Tag Archives: Canada

Winter

I haven’t been traveling at all for a while now. My last trip was early December. It’s one of those “good news – bad news” stories best shared over a drink, so I won’t go into it here. I’m okay … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

The basic idea behind Groundhog Day is that the groundhog’s shadow will determine if we have an early spring or six more weeks of winter. This has always confused me because where I live these are pretty much the same … Continue reading

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Pioneer Days

Sigh. So much for trying to post more often… I spent this weekend driving around a corner of southern Ontario just north of Lake Ontario. We lived here for a few years at the other end of my working life, … Continue reading

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Twisted

I find it fascinating to see how plants can twist themselves into the most amazing shapes simply by following the light, year after year. Sometimes the effect is fairly modest, such as this tree that clearly had to grow at … Continue reading

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The Sky Smiled

We were sitting on the deck, enjoying the lovely weather (and a glass of wine) on our recent trip to Vancouver. I looked up, and noticed a most unusual cloud formation. So of course, I took a picture. And then, … Continue reading

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Alien Landscape

Our Vancouver trip is pretty much over – I’m writing this from the airport waiting for our flight. Over the next few days I want to post a few more pictures from a wonderful visit to a wonderful city. This … Continue reading

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Vancouver Snowdrifts

Okay, not really snow. After all, this is Vancouver in April and the cherry trees are in full bloom. Last week the temperature dropped and a wind storm blew through and… Cherry blossom petals were everywhere. And by “everywhere” I … Continue reading

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Wine and Cheese

Our first stop today was an artisanal goat cheese shop just south of Kelowna.   You drive out of town along the lake, past the houses, past the cottages and then past the vineyards. As you drive the road gets narrower … Continue reading

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Okanagan

Today we went wine tasting. Earlier this year we were in Sonoma and so we expected that the terrain in the Okanagan would be similar. Boy were we wrong. They say that to reach its full potential, vines have to … Continue reading

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The Cheese Shop

Over the weekend we drove up the Fraser River valley to visit a very small cheese shop. And when I say small, I really do mean small. It is family-run, they make their own cheese, and just outside the store … Continue reading

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