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Searching for Sea Glass

finding sea glass in British Columbia by craftygardener.ca

January 21st, 2018

~ While walking the beaches in British Columbia my eyes were always on the lookout for sea glass.  My quest on this trip was to find sea glass in various colours and sizes. Sea glass can be found on ...

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‘Tea’riffic Mail

a 'tea'riffic prize at craftygardener.ca

January 20th, 2018

Last Friday was a ‘tea’riffic mail day as the mailman left a package in the mailbox that I wasn’t expecting till next week.  I’m so glad it fit into the mailbox as usually a ca...

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Spotting Eagles

Photographing eagles at Goldstream Provincial Park, Victoria BC ... craftygardener.ca

January 18th, 2018

The thing we look for the most when visiting British Columbia is the eagles.  Our favourite place to see them is Goldstream Park in Victoria BC. This year we were so lucky to see many eagles, perhaps ...

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How to make a Sea Glass Candle

How to make a sea glass candle at craftygardener.ca

January 15th, 2018

It was so much fun collecting sea glass at the various beaches while in British Columbia.  I now have quite a collection of different colours and sizes.  I wanted to make something fairly quickly to h...

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January 2018

January 13, 2018 sunset at craftygardener.ca

January 14th, 2018

January has been a mixture of weather so far … mild, rain, ice rain, snow, frigid temperatures, a thaw and there is still half a month to go. We arrived home from British Columbia on a mild day,...

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Black Turnstones

a black turnstone at Whiffin Spit, BC ©craftygardener.ca

January 13th, 2018

~ Our latest visit to British Columbia gave us the opportunity to check off many different species of birds, ducks and shore birds. The Black Turnstone was spotted on a rainy day while visiting Whiffi...

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Carrots are Dilly

making dilled carrots at craftygardener.ca

January 12th, 2018

~ It is hard to resist a 10 pound bag of carrots for $1.97 and then come up with lots of recipes to use them all.   Carrot and turnip (rutabaga) or swede as it is called in England are mashed together...

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British Columbia Trip 2017-2018

flight to BC at craftygardener.ca

January 11th, 2018

I’ve been absent from my website for just about 5 weeks while we were visiting our daughter and family in British Columbia.  Luckily for us we missed all the frigid temperatures that Ontario had...

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Whiffin Spit Christmas Tree

Whiffin Spit Christmas tree

December 18th, 2017

  Whiffin Spit in Sooke, is a favourite walk of ours while visiting Vancouver Island, British Columbia. We are spending Christmas with out family in Langford this year.  Even though it is Christ...

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Warmest Wishes

Happy holidays from craftygardener.ca

December 15th, 2017

~ It’s that time of year to wish each and every one of my visitors a very happy, safe and enjoyable holiday season. Whether you come via Facebook, Bloglovin’, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, feeds...

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The 12 Birding Days of Christmas

December 1st, 2017

~ The camera is always on hand to capture the feathered lens friends in the garden, down by the bay or driving along.  Christmas carols are being played everywhere now and just to shake things up a li...

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Knitting Fingerless Mitts

knitting fingerless mitts at craftygaredener.ca

November 20th, 2017

~ My favourite fingerless mitt pattern works up quickly and easily.  It is a 2 needle pattern by Knit Picks and is done in a rib pattern of 3 k and 2 purl.  I’ve had this pattern for ages and it...

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First Snow on the Stumpy Family

The first snow on November 19, 2017 at craftygardener.ca

November 19th, 2017

~ A little bit of snow arrived overnight.  First snow is always special, so it was grab the camera and take some photos through the windows and open doors about 6:30 am this morning.  This snow won...

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