Saturday, May 25, 2019


Life continues keeping us busy.  We spent Thursday up in the Comox area checking out things for our upcoming RV rally.   We were to be in a long range hot spell but after a couple days we got some good rain and much cooler temperatures.  Tomorrow is supposed to get us back to warmer weather for a few days but not as extreme as the earlier forecast.
There is a baby shower type event here tomorrow (called a Sip & See) for Charlie & Sheila's latest grandchild.  I imagine there will be lots of people wandering through.  Some we will even know so we will get to visit.
Aileen and I and brother in law John R took our RZRs out to go geocaching yesterday.  After two caches, we came across trees down across the road effectively closing the road.  The area had a major windstorm a few months ago resulting in severe damage to some areas of the forest.  Equivalent to a micro burst, I think.
John's brother Alfred had joined us so he and John knew of some areas we could go check out.  We had a nice outing anyway salvaging our disappointment.  

Siberian Miner's Lettuce

Fairy Slipper

Upset at being disturbed


Red Columbine

Spotted on our walk the other evening

Violet-Green Swallow shot through the window from my computer station in the motor home passenger seat.

White-Crowned Sparrow

Garden Poppy


Spotted Towhee

Open wide, in full voice

Upstream and down at Nymph Falls on the Puntledge River near Courtenay, BC

Fox Sparrow

Moss with the evening sun shining through

Rosewell Creek.  This was taken at 1/10 of a second without using a tripod.  I sat on a rock and rested the Canon SX60 on my knee.  

Little Qualicum River where we were exploring yesterday

Tundra Swan that has taken up residence at my sister's pond

My sister Sue and John have a great rhododendron garden this year.