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The Avatar Apparition

All photos taken on May 17, 2022.

Sometimes, an idea sounds better in your mind than when you actually put it in motion. Just such an idea was driving to Avatar Grove, a mere 12 km away from our cottage.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

6 thoughts on “The Avatar Apparition

    1. Benji was the only smart one. He was likely saying to himself, Yeah, this looks like a gooooooood idea. Maybe we will see these giants another day. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan

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  1. I was going to start this comment with the “four idiots” quote but Lyssy beat me to it. Ah, nuts. Well, a huge hooray that the stand achieved protected status. The trees are suitably stunning, easily as remarkable as the ones I saw in the Angkor Temples of Cambodia. Oh, and I don’t think you guys are idiots at all, but rather I relate to your adventurous spirit.

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    1. Yup. Four idiots, old enough to know better, young enough to try it again. So sorry we could not see this place of majesty. I recall looking at the giant kauri trees in New Zealand as a group of Japanese tourists arrived and sat before the trees in silent prayer. The moment was magical and all trees, not just the giants deserve our appreciation. Thanks so much for your generous comments Leighton. Allan

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