Monday, November 2, 2020

 Happy Halloween (2020) from the fine folks in Steveston

On October 28, I posted a video showing Steveston's businesses in full Halloween display.

A few days later, on my customary walkabout, I noted that local residents, not to be outdone, had also done a remarkable job in sprucing up their front doors and lawns to reflect the spookiest night of the year, some starting in daylight and lasting late into the night.

Kudos to everyone who made Halloween 2020 so special and putting a smile on everyone's lips - even though you can't really see them behind those masks.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

 Never met a tree I didn't like

Background image: Gennaro Leonardi from Pixabay

As the chilly weather descends upon us and neighbourhood trees prepare to shed their leaves, I find myself constantly snapping photos. May be because I want to remember 2020 as the year like no other.

I hope you get a chance to venture out and enjoy the golds, reds, and browns of autumn.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

 Halloween 2020 in Steveston


Even in the midst of Covid19, or especially in the grip of this pandemic, we all need a lighthearted fantastical break - whether we are six or sixty.

Strolling in the village, I was grateful for our merchants and their efforts to keep the Halloween spirit alive. May all the children be blessed with tasty treats and, even for one night, forget about the new normal.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

 A crow's tale

Mr. Crow landed right in front of me and refused to budge for 35 seconds - eyeing me and willing me to roll down my car window and throw him some food.

Having read about their intelligence, uncanny ability to remember people's faces, and collaborative attacks on targeted humans, I almost caved in. Luckily a seagull swooped low and sent him off his perch.

But next April 27, I plan to celebrate Happy International Crows and Ravens Appreciation Day. After all they need respect - and love - too.