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

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

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

So Many People Fishing on Vedder River

On this walk, I saw so many more people fishing from the banks or from the water (wearing hip waders) than I have seen before. The area near the bridge was not covered though and someone mentioned that the water was a bit too fast on that day. At least they are spread out instead… Continue reading So Many People Fishing on Vedder River

Checking in on the Duckling at Sardis Pond

I have become a regular walker at Sardis Park/Pond. The little duckling and the turtle that I saw with it most of the time keep me coming back to check on them. The sheer numbers of Canada Geese are overwhelming this park now though. There were also several American Black Ducks – but those numbers… Continue reading Checking in on the Duckling at Sardis Pond

One Month

Today is exactly one month from the day I moved out of Winnipeg and out of Manitoba. I was heading west – all the way to the west coast, where I had rented an apartment in Chilliwack B.C. After owning my own home in Winnipeg for 33 years, I moved about every 2nd year to… Continue reading One Month

I Moved

Last winter in Winterpeg (Winnipeg) was another nasty cold winter with too much wind & snow. I decided that it would be my last winter in Manitoba. On July 11th, I packed my car and as soon as the movers had my boxes & furniture, I left Winnipeg. I didn’t make it far the first… Continue reading I Moved

Winnipeg to Vancouver – Heading for Home – Day 1 & 2

I had not planned on heading for home for a few more days and today was supposed to be the day I went to Vancouver Island to spend a couple of days with my brother Doug and his wife Erin. But, when driving through the mountains on the way west, I noticed a sign that… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver – Heading for Home – Day 1 & 2

Winnipeg to Vancouver – Days 3 & 4

Day 3 is a drive from the Honeycomb Bed & Breakfast, just outside Riding Mountain National Park and going to Calgary. Google Maps says it is 1,123 km which would take me right to my sister’s home in Calgary. It was still dark when I packed the car up to head out, and the beautiful… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver – Days 3 & 4