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A winter walk along my part of the Spirit Trail

In this bright, winter’s day, I went for a walk on a local trail called The Spirit Trail. The trail is a rather long one, but this part runs along the waterfront escarpment separating the residential city from the industrial docks. This part of…

November 22, 2015
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A full home library of books, and more books

I love books! I know what you’re thinking, who doesn’t, right? Robert and I have this running joke about who has the more books in which home library, but, even though I do 😉 we both love books and keep adding to our collections.…

November 19, 2015
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A candelit power outage evening. Thanks windstorm

Yesterday the windstorm howled up some major gusts which took out power to many Lower Mainland homes. I drove home about 5pm and hit my block in complete darkness. There went supper plans. So I drove right past my house to the neighbourhood organic…

November 18, 2015

A Pacific storm and a long day

We all knew it was coming. A Pacific storm slammed into the West Coast today bringing winds and rain which cancelled ferry sailings, upturned umbrellas and transformed roads into rivers. And to think that when I cleaned the leaves off my patio table I…

November 12, 2015
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Making the most of our one sunny day in the week

Oh boy, when the sun shines here in November, there’s no messing around. You better get out in it because it may be the last sun you’ll see for weeks. And buckets of rain is exactly what is being threatened for the rest of…

November 9, 2015
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Banana bread on a manky day

Today was one of those days where I kept thinking it was much later than it was. It’s been one of those 100% rain days. The daylight…if you can call it that…felt like around 5pm all day. Waterfalls were overflowing gutters, rivers were running…

November 7, 2015
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The king sparrow

Today seems like such a liminal day. Halloween is over and suddenly the red cups have arrived at Sbux…you know what I mean? Nov 1st seems to the the start of the Christmas season, but to me it feels like it’s being pushed ahead…

November 1, 2015
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Helping to save the world one blue tree at a time

Blue trees! A round the world installation to raise awareness about deforestation. It’s a treat to live in this forest rich country of mine, and sometimes I don’t see the forest for the trees…you know what I mean? It’s a treat to be able…

October 30, 2015
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Happy Friday

Hello from Friday evening round here in Vancouver, where the sun continues to shine. I’m almost afraid to say it because I might jinx it, but we’re having a wonderfully beautiful autumn. I was looking at Morgan luxuriating in the sunshine and thinking how…

October 23, 2015