Monday, October 31, 2022

October ~ Memories and Moments

as seen through a smoky lens for most of the month.

We had 8mm of rain from July 1st and on into October...
when we would normally have 278mm.  

The wildfire situation was dire...
and we breathed smoke most days.

We were advised to stay indoors...
but the fishermen along the Vedder River never got the memo.

The water levels were at all-time low but apparently the fishing was great!

The last crop of grass came in off the fields.

Micah had a 'professional day'...
and came to help out on the farm.

The petunias were still thriving in mid-October...
but the calendar told me it was time to replace them with winter pansies.

As long as it still feels like summer...
ice-cream is a good idea!

We have a new ice-cream shop in town.

We checked it out with some of the grands.
We'll be back!

And then there was Thanksgiving 2022...
where my camera got left behind.

We gathered around the table at Tim and Heidi's this year...
thankful for the blessings of the past year and the turkey dinner we could share.

We spent Sunday afternoons on our bikes.

The Poco Trail was new to us...
a 25-30 km loop through Port Coquitlam.

Much of it follows the Pitt River...

...and then on through Colony Farms Regional Park.

It is an urban green space within city limits...
though Elmer sees it as a bit of a wasteland since it was once productive farmland.

Poco Trail.
It’s flat, off road, and scenic…
the perfect combo for a sunny Sunday afternoon in October.

'I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.' ~ said Anne with an 'e'.

I agree!

And as the sun sets on the month of October...
you may just find us watching the sun set behind the palm trees instead of the old oak tree.


  1. I'll have to check on those terrible fires to see where you folks stand today. That was a terrible drought. Now I pray that it is remedied without swinging too hard and fast the other way. It must be this old world, but nothing is ever perfect. Nothing. Well maybe the ice cream at Banter.

    Staying active as ever 👍🏼.

    The family will be gathering at Laurel's this year for Thanksgiving. I sense a theme. ☺️

    Happy November! 🥧 🥧 🥧

  2. By the time you get home I'm sure the smoke will be replaced with some soggy fields! You had a memorable October, especially the end of it. :)

  3. The weather report this evening indicated that more rain is on the way, so hopefully the streams and aquifers will soon be full again. It has been terribly dry. You suffered much with all that smoke. Enjoy those palm tree views!

  4. That bike trail looks like it would be fun! And what was also fun was to meet up where the Palm trees grow.

  5. Ice-cream is a good idea anytime! So sad to see that hazy sky and air. I hope things are better by now. Love your idea of watching the sun set behind palm trees - perfect!


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