As I write this, it's April 2020 and much of society is distancing
and retreating amid the COVID-19 crisis. In our Vancouver
neighbourhood, you can almost see tumbleweeds rolling past
our favourite breakfast spots and coffee shops. Nature is
in bloom all around us though, and as the sun warms Vancouver,
we know it's working on Mountainside too, melting the snow.
As we get our upcountry stuff ready for the first visit of
the year, which we hope will be very soon, I wanted to show
you what we did last year during our voluntary self-isolation!
2019 was the rainiest year we've seen at Mountainside, bringing
lots of mud, mushrooms, and frogs. We enjoyed less sunshine
than in previous years, but were on the other hand spared
the scorching heat and threat of wildfires of the hottest
of those past years, which we still remember very well (and
here's a reminder of that here).
I like that every year is different, as challenging as that
can be for planning. I look forward to discovering what this
year will hold, and sharing it with you again in the cooler
Victoria & Richard, April 2020
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