I wanted to shake up my life and go sailing (or learn on the job, so-to-speak) so headed to Florida to crew on a catamaran. This is about how it went or, rather, didn't - and my life since. Hopefully it will lead to a catamaran on the clear aqua blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, watching the sunset, a coconut rum and coke in hand. You must START AT THE BEGINNING of the blog, April 2009, to get the whole story...

Saturday, June 26, 2010


...when we zoom along at 60kph.

I took the little Walnut Grove bus from Fort Langley, where I live, into WG to cancel my car insurance, deposit my cheque, and pick up a few groceries. I got off at the stop right beside the bank, which is at the farthest point from Fort Langley, and then walked back the length of 88th Avenue to the plaza where Save on Foods is to do the rest. It took me about 20 minutes to walk that far. Probably because I kept stopping to take pictures of the flowers along the way that I never really notice when speeding by in my car. Well.. that's not exactly true. I am very aware of the beauty around me and love it when the cherry blossoms that line the street are in full blossom, and the heavy swags of Montana Rubens clematis over each gateway of a row of townhouses are in full bloom. But those are long finished, and in their place are these lovely flowers which, although I may notice the splash of color, I definitely miss the detail of.

(You can click on the picture for a larger version)

88th Avenue, Walnut Grove


Holly Berries

Jackmani Clematis

More Pink Roses

Blackberry Blossoms

Morning Glory

Ravine Over the Safety Rail

Tiny White Roses and Ivy At the Curb

MORE Roses

MORE White Roses

Pink and White Roses

Red Roses

No Idea (what the bush in the front is called but I love the contrast with the cedar in behind)

White Hydrangea

White Hydrangea

Pink Yarrow

And.... not so pretty...

Poor Little Mole

I need to go walking more often.


  1. awesome blog, Sandy! great pictures and a good reminder to slow down and smell the roses.

  2. Thank you Sandy. You have such a way with telling your stories.

    Thanks Again,


  3. Thanks Sandy...so much beauty we take forgranted! Great photos! You're so right.....we rush around too much and miss ALOT! Cary


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