We have a ritual every time we reach our island home, my husband goes into the house and sorts out the water and power, while I survey the garden. First it is usually a walk around followed by quickly grabbing the camera to shoot all the new flowers and mushrooms and the progress in our veggie beds.
On Thursday the sun was shining, I called my husband at work and said “Want to head to the coast this weekend?” I fancied a break from the snow plus I get more artwork done out there in a weekend than I can get done in Alberta in a month. We chatted about how we could make it work, pull the kids from school and how we could make it in a four day span. Our quickest trip to date is 4 days and four hours there and back with two full days on the island; pretty good considering it is 1142 km one way and we have ferry connections to consider as well. Later that afternoon I decided to check Drive BC just to get a feel for driving conditions; the outlook wasn’t good. Another quick phone conversation with my husband and we decided bad roads weren’t worth the risk and that we would stay put in Alberta for the weekend.
Turns out we were right. When I woke up and checked my iPhone I saw the Trans Canada was closed in a section with no detours due to an avalanche. Mother Nature confirmed we made the right decision.
So as I sit in -9 C weather (-13C with windchill! LOL!) I thought I would share these cheery pictures from our back garden in November. This is my virtual walk through our garden. In a few weeks weather will be better and we can attempt the trip again.