Category Archives: Family

This too shall pass

  This weekend, it’s not all roses and sunshine; instead it’s rain clouds and challenges. Seems to be more than our shares of annoyances in the past few days. Oddly enough, I feel they are all thematically related to weakened … Continue reading

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Spring flowers!

Spring has hit with a beautiful vengence here in the Cowichan Valley. Here are some photos of the flowers that are blooming. We planted none of these’ they came with the place from former owners! Yay! Such a pretty surprise!

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Catch-all photos from Vancouver Island

I’ve been sadly remiss in blogging lately but have been storing photos and little vids up on my phone to share. We’ve had a long/strangely also short winter. It doesn’t really feel like winter when there isn’t any snow, but … Continue reading

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September long weekend

Here’s some photos taken from Aug 26 to Sept 2. Lots of company at our place! Nice to have family and friends around to help us settle in.

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It’s been swell…

Well, my good friends, I’m starting to feel that cool August air and it’s filling me with excitement. Oddly enough, I’m also getting little waves of the normal dread, too–oh, no, cool air means winter’s coming!–but I keep reminding myself … Continue reading

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Family history

In July I queried WestWord¬†Magazine¬†about doing an article on R. Ross Annett, an influential Canadian short story writer in the early 20th century, author of The Babe Stories serial in the Saturday Evening Post, and also my great-grandfather. They sent … Continue reading

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Why I love her

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