A Bit of Running and Hiking Today

Today I ignored all that is wrong with me and went to Mundy Park with my husband. We ran and hiked, and it felt really good. I think because of my running in the past I still have some stamina inside or something. I felt 

Random Thoughts

There may be a fat, arrogant king sitting on the throne. It is always after the land is wasted and the air is a joke and the waters are gone and the birds are screaming. There are always self-appointed prophets wanting to pay lip service 

Sea Life

Spring is such a flirt. It is warm and sunny one week, cool and rainy the next. How will I ever court this fickle season! Yesterday my coworker and I once again hiked around Deer Park Lake, this time without the snow, so we went 

Sunshine, Yes

I recently learned from my specialist, who is trying to figure out my foot, that I have a vitamin D deficiency. This is not uncommon for those living in Vancouver. And while I don’t feel the need to complain about much, the constant rain does 

2019 – Wishes and Dreams

Unlike the rest of Canada, we haven’t seen a bit of snow except for up in the mountains. It has rained a lot, barely dipping below freezing. My sage and thyme on the balcony are still alive from last summer. The past few days have 

2018-A Look Back

I do this every year on the blog: figure out which memories of the past year stand out the most. I woke up early this morning and walked to the skytrain. It was still dark and very clear with stars blinking from the far beyond. 

The River of Life

People come and go. Eagles come and go. Water is always moving. On Saturday we rafted part of the Squamish River, which is the largest home in the world for bald eagle populations. It wasn’t a wild fast paddle but a slow one, which went 


The idea of vanishment isn’t new for me. Ever since I was a kid, I both reveled in the social beauty of the world and yet knew that it drained my energy too often. I was the shy, quiet girl who liked to have an 

Dragonfly Summer

I can’t believe how beautiful it is this time of year. We have had perfect weather, though warmer than usual. Last night when we were getting ready for bed, we smelled wildfires from up north. It is so dry I have had some green beans 

Early Onset Summer

I am sunburned and browning, and just returned from the interior where the mountains are lush yet the hills just east are brown and desert-like. This very morning I talked with my husband’s grandmother, who just turned 102. She, and the quick changing of seasons,