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Short and Sweet

All photos taken on December 4, 2022.

Sometimes Almost always, life has a way of getting in the way of the things you would rather be doing. After a series of repairs and before our little reno started, we found time on a Sunday to go for a walk in Bunchberry Meadows. We had never walked there on the weekend and did not know how busy it might be.

Turns out, not busy at all, with just 5 other cars in the parking lot. The path had some fresh snow on it, but, was still quite bumpy and uneven, It was tough to get a decent walking gait going, but we struggled on, realizing we would be trapped inside for most of the next week.

Short and Sweet ©

Short and sweet

to the point

our tired feet

walked this joint.

Was it fun?

Perhaps not.

First some sun

and then not.

Bumpy trail

made it tough,

but not stale.

We saw stuff.

Sunny thicket

Dried flower arrangment

On the right path

Clouds chasing the sun away

Snack time

Under cover

Just around the next bend

Nature’s Ornamental Grass

At the Junction (long view of 1939 Plymouth Mayflower carcass)

Close up of 1939 Plymouth Mayflower

walking the Blueberry Connector shortcut

Through a willow thicket

into birch and aspen forest

Which way do we go?

On the Aspen Trail

Just over the next hill

Cover up

Birch forest

all in a clump

torn pages

at the Grove

Nevermore quoth the raven

on the home stretch

Remnants of blue sky

What’s eating you?


18 responses to “Short and Sweet”

  1. […] To continue reading, please click here. […]

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  2. The wonderful things you saw and shared with us are the precious reward for the somewhat arduous walk🥰

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    1. Thanks Luisa. If everything was easy, would we ever appreciate it? Thanks for reading. Have a great day. Allan

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      1. I agree with you, Allan!
        Things conquered with a little effort taste better
        Have a lovely Wednesday 💙

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  3. Your walks are always lovely. Thanks for sharing them with us, Allan.

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  4. Thanks for reading and your kind words Lynette. Allan


  5. I love a quiet walk and the fresh snow in the neighbourhood! Thank you for sharing it with us. Christie

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    1. Often, it does not matter where you walk, just that you walk. We have the added bonus of having this forest within a 30 minute drive. Thanks for reading Christie. Allan

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  6. What a great poem, Allan! Then the great photos and captions made this a fun post to read.

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    1. Thanks Kellye. We walk here so often, I have to change it up from time to time. Thanks for reading and your kind comments. Allan

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  7. The meadows look so different blanketed in snow.

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    1. They were starting to come alive on yesterday’s walk as the melt is on, just in time for the coming 7 week closure. Thanks for reading Marion. Allan

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  8. I’m a big fan of those white-barked trees.

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    1. The birch and aspen clumps here are like beacons. Thanks for reading Anneli. Allan

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  9. Before I marveled at the winter wonderland photos, I smiled (irl) at the beginning of the blog. Sort of like what Burns said “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley.” 🙂

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  10. Oh there was a lot of oft gang agley, for sure. Tomorrows post will speak to that. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan


  11. What an unexpected surprise to find one of your regular hiking spots not busy on a weekend! I’d say you certainly saw stuff on your hike as well. Lovely captures. That is one cute squirrel!

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  12. I think if it had been late winter or early spring, it would have been much busier. It closes for 7 weeks on Monday, but I imagine there will be plenty of school trips once it reopens May 23. The squirrels along this hike seem to know us now and stick around for my photo shoots. Thanks for reading Linda. Allan


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