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Sweetest Place Ever to Get Married

In all of my previous visits to the Skagit Valley, I have never taken the time to stop at Christianson’s Nursery (it’s the donkeys to the west and the decrepit barn to the east, and […]

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“Fence-iful” Flowers

I had an interview in the Vancouver area towards the end of May and wasn’t going to go all that way for all work and no play, not with one of my favourite destinations less […]

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Spring Comes Softly

A few years ago, I decided to make an Earth Day tradition of looking for the first wildflowers of spring, crocuses.  One year, I could only find their fuzzy shoots tentatively breaking out of the […]

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No More Brown and Grey, Please!

You would think I would be happy about a warm and early spring, but the reality is that with only a skiff (or two?) of snow since mid-January, my colour-loving soul has had to endure […]

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Meeting the Queen

(of Maligne, that is). Just one more winter post, since it feels like February today for the first time since January, and I’ve really been wanting to share my “icewalk” experience at the bottom of […]

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White and Blue

Hmmm…it’s the first day of spring and I’m finally getting around to posting some winter photos!  I actually wrote much of this post in early January, and I’m not sure what great interruption distracted me […]

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Light for Dark December II

December is a season of light for a many people: Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Light of the World Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah, known as the Festival of Lights, which observes the lighting […]

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Light for Dark December I

Last winter, instead of going carousing with the rest of my classmates on the evening after our first quarter final exams in the Environmental Science program at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, I went […]

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South Beach Waves

One of my favourite beaches in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the west coast of Vancouver Island is South Beach.  You start at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre on broad, sandy Wickaninnish Beach (the south […]

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Night Sky Over Ranchero

One of the things I know about myself is that sometimes I can’t see the forest for the trees.  Remember how I thought the abandoned vehicle in my last blog post didn’t seem to be […]

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