Posted by: Kate | February 13, 2017

After the Snow…

We ended up with about 3ft of snow, a foot of that falling this Thursday. The melt has now begun of course.

But in the meantime, between snow days at home and dealing with rearranged schedules and the parking of cars so that we could still get out when needed, there was some fun to be had and beauty to be witnessed.

This week-end was the annual scrapbooking retreat my girlfriend and I attend. We have been to 8 of these events, and unfortunately this was the last year for it. We will definitely miss both the event itself and the opportunity to get away and be crafty together while someone else cooked all the food!


It felt great to be paper crafting!

Today is Family Day here in BC, and the sun was shining so we got outside. While many of the local hikes are hard to get to if you don’t have a 4×4 to get into the parking areas, we found we could get to the Quinsam River by parking up at the fish hatchery, which had thoughtfully been plowed and had all the walkways cleared. Obviously others had the same idea, as the path along the river, although definitely not cleared, was well traveled.





We even spotted a fellow river watcher…




As you can tell, I’ve been both enjoying my camera and my Corel photo editing!

The whole time we were out I kept hearing Paul Simon’s Boy in the Bubble in my head: “These are the days of miracles and wonder, this is the long-distance call, oh yeah…”

And at the end of the walk I asked Mr.Kate to take a photo of me.


We are all surrounded by wonder, my friends. Enjoy it.





  1. I love snow – especially when I can go for a walk in it, and then come home to hot cocoa around the fire. We always made homemade donuts in those snow bound days – sprinkled with confectioners sugar to mimick the snowflakes.
    You look happy in your picture. Enjoy and stay warm.

  2. Looks like a lovely walk! Assuming it has all melted by now? Love the picture of you…so my happiness there!

    • There are still dirty plow piles on street corners as well as one big outside my back fence where they dumped the snow from the cul-de-sac! But otherwise it’s all gone.

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