Helmets, Dogs, and Orchids

Last night, before I went to bed, I briefly talked with my two new orchids. I told them to get acquainted with each other and try to like each other, despite the difference in their color. I felt kind of silly, but several friends told me that orchids require lots of love and attention.  And… Continue reading Helmets, Dogs, and Orchids

Saturday on the Sunshine Coast

About three weeks ago, Sannie and I planned a day trip to the Sunshine Coast and had a reservation for the 7:30 am ferry to Langdale.  We needed to be at the ferry terminal at Horseshoe Bay by 7:00 am, so I was at her place at 5:30 yesterday morning to pick her up. I… Continue reading Saturday on the Sunshine Coast

A Nude Wreck on Wreck Beach

August 10, 2020 at Wreck Beach

August 10, 2020 I hope you aren’t offended by my photo. I spent the day sunbathing in the nude for the first time in my life at the world-famous Wreck Beach in Vancouver, BC. But I wasn’t alone – there were several hundred sun worshippers of all ages scattered along the 7.8 km beach. I’m… Continue reading A Nude Wreck on Wreck Beach

Footsteps to Remember

A few years ago, some friends and I walked around Burnaby Lake and came across a gaggle of geese. I’m not sure who told me that a group or flock of geese is called a gaggle, but it was probably my gal pal, Agnes.  She’s one of the smartest people I know – and I… Continue reading Footsteps to Remember

News of the Day

In early February, I stopped following the news of the day because I was getting stressed out from all of the doom and gloom. I used to watch the news all of the time, and if I were in the car, I’d listen to an all-news channel.  And then, suddenly, I had a brain fart… Continue reading News of the Day

A Walk on the South Trail

Yesterday, I took a walk along Campbell Valley Regional Park’s south trail. I wanted to clear my mind of debris, caused by years of reckless abandon. I was feeling happy because I would be on a film set on Friday morning.  It’s a commercial and my first acting gig of the year. It is also my… Continue reading A Walk on the South Trail

News – Live at Five

A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I wouldn’t watch or listen to the news anymore. Now, I don’t want to sound like I don’t care about what’s happening in the world – because I do!  But if there is such a thing as having an addiction to following the news – I was… Continue reading News – Live at Five

Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Seagulls, & Anchovies

On Friday, December 27, 2019, I met my buddy Norm, for our weekly coffee, at the Whitby House, in White Rock.  The place is across the street from the ocean.  It’s my favorite place to go for coffee. After we have our coffee, we usually go for a walk along the promenade to the end… Continue reading Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Seagulls, & Anchovies

A Vanilla Leaf

Danny, Darlene, and Mary Photo by Beverly

A few weeks ago, I was walking with one of my Meetup groups at the Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley, and I noticed that one of the ladies was holding two large leaves in her hand.  I asked her about the leaves, and she told me that they were known as ‘Vanilla Leaf.’ “This… Continue reading A Vanilla Leaf

The Oxford Street Grind

If you’re doing a search for the Oxford Street Grind, you won’t find it listed.  But if you do a search for the Grouse Grind, in North Vancouver, you’ll understand the similarities to that famous street in White Rock, BC.  However, I have yet to climb either of them, until now. I first visited Oxford… Continue reading The Oxford Street Grind