Monthly Archives: April 2018

Vancouver

There it is: my big purchase in the big city – new reading glasses (drugstore type).  You will notice the fashionable black frames. I think they make me look like an academic or intellectual. Or possibly both.  The glasses on … Continue reading

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Sun!

Essentially. today is all about getting ready to drive to Vancouver tomorrow. Simon (angel) is cleaning the car for me more thoroughly than I have ever cleaned a car in my life. I might be afraid to sit in it … Continue reading

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Record Ridge

Today was an epic snowshoe day. Our goal was Mount Roberts. But, due to a large detour for a mudslide near Castlegar, we didn’t get to the trailhead until 10. Still – up we went. By one p.m. we had to … Continue reading

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Power Outage

It’s amazing how far back an all-day power outage can set you. Plan A: bake bread, do laundry, write and walk dogs in the afternoon. I went with Plan B: walk dogs (Big Butter Trail) – came home – read. … Continue reading

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Temperatures

We got back from our walk at Bannock Point and got into the car. Simon said, “I’ll bet the temperatures are in the teens.” I gave him “the look.” The car thermometer said 5 degrees. Simon insisted that it would … Continue reading

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Baking Bread

Today is bread baking day. Nicky and I are making sourdough – which means a big salad and bread for dinner. And really – not much else going on. Political debates on Facebook. And I am determined to keep them … Continue reading

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Actual Signs of Spring

Syringa is 1.5 hours from here – but it has a season called spring. And if spring isn’t going to come to us, well dammit – we’re going to go to it. Look! Glacier lilies! And green moss! Not to mention … Continue reading

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Cornice Ridge and Baldy Rocks

The weather today was something else. Plan A was Wolf Ridge. We got to Kootenay Pass – I, for one, was stunned by the amount of new snow. We went up, breaking trail, until we got to the top of … Continue reading

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Weather

Right – this is the most accurate weather forecast I’ve got for you today. I take heart knowing it’s not just here. My cousin in Sweden wrote an entire long blog post today about snow and more snow and – … Continue reading

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sun/snow/rain/fog

Yes – we’ve had a bit of a whole bunch of things today including a sort of cloudburst. Happily, when we went to New Denver to walk the dogs, it was something like 11 degrees and the sun was shining. It … Continue reading

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