But really, it was incredible. We couldn't help being shutter-happy, there were so many wonderful things. We had walked into fairyland. This area of British Columbia is a temperate rainforest, which means a lot of mildew, but even more beauty.
Here we are waiting for Elrond to show us the way to Rivendell.
And there's a baby elf in the path!
And here we see that even dead remains of trees are lovely in the rainforest.
One of my favorite books growing up was about some kids who were orphans and didn't have a place to live, so they made a home in a stump. Then I moved to Northern California and had a few homeless friends who lived in Redwood stumps, all tricked out.
Maybe my next house will be in a stump, a really big one with bunkbeds and a little pot-bellied stove in the corner.