Holiday Reflections

This past week Francis and I returned from Christmas with our family in Alberta. I haven’t flown for a good decade and you can see the return flight to the Pacific Coast was beautiful – though I used up so much carbon credit, or love miles as George Monbiot calls such a trip.

January 7, 2017 - A view of Comox Valley - my birth place.

January 7, 2017 – A view of Comox Valley – my birth place.


It's good to be back home safe on the ground on our beloved Vancouver Island.

It’s good to be back home safe on the ground on our beloved Vancouver Island.

As always, Francis has some wonderful holiday reflections and photos on her blog and you may find it enjoyable to check out about High River Alberta. We made the headlines in their local newspaper, so read on. To each of you, please take care in 2017. Peace and fellowship – Bruce.


Saint Benidict's Anglican Church (2), High River Alberta, Jan. 04, 2017 - bruce wtizel photo

Grandkids change so fast. The opportunity to reconnect with where they are in their lives is a precious one. We took Emma and Brit on a snowy outing to the High River Cemetery. More about why in a later blog. Emma was so excited to run between the gravestones and brush off the powdery snow so she could read the inscriptions. She is at that wonderful stage when the ability to read has clicked and she can’t wait to decipher the written word anywhere she finds it. The day was quite cold and when Brit headed back to the car, Emma looked disappointed. She told me, “I don’t want to leave.” I told her we would come back in the summer and spend as much time as she liked. She said, “Can I wear a dress?” I felt that would be perfectly fine.

High River Cemetery

A couple of snow angels visited…

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6 thoughts on “Holiday Reflections

  1. smiling to your beautifully
    reflected holiday
    family adventure, Bruce!
    wishing you an embrace
    by the nature
    close to you!
    tomorrow i’m off
    for my sierra xc ski holiday 🙂

    • It really was Janet. Having such a white Christmas was special and unique for both us and the grandkids – they had just moved to Alberta this summer. All the best to you in 2017. Lets hope and pray for moderation and caring throughout the world.

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