Downton Lake

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One of our favourite camping spots used to be on the shores of Downton Lake up at Goldbridge. “Our” spot is overgrown now but for many years we would mark the start of… Continue reading

This is Michelle Beks’ Pemberton, and it’s quite lovely

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Michelle Beks follows Kamana Bikadi at the helm of the Wellness Almanac on instagram. I hope you’re following along.

Confessions of a newbie gardener

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Gardening angst is a whole new experience for me. Since we moved to an acreage, I have been happily harvesting the incredible variety of medicinal plants that inhabit the space. Hawthorn, devil’s club,… Continue reading

The Great Crab-a-thon of 2016

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When the crabapples starting dropping off the trees in town I thought to myself – Don’t panic. There is no way that they can be ready. It is two weeks ahead of last… Continue reading

Signs

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When I was teaching, I used to post reminders to myself around my desk. Some of these were very practical, such as acronyms I made up to remember my data entry password or… Continue reading

Throw a rock, watch it ripple. A two year old explores his own power to change the world in today’s photo from Polek Rybczynski.

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Shares Polek: “Tae right now is all about throwing rocks, sticks, dirt, thankfully not too much food, and two year old tantrums. Throwing rocks into One Mile Lake has been an ultimate harmless… Continue reading

A professional photographers counsels you to leave the huge equipment behind, but never leave home without an iPhone.

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I am terrible at bringing my camera gear with me. Seriously. If it’s not for work, I almost always leave it at home. I am a big believer in enjoying experiences firsthand, so… Continue reading

The art of the Slow Food Cycle

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Pemberton Arts + Culture Council presents a double feature this weekend: Pemberton MADE on Saturday, August 20 to dance under the stars and Art on the Farm on Sunday, August 21 for art… Continue reading

I am a bird-nerd: a guest post by Veronica Woodruff (that will make you want to be a bird-nerd too)

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I’m a bird nerd. And I am afraid it’s getting worse. This year I paid for my first guided bird tour while on a winter vacation in Mexico. And although I loved the… Continue reading

Wellness prescription: keep your news intake local and lowkey for a week

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I heard a story about a friend who was sidelined earlier this summer with an injury. Her spirits sunk to a low point, until she powered down the social media and stopped watching… Continue reading

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