Author Archives: Maggie C

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.

Vancouver, USA Summer Spots (Walk #8)

At the halfway point of the Visit Vancouver USA challenge (an app designed to encourage participants to get outdoors and explore the area), my eighth walk took me to the banks of the Columbia River and the Waterfront Renaissance Trail. … Continue reading

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Vancouver, USA Summer Spots (Walk #7)

The 7th outing for the Summer Challenge walks took us to Klineline Pond. Fortunately we could do our gps check-in from the parking lot because – after paying the parking fee – we discovered that my fur buddy Chules was … Continue reading

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Vancouver, USA Summer Spots (Walks #5 and #6)

The next two checkpoints on my Summer Challenge site visits were Vancouver Lake Park and Frenchman’s Bar Park. I went to Vancouver Lake first. I have to admit I wasn’t super impressed with the park. It’s got picnic tables and … Continue reading

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Vancouver, USA Summer Spots (Walks #3 and #4)

Continuing with my Summer Challenge walks, my third and fourth outings were practically at the same location, so I’ll cover them both here. Fort Vancouver was established in 1824 as a fur trading post by the Hudson’s Bay Company. The … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 8.11.21

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Vancouver, USA Summer Spots (Walk #2)

As stated in my last post, I am participating in a local summer “challenge” that aims to get folks out and about to nearby parks, nature trails and other fun outdoor locations. I described my first outing of the challenge … Continue reading

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Vancouver, USA Summer Spots (Walk #1)

I came across a local “summer challenge” run through an app that is designed to encourage participants to get outdoors and explore the area. There are 20 sites listed, and if I verify (through the app’s gps) that I have … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday ~ 8.4.21

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Last pic of July, ’21

For Bushboy’s Last on the Card Challenge: The rules: 1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st July. 2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, … Continue reading

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spitting on the fire

With July’s record-breaking high temperatures here, it’s been frustrating and – truth be told – rather depressing to watch flowers in my native plant garden wilt before reaching full bloom and then turn end-of-summer brown without setting seeds. What happens, … Continue reading

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