Thank you for visiting Snowbird of Paradise. I am delighted that you have found my site. Please explore the various posts and read as many as take your fancy.


From 2009 to 2020 I was a snowbird. Snowbirds (aka Dark-eyed Juncos) leave Canada in the winter and return in the spring, and people who do the same are also called snowbirds. Years ago, I planted a Bird of Paradise shrub in a pot and put it out on my patio in California, and I have combined the two “birds” in the title of this blog. I hope you will enjoy reading my thoughts about the things that come my way.

Covid-19 required me to end my winter travels to the US and in the intervening years my circumstances changed. I now live in Nanaimo, British Columbia, which is on Snuneymuxw First Nation territory. I should no longer call myself a snowbird, but I have become fond of the name of this blog and there are several regular readers who recognize it, so I think I will keep the name as it is.

I will be happy to hear from you and to respond in the comments sections. If any comments are disrespectful of people or ideas, either intentionally or accidentally, I reserve the right to delete them. If you would like to send me a personal email, please use the form provided here. The information provided will not be public.


Photo by Chris Bosak A Dark-eyed Junco perches in a tree in New England in March 2015.


    • Hi Jim, Yes, yours is the first comment on the Welcome page! I think you’ll get a chuckle out of the Dating page, too. I’m in San Jose, and it has been raining.

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