Joel’s Lake, The Highlands, Jan 2019

This pic, in response to Paul’s previous post re: Mystical was taken on a misty (or is that mysty?) day a few years back while spending some time with family at nephew Joel’s place out in the Highlands. As I recall, it was a typical Vancouver Island January day, damp, grey, cool. When there we always do a bit of a hike past this small lake and up into the woods—always an invigorating and calming adventure. I’m thinking that on this particular trek the camera I was carrying was my iPhone, and as we passed by the lake I took a quick snap. When viewing this image later at home, I was struck by its sense of calm (the warm toning was added to enhance this), possibly coming close to mystical. At any rate, a magical place.

Thanks to Paul for the nudge