Monthly Archives: October 2017

Snow and thankfulness

Snow! We woke up this morning to snow falling from the sky. And that, gentle reader, is the reward (curse) of living high on the side of a mountain. But no matter, snow or no snow, life is amazing. Tomorrow … Continue reading

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Writing (still)

Yes – in spots, the snow really was that deep yesterday – thanks to Chris Cowan for the photo. Today has been, in its own way, just as adventurous. I did all my chores this morning – as is my … Continue reading

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Silver Spray Cabin

It wasn’t plan A – but B was soooo much better. I couldn’t really get too excited about doing the Plewman Ridge today, so yesterday I gave a shout-out to KMC – “Desperate to hike!” Helen shouted back – come … Continue reading

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Not as Expected

Today’s hike turned out a bit like my life: “Not as expected!” It all started well enough: Nicky picked me up at 8 and off we went in the truck. I had two sets of directions – one started us … Continue reading

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In The Flow

I’ve written two short stories in two days. The best thing about that is that I’m really happy with what I’m producing. I have entered some kind of flow – some sort of creative groove that extends past the story … Continue reading

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Gwillim Lakes

Last year, on my birthday in September, Simon and I decided we needed to experience the real beauty of our new home in the Kootenays – hence a hike to Gwillim Lakes. It was a grey, forbidding day and we … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to Us

There it is – the first “Simon and me” selfie! The occasion? Our second anniversary! The place? The top lake at Gwillim Lakes! Heck, I didn’t even know there was an upper lake until Simon and I arrived at the … Continue reading

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Dennis Basin

How do you spell perfection? D E N N I S  B A S I N. Yes – a perfect day for many reasons. First – the place. Nicky and I have loved Dennis Basin right from the start – … Continue reading

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Wanting to write

Life now seems to be getting in the way of wanting to write. I mean really – how did I ever carve out time for work? Let’s take today, for instance: up early (what else is new?) and immediately – … Continue reading

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Silver Spray Cabin (NOT)

Today Nicky and I set off to hike Silver Spray Cabin in Kokanee Glacier Park. It wasn’t the best of days – overcast and a bit chilly, but no rain in the forecast. Still, when Nicky and I got to … Continue reading

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