As challenging as these past months of isolation have been, there’re lots of positive things happening in our neighbourhood. First, there are a lot of new fences and paint jobs. With time on their hands, neighbours are installing, repairing and upgrading their yards. Fruit, vegetable and flower gardens are spectacular and down the street, in the next block, an “elderly” house has been raised and a new basement is being installed. Several blocks the opposite direction but still on our street, another neighbour has built the most imaginative and beautiful garden boxes. The dirt level is at my friend’s waistline; with four opening doors on either side, reaching plants is a whiz. In these trying times, folks are taking time to make significant improvements. Read more...
Over the past number of months I made the decision to formally retire from my business activities; having said that, I will retain my company name Words of Worth and will continue writing for a select number of rural weeklies and a monthly agricultural magazine. A weekly inspirational article appearing on this page is also emailed to a number of readers. To be added to this email list, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As so many others know by experience, retiring doesn’t mean quitting and I’ve decided to put my expendable energies into volunteer work as well as promoting the city and area where I live. I’ll begin with what was recently seen in front of my office window.
A Message from Linda Wegner
Situated on the west coast of British Columbia, Powell River is a geographically isolated community with access to Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver, only by plane or boat. Yes, our travel options are expensive and somewhat restrictive, but it’s because of that isolation that we have avoided the hectic pace of city life.
Photo courtesy of John Wegner
Our scenery is spectacular and the opportunities for outdoors activities, abundant. Take a look and avoid being jealous, if you can. These views are from my office and kitchen windows.