Wednesday, June 21, 2017




  Enjoy our summer solstice day of wonderful sunshine and  daylight!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Victoria Day in Walbran Valley 2017

We arrived very early on Vancouver Island and spent most of the day at Walbran Valley.  Later, we visited our friends back in Victoria and we had a pleasant walk through Beacon Hill Park.  The cherry-blossom trees look lovely there and the petals in some areas were like pink carpets blowing in the wind.  Vancouver Island was sunny and mild on this beautiful Victoria Day holiday.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cape Scott Provincial Park 2017

We just came back from a long stay with our relatives in Port Hardy.  While up there we camped for a week in the wonderful Cape Scott Provincial Park and the nights were quite cold.  Because of our cold weather no wildflowers yet and everything's delayed by around four weeks.  The new growth of leaves in the forest look so pretty and I love those soft pastel shades of greens that everyone enjoys painting.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

It Seemed LIke Spring at the Rivers 2017

We went today to see the Nicomekl and Serpentine Rivers and the weather looked sunny but it was still cold...it seemed like spring at the rivers.  Springs just around the corner and lots of rain and we still had snow weeks ago but the plants and leaves are beginning to show their true beauty.  We saw quite a few of the tidal ducks and some signs of nest building.  When the red-winged and yellowy-headed blackbirds and tree swallows finally arrive these wetlands look so much more inviting and colorful.

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Day of Ice on Trout Lake 2017

Snows drift down in silence,
As our motions soar,
We'll cross this lake,
But with our feet of blades,
And they'll kiss this beautiful stage of ice,
We thus skate along in perfect grace,
Leaving elegant paths of melted splendour,
Only to hush and float us forward and onward,
The distant views of mountains,
Decorated with tops like icing sugar cakes,
So clear as this arctic chill threatens none today,
The ice sheet chamber echoes,
With the watery mass below,
For eventually this wonderland will change back to the lake we know.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Our 2017 Discovery Pass

We were pleased today to receive our 2017 discovery pass marking Canada's 150th. Birthday.  Anyone who enjoys Canadian national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas will really like this free pass.  You can order one of these passes online at their site.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

That Beautiful Deep freeze 2017

The west coast is looking so wonderful and in a deep freeze.  We travelled through the Fraser Valley today and visited some relatives.  I love how the land and vegetation and everything exposed to this arctic flow; was thickly glazed and sparkling with an icy film.