has such magic. In it is a tree unlike any other I have ever seen, one that has beckoned us time and time again to capture in photography.
We’ve found ourselves exploring the island from top to bottom this year, and through this process we have still made time to photograph things that are very meaningful to us. You may or may not believe in magic, and when it comes to things like this wonderful tree growing out of a dead trunk in the middle of a lake it’s really hard not to.
As the years pass, the water level rises and falls depending on the season and the local weather, yet somehow this tree remains. It’s a symbol to us, one that speaks to the magic of life itself. Just like the proverbial Phoenix who rose from the flames, this tiny tree stands firm as a testament to resilience. Born from the ashes of those who came before it, it never seems to change size or shape, it just is. The years pass us by, but for this tree it’s as if only a sliver of time has gone by.
We believe there is something to be learned here. Perhaps a little profound, perhaps a little uncertain, the future for us all remains to be seen, yet if you stand tall and proud and certain of your being time becomes an irrelevant entity, only marking milestones and events. It means nothing beyond that.
These are certainly deep thoughts, ones that are only fleeting to me as I hold no degree in philosophy. Yet every time we travel this particular road and pass Fairy Lake, we take pause and admire this little tree who refuses to bow down. Perhaps we can all find inspiration here.
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