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 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

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 Sardis Pond

I love finding new places to walk, but always enjoy returning to my favourite spots too. Yesterday, it was time to return to Sardis Pond. Last time I was at this pond, there were hundreds of Canada Geese but this time, I could count the total numbers of them on one hand. Before leaving home… Continue reading Walking Around Sardis Pond

A New Section of the Vedder Rotary Trail – part 2

I took so many photos along this trail yesterday that I couldn’t get them all into one post. So, to continue on my walk, I actually missed this guy perched on a tree right along the path. I saw him (or her) as he took flight and landed on a tree on the other side… Continue reading A New Section of the Vedder Rotary Trail – part 2

A New Section of the Vedder Rotary Trail

Yesterday I had a couple of stops to make before heading out for my walk. So – when it was time to head over to the trail, I wasn’t sure how to get there from my current location. My handy-dandy map app was asked to direct me and I ended up in a new (to… Continue reading A New Section of the Vedder Rotary Trail

Just a Few Canada Geese

Canada Geese (& a few Snow Geese and ducks) have begun to gather where they can discuss their summer with friends & relatives before heading south for the winter. I was told by one of the regular walkers here that the numbers will increase to thousands (instead of just a few hundred) before they move… Continue reading Just a Few Canada Geese

Busy, Busy, Busy

It has been about 2 months since I arrived at my new home in British Columbia. I did quite a bit of exploring, walking and taking photos, but suddenly it was time to start getting things done to finalize my move. I have to get my driver’s license changed from a Manitoba License to a… Continue reading Busy, Busy, Busy

Sardis Park/Pond

On a local Chilliwack Facebook page, I found out about a beautiful little Park with a huge pond to visit. It is Sardis Park and the pond is Sardis Pond. There are walking trails around the park and around the pond, so I started off with 2 loops of the pond and the next day… Continue reading Sardis Park/Pond