Hemer Provincial Park, near Cedar, British Columbia, is one of many delightful parks in this area. Today some friends from the newcomers group introduced me to the trails here, and we enjoyed a four kilometre walk among the trees. First we stopped by the pond where there are lots of Canada geese and a great […]
Two months ago, I saw a heron on the shore by the Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo. At least, I think it was a great blue heron. (Please correct me if I am wrong.) I sat on a bench and watched it for a long time and wished I had my camera with me. The […]
I am seeing colours here that I haven’t seen in any other place where I have lived, and I have lived in a lot of different places. Every morning and evening, the skies are so soft and pale that it looks as though Mother Nature threw water and Titanium White paint over her entire canvas. […]
As the old saying goes, “Pink sky at night, shepherd’s delight. Pink sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.” I have always understood this to mean that the pink evening sky is an indication that rainy weather has passed. If the morning sky is pink, rain is expected. This was the sky yesterday evening, just after […]
Next week there is to be a gathering of newcomers to Nanaimo at Bowen Park, and I am thinking of attending. Since I don’t know either this group of people or the park, I thought it wise to check out the location prior to trying to find it on the day of the meeting. It […]
Nanaimo harbour, early morning 10 August 2022.
The theme for this year’s Parksville Sand Sculpture competition is The Roaring Twenties (or Twentys perhaps), and each visitor is given a token with which to make their selection for the People’s Choice Award. All the sculptures are well designed and well-executed so it is a hard choice.
I heard the gaggle of Canada Geese before I saw them. A goose’s call is very distinctive, and when there are many of them is it impossible to ignore. I saw the splashes as they landed in the channel beside the marina and then I watched as they paddled towards the shore between the docked […]
As I walk alongside the harbour, I greet other walkers at least a couple of dozen times in my 2k walk. I have been interested in the differences between “Hi,” “Morning,” “Good Morning,” and “Hello,” each said with varying inflections. I have also noticed that only people who make eye contact will greet me, and […]
It has been too hot to walk during the day this week, so this morning I set out as soon as it was light but before the sun came up. What a delight!
Just before 6:00 AM this morning I opened the window blinds to this lovely view.
We thought Roe v Wade was fixed in stone, but we were wrong. Clearly, it was only pencilled in. Today, though, I discovered something that does seem to be eternally fixed, and I doubt that even the US Supreme Court can change it. The Google logo and search bar are deliberately placed just slightly above […]
As my plane flew into San Jose on Friday, we travelled over the south San Francisco Bay. Some of the geographic features and human constructions made some interesting shapes. I wondered what some of them were, but mostly I just enjoyed the unusual formations.