Friday, 8 January 2021

West Coast Winter - So Far!

Here on the West Coast of Canada we are fortunate to not receive the same gnarly, cold weather the rest of Canada gets. That doesn't mean that it won't snow at some point but it usually only lasts a short time and normally within 24 hours of snowing it rains. Not that many years ago, the "Lower Mainland" area of Vancouver/Fraser Valley went 1,000 days without snow. Oh, it fell on our mountains but not "in town". Now, that is my kind of winter. If I want snow, I will drive to it. It doesn't have to come to me!! 

However......here are some pictures from my "winter" walk on Wednesday. So far, so good and hey, there are only 71 days left until spring!!

Bakerview Park

Remnants of a by-gone era of logging in this area with visible 
springboard holes in the trees. 
I wonder what it must have looked like here with no condos or houses?

YES!!! My first dandelion (insert" favourite flower" here)


So, there you have it. My first week of retirement under my belt. It does feel strange, especially when Doug goes to work until the end of April. Don't worry, he has his "countdown clock" going too! We, of course, are supposed to head north in mid-May'ish but we'll see how that plan goes.

Peace out friends.

Thought for the DayIt's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see...Henry David Thoreau.