Visitor Outside My Window & Another Walk

I had no idea that I would be seeing a Hummingbird at the end of November – but it seems the Anna’s Hummingbird actually stays here all winter. Until this year, I have always lived in Winnipeg (aka Winterpeg). In July of this year, I moved west to Chilliwack, British Columbia and I knew winters… Continue reading Visitor Outside My Window & Another Walk

Back to the Zoo

This morning I had an appointment with a dentist – just to get to know them and know what they can or will do for me. It looks like their policies are quite similar to the dentist I have been going to for the last few years in Winnipeg. They are going to contact them… Continue reading Back to the Zoo

A Walk at Chem Lake Wetlands

It was time for a new place to walk and explore. I knew that near the Bridal Falls, there was also a provincial park that I had been at a few years ago when I was visiting my daughter. I was kind of heading for that park, but must have missed a turn and then… Continue reading A Walk at Chem Lake Wetlands

A Few Ducks and a Bit More

Taking advantage of this beautiful weather, I headed over to the Great Blue Heron Reserve for a walk yesterday. There are still plenty of ducks and geese around. I wasn’t aware that they had bird feeders out for the smaller birds, but now I know about this photo opportunity. I didn’t go to the bird… Continue reading A Few Ducks and a Bit More

A Beautiful Day for a Walk in the Zoo

I had a few reasons for moving from Manitoba to B.C. and the weather was one of those reasons. Yesterday it was +9C under a sunny sky while in Winnipeg, it was below zero with snow. In Winnipeg, one of my regular activities was to volunteer at the Assiniboine Park Zoo there and I was… Continue reading A Beautiful Day for a Walk in the Zoo

A Walk and Some Salmon

It was raining in the morning, but when the rain stopped, I headed out for my walk. It has been several days since I’ve been to the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve – so that is where I went. Until recently, I had always lived in Manitoba and there are no Salmon in the lakes,… Continue reading A Walk and Some Salmon

Chilliwack Summer Ends

In Chilliwack, the summers are warm and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, wet, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 1 °C to 26 °C and is rarely below -6 °C or above 32 °C. Whoever wrote the above has no idea what “very cold” means.… Continue reading Chilliwack Summer Ends

From Cloudy & Smoky to Clear & Cool

The last week or so, it has been very smoky here. I know this is fairly normal, and even though this is my first year here, I know the dry season lasted later than usual. Because it is so dry, there have been fires in the forests and the smoke had blocked my view of… Continue reading From Cloudy & Smoky to Clear & Cool

Walking Around the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

I believe I have now covered every trail in this reserve and I know what to expect around each bend in the trail. It was pretty quiet when I was there yesterday. When talking to a volunteer later, I found out that the city had been out to demolish the beaver dams, which has now… Continue reading Walking Around the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

Did Someone Ask for Canada Geese?

I didn’t ask for Canada Geese, but I certainly enjoy watching them gather. I’ll be sorry to see them head south, but will be here to watch them when they return in the spring. I managed to get a few photos other than Canada Geese – Mallard Ducks, Grey Squirrel and a scenery shot –… Continue reading Did Someone Ask for Canada Geese?