Friday, September 3, 2010

The town of Totems

In the Cowichan Valley there is a town called Duncan...the town of totems. Duncan is the central town in the Valley. Throughout the town there are beautifully hand carved totems
by the First Nations people. They are something to see.
These last three photos were taken on our vacation to the island two years ago.

To me the totems signify strength and courage. They stand tall and don't bow
down to anything. But unlike the totem sometimes the strongest of us can break down.
The caretaker of the family can not always be the rock his family expects him to be.
I am looking to the totems for strength and assurance to help my family
whether this fierce storm...


  1. They are beautiful Pamela! I have always been fascinated by totem poles and all their meanings. I hope you can find some strength and assurance that will help you ride the wave of ANY storm. Blessings- Diana

  2. Wow...this brings back aunt and uncle use to live in that area and I spent a summer with them working at a bank in was a great great summer..lots of good memories. xoxoxo Have a great weekend before back to school on Tuesday.

  3. Hello Pamela - I'm sorry that your family is experiencing stormy weather but I do think that facing things is better than brushing problems aside. I'm hoping that the beauty of your surroundings and the support of loved ones will give you all the strength your family needs.

  4. I'm so fond of you and your little family. I am praying that whatever storm clouds are currently overhead soon pass by and a leave you all peaceful once again!

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley

  5. beautiful pictures ...beautiful family...thinking of you and your time of storm watching....may you have strength and assurance.

  6. Dear Pamela, I'm thinking of you and wishing you peace. Love, Penny

  7. Hello Pamela,

    I am sorry your family is experiencing stormy weather. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Warm regards,

  8. Pam when it comes to your family, you are the most forbidding warrior I know when it comes to protecting your family from whatever fierce storm that is heading your way....and I know in my heart of hearts that you will prevail victoriously!