Showing posts from 2020

The Incredible Forests of Vancouver Island

How did I not know that the forests on Vancouver Island were so amazing for all of those years?  They're breathtaking! I have only come to love them since I began mountain biking here a year and a half ago but we have been here for almost 12 years and never fully appreciated them. Because you can mountain bike here year round you really get to see the forest morph through the seasons. The colour of the moss changes drastically throughout the year and its brightness is stunning :) When the sun pops through with a little bit of mist up on Mount Work it's magical. I wish I had a photo of the rocks when they're wet.. they are gorgeous and shiny!  If you're looking for peace and tranquility, you will surely find it here ๐Ÿ’—

Mountain biking is awesome

Mountain biking is well... amazing. I love it to pieces๐Ÿ’—. It brings me so much joy that it's hard to explain...and pretty strange.   Over the past 20 months I have experienced the steep learning curve of learning how to ride a mountain bike. With every ride there is something new to learn, to practice, or to try doing again.  I cherish my solo rides, love and learn so much riding with Jeff (who also started learning when I did!), and love the unfamiliarity that comes with riding with new groups and with the kids. I have enjoyed taking official lessons with three different coaches in the region and also love learning from friends.  Here are a few photos from riding around the region over the past year. ๐Ÿ’•

Je pense au fleurs

I could write about our transition from life in France to living back in Victoria...about my struggle, about loving mountain biking, about our beautiful kids finding their way with their friends and life here again, about Jeff and I carving out more time to spend together. Maybe I will one day.. but right now I'm just going to post about flowers.  I appreciate nature so much more now... I have always loved flowers but I feel like I have slowed down a bit. Life is now never too busy to stop and smell the flowers - unless I'm trying to get a QOM. ๐Ÿ˜œ Almost every day I head outside to take flower photos in the yard :)  So there ya are some flower photos.  Favorites: Peonies, irises, poppies, wisteria. lavender