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Short and Sweet

All photos taken on December 4, 2022.

Sometimes Almost always, life has a way of getting in the way of the things you would rather be doing. After a series of repairs and before our little reno started, we found time on a Sunday to go for a walk in Bunchberry Meadows. We had never walked there on the weekend and did not know how busy it might be.

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Published by kagould17

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.

6 thoughts on “Short and Sweet

  1. These are such beautiful photos, Allan 🙂 Winter might be the time of the year when days are short and the nights dark, and yet somehow, the world shimmers. And you don’t even have to wait for the clouds to clear: all those subdued colours and soft contrasts will create a diffused light as good for your mind as it is the muse for painters, writers and photographers.

    Heading out for a walk is the best way to celebrate the beauty of winter light. It has this soft luminescence that makes everything glow. I especially love observing trees silhouetted against the low, filtered light. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. There is a reason that Japanese researchers coined the term “Shinrin yoku” or forest bathing. Going to the forest for a walk is great, but going to the forest to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and scents is even better. The Bunch is closing next Monday until May 23. We had our last walk for 7 weeks there yesterday. We will miss seeing spring wake up here, but the deer and moose need their privacy and the trails need to dry out. Thanks for reading and your valuable thoughts Aiva. Allan

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