Janet Gavin
Lake Forest, CA

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  photo by Janet
 
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 (above and left)
 Temperate Rain Forest
 Olympic National Park
 Washington State
 May 1996
 
 
(below)
Hemer Provincial Park
Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
September 1994
 


photo by Janet


The Old Hay Field
Hemer Farm

(Homesteaded in 1860, the farm
is now Hemer Provincial Park.)
This marshland used to be a field
where the Hemers grew hay for their
dairy cows.  Beaver dams have now
caused it to flood, providing a perfect
spot for birds--and bird watchers.


photo by Janet

The Old Milk House
Hemer Farm

(now Hemer Provincial Park).
The Hemers used to pasteurize milk here.

 
A PERSONAL NOTE:  Hemer Farm, which belonged to old family friends, is where my grandparents lived as a young couple.  During summer vacations when we were children, Mom sometimes took us to visit "Auntie" Kate, the matriarch, and her family.  By 1981, John and Violet (brother and sister) were the last of the Hemers, and neither had ever married, so they willed the land to the Province of British Columbia to insure that it would be preserved instead of cut up into condo lots.  The 93 hectare (230 acre) park is located a few miles from Nanaimo, BC, on Vancouver Island. -- JMG  
     
 



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Grove of Giant Sequoias
September 1998
 
                             
   
  (above and right)
  Sequoia National Park
  California
           
                             
 

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