Georgian Bay through the Paintbrush and the Lens

When I was looking through my husband's photo album last week, I noticed he had photos of Georgian Bay in Ontario. "Georgian Bay?" I thought. "Where have I heard that before?" Then I remembered that some of my favourite Canadian artists, the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, had painted this area. In 2001 I…

Snapshots from a Canadian Road Trip

This year, as we marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada, I realized that I haven't seen a lot of our vast country. So I spent some time looking at my husband's photo albums from the '90s, when he went on road trips throughout Alberta and then all the way to Ontario. The photos…

A Stroll through Beacon Hill Park

As the summer winds down, I thought I'd share some photos from a previous summer stroll my husband and I took through another one of Victoria's treasures - Beacon Hill Park. Imagine a cool evening with the setting sunlight playing through the trees. You step onto a trail from Dallas Road or Cook Street and…

Sweet Saturday and My Moose Jaw Home

If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll know that I like to talk about Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. As one of my good friends said, “You can’t not write about a place named Moose Jaw.” 🙂 The older I get, the more I appreciate this city on the prairie and my family’s history there. Two years…

The Many Skies of Dallas Road, Victoria, BC

Going for a walk on Dallas Road can be like visiting an art gallery, especially in the summer and winter. Before blossoms or coloured leaves become the stars of the show here in Victoria, the skies put on fantastic shows of light, and our eyes are drawn upwards. I hope you enjoy this collection of photos taken…

A Stroll down Dallas Road, Victoria, BC – in photos

Spring is arriving in Victoria, BC, slowly but surely. And one of my favourite places to see its arrival is on Dallas Road. It shows up in daffodils. From a distance, they almost look like dandelions, until you get close up, and they look like this. And they're just one of the many beautiful things…

Remembering Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe

Like many Canadians, I felt a profound sense of loss last Wednesday when I found out that Stuart McLean had passed away. He was a bestselling author, journalist, and host of The Vinyl Cafe radio show, a wonderful program that introduced us to a series of humorous, heartwarming stories about a fictional family and their…

Memories of White Christmases Past

It snowed in Victoria, BC, this week, great big fluffy flakes that created a winter wonderland overnight. This is very unusual weather for our little corner of the world, and I was eating a lot of humble pie because of my previous gloating about how warm and snow-free we were. But I wasn't always such…