Photography, Trying New Things, Uncategorized, Vancouver Island

The Other Day, I Met A Bear

For starters, let's put the tune in your head. Then feel free to sing along! The other day, I met a bear,Up in the woods, A way up there. He looked at me, I looked at him,He sized up me, I sized up him. He said to me, "why don't you run?"I see you… Continue reading The Other Day, I Met A Bear

Blogging, Friendship, Vancouver Island

What WordPress Neglected to Tell Me

Almost six years ago, when I pressed 'send' on my first blog post, I knew no one in the following photo (except for Richard and myself, of course). WordPress gave me no hint about the amazing friendships that were soon to develop. Blogging buddies and spouses (now simply called 'friends'), The Black Goose Inn, Parksville,… Continue reading What WordPress Neglected to Tell Me

Blogging, Friendship, Vancouver Island

Silent Sunday: Protection Island

Q: What happens when three bloggers (plus their spouses) get together? A: It's anything but silent! Below are pics of Janis (Retirementally Challenged), Kathy (Smart Living 365), me and our husbands spending a delightful afternoon on Protection Island (officially part of Nanaimo, BC). You can learn more about Protection Island here, here and here. Stay… Continue reading Silent Sunday: Protection Island

Friendship, Hiking, Link Ups, Trying New Things, Vancouver Island

What’s On Your Plate for May? The Outdoors Edition.

Part One: In early April, Vancouver Island had its first blast of warm weather. Naturally, a (socially distanced) picnic celebration with my cohost was in order. Lunch with a View Here's what was on our plates: Fried Chicken, Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, Potato Salad and Potato Chips. For dessert we had Sargento Balanced Breaks (cheese,… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate for May? The Outdoors Edition.

Link Ups, Reflection, Vancouver Island

Rhythm of the Rain

When I was eleven years old, in sixth grade, friends and I entered a school talent show. We did an early version of the line dance and moved (somewhat in sync) to 'Rhythm of the Rain' by the Cascades. What do I remember about this experience? I remember that leading up to our performance, my… Continue reading Rhythm of the Rain

Hiking, Link Ups, Trying New Things, Vancouver Island

#SundayStills: Parallel Landscapes

This past January 5, I began walking the 299.4 km Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Ironically, I didn't give this challenge much thought before starting. I just kind of jumped right in. (I know, who is this and what have I done with Donna-the-planner?!) Below are a few postcards that I somehow managed… Continue reading #SundayStills: Parallel Landscapes

Link Ups, Vancouver Island

Sunday Stills: I’ve Looked at Clouds that Way

How do you view clouds? Are they the main event? Craig Bay, Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC. Or are they in the background as surround sound? Qualicum Beach Airport, Vancouver Island, BC. Do they upstage a more interesting story? Coombs Trail, Vancouver Island, BC Or are they far more subtle? Quadra Island, BC Let's ask Joni.… Continue reading Sunday Stills: I’ve Looked at Clouds that Way

Link Ups, Vancouver Island

Desperately Seeking Glacier Blue

This week, at #SundayStills, a colour challenge was posed: "Find and photograph glacier blue."According to, glacier blue "reminds you of deep, arctic waters. Unlike warm, turquoise waters at tropical beaches, this blue water is light but looks cold. You could almost imagine the chunks of ice floating in it. This cool, greyish blue has… Continue reading Desperately Seeking Glacier Blue