July 4, 2017 - Off Dollarton Highway lies a large area that is bordered by Burrard Inlet on one side and a salt marsh on another. It is a large swath of land that has been conserved for birds and other creatures on the edge of a busy city. And it is a lovely and [...]
July 1, 2017 - Happy 150th Birthday Canada, I am so grateful to call you home. Today, for Canada Day, for Canada's 150th birthday, we decided to celebrate by trying something new. Paddleboarding….because it is hot and I'd rather fall into the cold ocean on a hot day than a cold one. And I was [...]
June 5, 2017 - Today is World Environment Day. Occurring on the 5th of June every year, it is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine [...]
May 28, 2017 - It's funny, just a week ago I was complaining about how cold it was....now I'm borderline too hot. I chose to live in a temperate climate, but it seems to be getting hotter every summer, and for longer. (I'm such a Goldilocks when it comes to the weather.) Granted, this winter and [...]
May 22, 2017 - This weekend was awesome. It started Saturday with a run to the insurance agent to “finally” insure the motorcycles, and that was followed by a not-too-short and not-too-long ride to remind myself that this machine is a very, very different animal from the little scooter that runs me around town. It was nice [...]
One of our new garden residents, a shy band tailed pigeon. Native to the West Coast, but shy and not frequently seen, our new bird feeder has coaxed them down from their hidden perches high in the cedar trees. A few weeks ago we looked out and could see the crappy little feeder that we [...]
October 3, 2016 - I love the way the boggy areas turn such warm vibrant hues when fall arrives. The greens fade and leave shades of gold behind. The tannin filled water reflect it all back and make the scene twice as spectacular. Today was a travel day. Up early for the ferry to the [...]
April 22, 2015 - I was out in the field all day today but when I got home I was lucky enough to find a tiny patch of sunshine left in the yard. Given the day, this seemed appropriate. Happy Earth Day.