Category Archives: Hiking and Life

Sun!

First, I have to thank Nicky for the photos from our hike up Lightning Strike yesterday. Second: sun! And warmth! Warm enough to work outside in a T-shirt. Third: Argh!!! That one is because technology. I won’t go into details … Continue reading

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Lightning Strike

Lightning Strike isn’t a particularly long hike nor challenging. I don’t think we even broke a sweat. But it’s beautiful – in gorgeous terrain. It wasn’t sunny – only broke out for a short time at about noon. But oh, … Continue reading

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At Home

This little guy/gal has been living in our garden birdhouse for the past several days. For a large part of the day, she isn’t there at all and then out she pops and just hangs around, apparently enjoying the view. … Continue reading

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Enervating

Can there really be anything on earth more enervating than hanging out in a mall for two hours with zero to do? And all the seating is removed because – you know – Covid-19. Had to take my car in … Continue reading

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Hiking and Gardening

It went a bit like this: okay – relaxing morning. Nothing to do – nada. All I have to do all day is garden. “F*&k that! Abby – let’s go on a morning adventure!” And off we went to Evans … Continue reading

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Quiet Sunday

Simon’s day off – so we did what we needed to do – a big shop at Evergreen for huge bags of flour and oats and other staples. And, while we were at it, organic apples, veggies and fruit. We … Continue reading

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Domestic Day

I realized something odd today – I think for the first time in my life I’m achieving some kind of equilibrium – something that feels good. I love the hard physical work and the joy and satisfaction I get from … Continue reading

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Mount Jardine

Dana, Cecilia and I headed up Mount Jardine today. Whew! What a day. There were a couple of times, I thought we’d call it and go back. I’ve seen blowdown before but this was massive – a huge mess of … Continue reading

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Still Raining

This is a much cheerier pic than what I could possibly post from today. It’s raining. Still. And again. But that’s okay – I don’t have to water! The only problem is that I’ve been saying that last sentence almost … Continue reading

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Robins and Irises

For a while there we were worried. This morning we looked up and there was a young robin perched uncertainly on our upper deck railing. The expression on his face was clear: “What? Me fly all the way over there? … Continue reading

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