From the Upper Balcony

quail photographed in British Columbia 2016, by craftygardener.ca

When is a balcony a deck? or vice versa?   While in British Columbia I did a lot of photo taking from the second level balcony.  But it had stairs that went to the background, so does that make it a raised deck?  Whatever it was, it provided great views around the back of the house and I got into the habit of going out at certain time of the day to spot some wildlife.

The Latest Molly Murphy Mysteries

A Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen

The Molly Murphy Mysteries by Rhys Bowen are one of my favourite series to read.   Over the summer the latest two that I read were The Edge of Dreams and Time of Fog and Fire.  This was a post I had scheduled for when I was away but for some reason it wasn’t published till…

Murchie’s, Since 1894

Murchie's tea store in Victoria, BC

Did you ever enter a store and know right away you will really enjoy it?   The sights and smells as we entered Murchie’s was amazing.   This is a tea/coffee store in Victoria, British Columbia.   If only my suitcases weren’t already brimming over I would of bought lots of things.

Back in Ontario

from the plane window travelling to BC at craftygardener.ca

It has been awhile since I’ve shared any posts as we have been visiting our family in beautiful British Columbia.   The weather was gorgeous while we were there, only 1 real day of rain and a few early morning sprinkles.

Winging it to British Columbia

travelling by train and plane to British Columbia

By the time you read this I’ll be finishing the packing and last minute details and by early week we’ll be heading for the airport to board a plane to British Columbia.  We are off to visit our family out there and take in more wonderful sights and create more wonderful memories of time with our…

Crowned and Dangerous

A Royal Spyness Mystery by Rhys Bowen

The Royal Spyness mystery series by Rhys Bowen has been one of my favourite reads.  The latest book, Crowned and Dangerous, takes off where the previous book finished with Darcy and Georgie heading to Gretna Green to get married.