Monthly Archives: November 2013

Hiking with pain

I have no idea what happened. All I know is that I woke up with a back that hurt so bad I almost couldn’t get out of bed. This is not a new phenomenon, mind you. My back had gone … Continue reading

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Friendship

It was a privilege to spend several hours today with my dear friend, Cathy. She is one magnificent, talented, gorgeous, awesome, strong woman. I picked her up in Parksville, we had lunch at Rawmba’s (yum!!!) and then I drove her … Continue reading

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Flies

Since I wrote about spiders yesterday, it only seems fitting that today I should write about flies. I love spiders. I abhor flies. One of the reasons I love spiders is that they catch flies – and in my house … Continue reading

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Spiders

This is so cool. Below is the photo of a bush on teh back 40 that I took yesterday monring:   And here is the very same bush this morning:   The difference? Here’s a close-up:   The entire shrub – and … Continue reading

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Crazy Tuesday

                          These are my old hiking boots – I guess that’s fairly obvious. I wear my Lowas now on my regular hikes but these are still my daily … Continue reading

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Maple Mountain again

  The folks at the Duncan bike club (I’m pretty sure that’s not the actual name of the organization) have done a really stellar job of creating a new hiking/biking trail on Maple Mountain. I thought it would take about … Continue reading

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Mount Benson in November

The first thing I want to say about a hike up Mount Benson in November, especially on a day like today which was drizzly at the bottom and sleeting on the top, is that you don’t take a lot of … Continue reading

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Sunny November morning

  It seems to me that magical October light has morphed directly into beautiful November light. Well, when the sun is out, that is – which, as we all know on the West Coast, is rare. So today was a … Continue reading

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Poppies

  I see that red poppies have popped up everywhere again (pun intended). And – white poppies. And I hear that people are very upset about white poppies. Why? Because they have the word “peace” printed on them. I’m puzzled. … Continue reading

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Energy

  So Premiers Clark and Redford are getting all cozy and agreeing that yes, we certainly can put a big oil pipeline through BC’s pristine Great Bear Rainforest and then ship it in giant tankers through our  precious waters. Never … Continue reading

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