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All photos taken during our walk in Stanley Park on January 27, 2022.

Vancouver is located on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

(Source: Vancouver Heritage Foundation)

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Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

19 thoughts on “x̱wáýx̱way

  1. Such wonderful photos, Allan 🙂 I don’t things there’s anything more beautiful than the scattered light that filters through when sunlight shines through trees. If I remember correctly, the Japanese even have the term “Komorebi” for such a distinct phenomenon. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. I hope all is well 🙂 Aiva

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    1. It was the kind of day I have always hoped for. The sun’s rays diffusing through the rising mist is definitely komorebi. The 3 Kanji characters making up the word are the characters for tree, shine through and sun. SO, we had shinrin-yoku and komorebi. A peaceful walk in the forest. Hope your week is going well Aiva. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. The temperatures in Vancouver seldom go below freezing and stay between lows of +2 and highs of +7 (35-44 F) in January. Vancouver gets almost 800 mm (31 1/2 inches) of rain a year, so it is truly in a temperate rain forest. Things just grow there year round. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan


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