Also known as fall, autumn is one of four seasons and is the transition between summer and winter. For a long time I’ve had a love hate relationship with fall, it’s the time of year when naturally my instinct is to jump into winter mode. But as I take the time to appreciate this special time of the year, it has become one of my favorites.
Autumn has taught me that even though things are changing, don’t be scared. Even though things aren’t always what we want it to be or may not be comfortable, that change can be a beautiful thing if we are open to it.
Now when I think autumn, I think crisp fresh morning air that fills my lungs, crackling log fires, the smell of fire place burning and hay rides. Even a nature hike is so much more breath taking and vibrant all the leaves showing there beautiful colors.
It’s a great season to spend time with loves ones and friends. Enjoy the beautiful sunrise/sunsets and creative pumpkin carvings, Halloween costumes, practicing how to bake and a great excuses to wear onsies all day!
Peace River, AB
” The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.”
~ Marcus Garvey
Peace River, AB
“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
(Popular misquote of “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
― Maya Angelou,
Tofino is a small district on Vancouver Island, off Canada’s west coast. It sprawls on a peninsula within Clayoquot Sound, characterised by wild natural scenery including lakes, inlets and ancient rainforest. Sandy beaches with year-round surfing facilities include Cox Bay, Chesterman Beach and popular Long Beach, part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The relaxed town of Tofino sits on the peninsula’s tip.
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
― Maya Angelou
Peace River, AB
“WE HAD A WONDERFUL EVENING CAMPING AT THIS BEAUTIFUL NATURE SPOT, OVER LOOKING THE PEACE RIVER. IT WAS SUCH A PERFECT EVENING AS WE WATCHED THE SUNSET RIGHT IN FRONT OF US. MAGICAL!! :)”
CHECK OUT THIS CAMPING GEAR:)
The Victoria Butterfly Gardens have over 75 species (over 4,000 in population) of butterflies and moths that fly, eat and lay eggs freely inside the indoor facility. Visitors to the gardens can watch the nursery window and view the butterflies emerging from the chrysalis, which is around 400-700 emerging butterflies, per week, that are captive-bred and shipped by butterfly farms from Costa Rica, Malaysia and London, England.
The plants in the gardens are known as “host” and “food” plants for the butterflies. The “host plants” are used by butterflies to lay their eggs, outside of the nursery window. The “food plants” are used by butterflies to feed on, after they emerge from their chrysalis. However, some butterflies feed from the ‘feeding trays’, placed throughout the gardens. In the feeding trays, fermenting fruit is provided and the butterflies feed off of the naturally produced alcohol. Most frequently visiting the trays are usually blue morphos and owl butterflies. Some of the most commonly seen butterflies include the aforementioned blue morphos and owl butterflies, in addition to many members of the Helicon family of butterflies.
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”~ Winston Churchill