Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Snow, Snow, and More Snow

I love snow...I used to live back east and really enjoyed the winters there, although it sounds like they're really getting blasted this year. After a very mild winter here on the Sunshine Coast, it started snowing and didn't stop for two days. The whole area turned into a winter wonderland.The power went out several times but luckily it didn't stay off for long.There was no way we could drive up our hill so after walking the dogs, we walked past a couple of cars in the ditch and made our way to town to buy groceries. Then I went down to the water to take some pictures and also made a point of feeding some peanuts to the chickadees that eat from my hand...they find me no matter where I am, and fly in for a treat. 

It was a perfect couple of days for me but now I can hear the snow melting and crashing onto our roof. So I guess it's back to normal until next time when time slows down because of the weather. I'm happy to see that there's more snow in the forecast later this week!
snowy trees art

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

I don't know why, but this old Donovan song has been going through my head. It's such a cheerful little song and beautiful in its simplicity: Happiness Runs.

Whether you have a sweetie or not, I hope today is a good day for you!

squirrels art

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Foggy Forest Hikes

Another Foggy Morning on the Sunshine Coast

As I said in a recent post, I've been going for two- to three-hour hikes every other day, mostly along our fantastic Suncoaster Trail, which stretches for 37 kilometres here on the Sunshine Coast. I actually hike every day but every other day it's my turn to walk the dogs and we don't go as far as my hikes when I'm alone.

We've had it pretty good this winter, with mild temperatures (unlike the rest of Canada) and only one snowfall (also unlike the rest of Canada). One thing we do get a lot of here in the Pacific Northwest is fog. I love a good misty morning walk though...fog always makes things more mysterious and appealing, don't you think?
fog art