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. […]
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 […]
As I look out over the marina, I cannot help noticing that there seems to be some mast envy going on. I’m sure there is a practical reason for this, but some masts are definitely much bigger than others. Not that it matters, right?
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.
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!
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.
Yesterday it rained relentlessly, but today the sun shone and I was once again able to enjoy the harbour in Nanaimo. With no apologies, here are more pictures of this lovely place. And, get ready for take-off.
After I hung out a birdseed feeder, I watched two magpies taking turns to eat the seeds and nuts. They ate about a third of the seed ball in less than an hour.
It was unusually warm for a November day and was about 4 C (39 F) as I walked in Borden Park. It began to rain as I was leaving but I managed to get home before the roads became covered in freezing rain.