Walking through the forest today I came upon a beautiful mushroom known as Amanita muscaria . With its stunning red with white spots this mushroom definitely looks vibrant. Nature is indeed exciting and often full of many surprises. In addition there are psychoactive properties associated with this mushroom when it is eaten. It is well know that squirrels will have a few bites of this forest mushroom. I guess we will just have to ask the squirrels about this psychoactive claim!
I love the above image of a deep dream Amanita. It illustrates that the forest floor is alive and occupied by mythical life forms that we can only imagine! When we are walking through a forest we do not see a lot of the creatures that live there. Sit down in a forest for a short while and you will often see the creatures of the forest reveal themselves to you. By being silent you will notice a lot of small movements of the forest creatures like birds, banana slugs and small rodents. If you are patient you will always be rewarded!
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It was a lovely day to catch the Spider Lake fall reflections. The water was very calm and a beautiful shade of blue. Nature is the mirror image of spiritual reality. You can really feel that here.
This park is very peaceful and quiet – a real zen zone. I always enjoy the fresh air and clarity of the water.
This area was previously a gravel pit and now it is a fantastic recreation area for fisherman, kayaks, paddle boards, and swimmers. It is a good example of industrial land converted back into nature!
A short drive north of Parksville in the center of Vancouver Island, makes this a great place to visit. Nearby are the Horne Lake Caves which are equally as fun and interesting to visit. Please check out more in my blog post below.
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Rathtrevor beach waves with zen chillout vibes on this Friday at Rathrevor Provincial Park , Vancouver Island. Ironic that on the opposite side of this great continent to the south, hurricane Irma is ravaging everything in her path.