Saturday, March 28, 2009


A colleague and I had to take a work related trip up to Williams Lake on turned out to be a wildlife viewing extravaganza: 3 mountain bluebirds (at Lac La Hache), several bald eagles, about twenty trumpeter swans at the 130 Mile wetlands and 44 deer! (We only counted on the way home to avoid duplication.) The deer were gathered in small herds, munching last year's grass in the pastures alongside the road. I thought that was pretty impressive!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


My dear old Gillis is getting up there in years.  He's at least thirteen, possibly older, and getting frail & demented.  He's been my faithful friend for twelve years, and is one of the greatest loves of my life.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Little Piece of Spring

Winter is finally giving way to Spring, which arrived both figuratively and literally on Thursday.  The melt has begun, and the snow is starting to recede, though it will still be several weeks till we are snow free.  The south side of our roof is now bare, but the north side still has about a foot of ice on it.  We see few birds still, just the odd chickadee, raven or woodpecker.  The Canada geese have arrived in the lower, warmer, less snowy areas.  I feel sorry for them at this time; there seems to be little for them to forage on.

We are all well...just biding our time until we can get busy outdoors again.  

In my last post, I told you I'd be heading off in April for a two week trucking adventure with Mike.  We have altered our plans drastically, and three weeks from now, we will be airborne heading for Maui!  After five months of snow, I'm more than ready for some warmth and sunshine.