Honestly? I have never lived in a place that is so consistently grey. Day after day I wake up, look out the window and it’s grey – not a light. silvery grey – an oppressive, clouds-hanging-low-in-the-sky grey.

I also admit that in the summer, the opposite was true. Although it was a smoky summer and there were times the sun was hard to find, it had nothing to do with the weather. We were praying for grey skies and rain. The amazing weather was one of the reasons I have never hiked so much in my life. It was glorious!

But the grey is getting to me. If I ever hear one of my Vancouver Island friends complain to me about rain, I will metaphorically slap them upside the head and tell them to try out this grey – see how that goes. I never did mind the rain (well okay  maybe somewhat) – it traded off with sun and all was good.

Looking for silver linings: one is that I can get a lot of writing done indoors.

Two – I get out anyway. Just like on the island, I never let rain stop me (huddling under big trees or in the lee of a cliff, wolfing down a sandwich in relative dryness), I am not going to let these clouds prevent me from getting out.

Lovely today to spend a couple of hours walking Nicky’s property – she has beautiful places to walk – lovely views. But best is the house. What an amazing place she and Brent have designed. In the first photo, you see it from a distance with its Kootenay siding (which one day will be covered up – or not as the case may be. It’s a very popular and cheap siding in these parts). Indoors it has been beautifully designed to take advantage of its location and views – with a big wraparound deck for summer living. Oh sure, they may still have purple walls – but hey – purple is a pretty cool colour, right?

So – after a two-hour morning walk, I took the dogs to Bannock Point this afternoon. And that’s about it. Am now playing with ideas for more stories. I’m pretty much ready to go with another one but I also need to get out for a full day tomorrow. I think it will be weather dependent. In other words, if I can drive and there’s no snow on the ground, I’ll be going. Where? Don’t know yet.

I have my bus ticket for Vancouver – leaving on the 29th. My  hero husband is going to drive me to Kelowna and then pick me up again on the 2nd of December. Long drive – also a long bus ride.

Going to see Sandra in hospice.

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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