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1/29/20 1:55 P

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I have been out and about... I have so many scenery photos that are gorgeous, how to choose the few to post. Pushing through leg soreness, itís almost like camp after working several days 10 to 12 hour days.. ( one of the reasons why I did leave camp) My knee is not the issue.. it is the legs, both legs and when hobbling down a incline itís actually both knees, the left one ( surgery one) causing the more discomfort, but both are letting me know Iím not in my twenties.
Bird life and animal life abounds in and around Squamish BC Canada.. where I call home right now.
I hope I donít bother you or cause you to roll your eyes.. here Marty goes again...
I will try to choose .. letís journey together...
(( I must mention this was in the afternoon on Monday.. I had to go pick up my wife ( Noni) from work after my early morning birdwalk. ))


Roosevelt Elk
Looking very pregnant...

House Sparrow











( a favourite)


( another favourite)






But the real delight was seeing these


Then it was a stop at




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1/18/20 9:47 A

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Awesome describes it all right! All I see is flat prairie on my way to the grocery store, but that has its own beauty too. Except when it's freezing and snowing like yesterday. emoticon

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1/17/20 2:49 P

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This morning is so beautiful with the sun shining. Not walking except at the grocery store for an hour and spending too much money for food. The drive to and from the grocery store was awesome.


























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1/17/20 9:33 A

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A lot more snow than you're used to out on the coast. Hopefully, it won't last long.

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1/16/20 7:51 P

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Another day of -6 c .. mostly stayed in the warm car, however I did step out into the biting wind a couple of times. The sun came out after yesterdayís snow storm and so I just had to go out.
I hope you enjoy ..
Varied Thrush

Blue Heron

Downy Woodpecker

























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1/14/20 6:42 P

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Today it is -8c so I stayed in my car to stay warm








variety Thrush

Song Sparrow































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1/12/20 8:00 P

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Between Facebook and Instagram, I get inspired and out the door I go.
Sunday afternoon walk was chilly and wet. However this time I wore my rubber boots
Now Iíll share some of the things I seen.
Blue Heron

Mallard 🦆

Common Merganser

Bald Eagle 🦅

Stellar Jay

a squirrel in a hurry























hereís that hill I climbed Geocaching











Well hopefully you enjoy our little walk together



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1/11/20 6:57 P

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I was scrolling on my Instagram account and was inspired to get out and go for a short walk in spite of taking some prescribed pain medication. I took it very slow and easy.





Great Blue Heron

Mallards



Common Merganser







someoneís garden









every time I look at this ďhillĒ I remember climbing to the top to those towers to find a geocache



Iím glad I went for this short walk.. but I am also drawn back to remember my Dalhouise who walked this with me or over 8 years




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1/10/20 11:35 A

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Great pictures. Marty. especially the second last one! emoticon So many beautiful birds - such a joy to see.

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1/9/20 9:11 P

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Today I stopped at a Birding area I have never been too before ... Serpentine Wetlands Management Area. Surrey BC.




























Must fill the belly








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1/6/20 6:46 P

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Rain, snow flurries and very dark and gloomy skies makes for a decision to stay in.. the icing on the decision was this road we attempted to drive was one pothole to another pothole and I didnít want to damage our car so I turned around.













Lunch / Supper








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1/5/20 8:45 P

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I think you made the right choice Marty.....

Donna from Surrey, BC, Canada
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an art, but a habit. - Aristotle

It's only when you have the courage to step off the ledge that you'll realize you've had wings all along. Gail Lynne Goodwin
From my friend Besshale.....maintenance is as much work as losing but we get to do it in cuter clothes.


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1/5/20 8:37 P

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This afternoon I was going to have a nap, as I prepared to close the curtains because the sun was beaming brightly through the bedroom window, I came to my senses and decided to go for a walk instead.




I struggle with this section

my shoes are now a mess





American Dipper











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1/4/20 6:11 P

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Went for a short walk today.








as you see it was the brightest sunny day,

walked with friends who are dog sitting Ralph

. Noni






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12/29/19 8:02 P

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In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone.

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12/29/19 4:26 P

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Times moves on.. emptied Momís room on Saturday and must go to Surrey BC on Tuesday to sign papers and identify her body so that the funeral home can proceed.

Still with that all in my head - I stop and look around me assured that I belong to the Creator of all that is seen and unseen. His love and Mercy and Judgements are right and true, He does nothing poorly or wrong nor unkind .
I am His and He is mine.. Jesus Christ the Son of God..













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12/27/19 3:08 P

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So sorry to hear the news of your mom's passing, Marty. Take care

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12/27/19 11:34 A

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My condolences to you and your family Marty. This is a very hard time I know.

Itís all part of life, just not the easy part. Hugs to you

Donna from Surrey, BC, Canada
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an art, but a habit. - Aristotle

It's only when you have the courage to step off the ledge that you'll realize you've had wings all along. Gail Lynne Goodwin
From my friend Besshale.....maintenance is as much work as losing but we get to do it in cuter clothes.


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12/27/19 11:00 A

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Goodbye Mom..
I was phoned at 2:58am by the Registered Nurse where my Mom lived. She has passed away.
My wife and I went and sat with her for awhile longer. Now her body is on the way to be cremated, never to be seen by us or family again.
Sometime next spring weíll travel from BC to Kingston Ontario for a celebration of life and a final burial.
Already some of her friends and family are saying finally she will come back home.
She regretted her move to BC but for health reasons could not return.







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12/26/19 10:19 P

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Marty most of us know what you are going through. It is so hard to see the ones we love going through this. Hugs to you during this difficult time.

Donna from Surrey, BC, Canada
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an art, but a habit. - Aristotle

It's only when you have the courage to step off the ledge that you'll realize you've had wings all along. Gail Lynne Goodwin
From my friend Besshale.....maintenance is as much work as losing but we get to do it in cuter clothes.


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12/26/19 7:07 P

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Red Tail Hawk ?

Northern Flicker

snow top mountain





Mom.. yesterday she seemed to be a goner, but today she is conscious again and breathing deeply.. yo-yo .. everyday I donít know what to expect when I walk through her room door.
Palliative care nurse says this is often the case..
so hard as this is all new to me..

In remembrance




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12/24/19 4:37 P

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emoticon 2019 sure was a year of challenges for you, Marty, and still not over by the sounds of it. Saying good-bye to the ones we love is especially difficult. Take each day as it comes and don't be afraid to ask for support. Take care.

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12/24/19 3:33 P

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This has been quite a year for you Marty. I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. You were very blessed to have her so long.
I am happy to hear you have had your knee replacement. You were suffering from that for awhile
Letís hope 2020 is a better year for all of us.

Edited by: LYNCHD05 at: 12/24/2019 (20:30)
Donna from Surrey, BC, Canada
Pacific time
EL leader, Fall 2019 5% Challenge
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an art, but a habit. - Aristotle

It's only when you have the courage to step off the ledge that you'll realize you've had wings all along. Gail Lynne Goodwin
From my friend Besshale.....maintenance is as much work as losing but we get to do it in cuter clothes.


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12/24/19 1:02 P

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Well here it is again the beginnings of a new year.
2019, was not so good
Circumstances led me not to return to Camp Summit,
I had to put my Dalhouise down after 16 years of being together
My mother is in palliative care just waiting to die as I write this
I had the long waited knee surgery, Iím still off work because of that.
And so here we are .. Christmas Eve 2019 ..




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