If you spend any time in the Great Bear Rainforest, you’ll get to see a lot of rainbows. In close to three months, I think I’ve observed more of them here than in all of my life prior to visiting.
They’re highly ubiquitous.
Here’s one of my favourites. You can’t see it, but the full arc occupied half the sky.
I have a photo essay running in the Fall 2014 issue of Maisonneuve. Here’s a <a href=”http://maisonneuve.org/article/2014/09/11/kurdistan/” data-link-type=”external” data-link-value=”http://maisonneuve.org/article/2014/09/11/kurdistan/” target=”_blank”>link</a> to their webpage, plugging the spread.
I was out on the ocean the other day, fishing with friends. The sky was overcast and the water was calm.
Looking down I noticed some amazing patterns created by the light refracting in the water. Those circular, bulls-eye-looking patterns, sometimes called ‘ovoids’, appear identical to certain motifs prevalent in Coastal First Nations art. In fact, I’m almost certain they’re the original inspiration.
I’m staying at a cabin in the ‘Great Bear Rainforest’ region of British Columbia. I’ve come to work on a writing project that requires a bit more quiet and focus than I can garner back in the city.
This is one view from the cabin, taken on a typical fog-filled morning. I’m located on a cove within a protected harbour along the Inside Passage route to and from Alaska.