On the the way to Butchart Gardens I passed the Butterfly Gardens but never took the time to stop. With all the smoke and bad air it seemed like a good idea. Great decision it is a peaceful spot. Cool, water spraying and wonderful opportunity to interact with nature. The idea is to stop, not… Continue reading Butterfly Gardens
So the last minute travel adventure begins. Cell phones issues have been a problem..just got cell phone SIM card changed back to US. Luckily I sat on the plane near a guy who works in the tech industry. He kindly changed the card for me. Delayed flights have been happening around the Smokey areas..there are… Continue reading Traveling back to the States
So it started when the board said we were going to be 20 minutes late. Then it was getting later ..plane wasn't there yet. Weather problems in Dallas ..I was waiting in Dulles. Eventually got on plane with slim possibility of connecting. In flight pilot announced we were being diverted through Tulsa, Oklahoma adding half… Continue reading The Perfect Storm
It is so sad to see this beautiful spot disappear under a blanket of smoke and haze. The fires all around BC have brought this smoke to us. Air quality is not good. So dry everywhere. Here and in California. I don't want this to be something I have to live with.
A couple of weeks ago the pastor of the local United Church in Sidney shared a wonderful story as her sermon. With her South African accent it was the most delightful reading I have ever heard of Winnie the Pooh stuck in the rabbit hole. Now that may not seem very religious but it was.… Continue reading AA Milne and the Hundred Acre Wood
So I know I don't know anything about logging. Wonderful old stories.. macho men tall tales like Paul Bunyon. Contests proving how fast one man can chop down a tree. All sounds exciting...but I know I don't like the residue I see everywhere logging has taken place. First it saddens me to see the trees… Continue reading Logging Residue
I drove over to Sooke a couple of days ago. I was thinking it was a pretty long drive just to get some tickets. It is more than an hour on the ocean side of the Island. People encouraged me and said it was a beautiful drive..It is. I called to see if there was… Continue reading The Fun Continues