a day of celebration


 
Happy First Birthday to our beautiful grandson and a Happy Anniversary to his wonderful loving parents. We love them all to bits.❤️

reflections on the 4th of July

Pacific Spirit Park reflections today and some reflections on the 4th of July.

On today’s Independence Day for dear family and friends across the border I clearly need to educate myself more about their history this 4th of July, particularly after watching last night’s demonstration on Mt Rushmore and seeing the film of the stage show Hamilton last night. Saying “Happy Fourth of July” this year can only be said in the context of hoping for the change that’s needed in the year ahead.

canadart


 
What better way to spend Canada Day than painting in the studio with our Vancouver granddaughter. How lucky can anyone be to have two beautiful granddaughters who love to paint with their doting grandpa.❤️

Canada Day 2020


 
On this Canada Day we remember Abbigail Cowbrough and her five co-members of the Canadian Armed Forces who went down with their helicopter off the coast of Greece in April.

We also remember Emily Tuck murdered with so many others on that fateful day in Nova Scotia.

And of course we remember all those whose lives have been taken from us by Covid19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

But as we mourn them all this Canada Day we also say thank you, as we do every day, to all of our frontline heroes who have been there for us since the beginning. It is a Happy Canada Day for so many thanks to each and every one of them.

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almost home


 
Almost home after wonderful family time away and already looking forward to our next return visit. Can’t help but reflect on how lucky we are to have the health care leadership we have here in British Columbia that has made it possible, together with all those health care heroes that have been on the frontline for us all throughout. My heartfelt thanks to them all.🇨🇦

love, love, love


 
Always the best part of any visit is painting with the artist in residence and today’s rainbow couldn’t have been a better subject to paint.
 

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five long months


 
Oh the joy! After five long months we were able to travel to see our daughter and granddaughter again and enjoy the longest hugs that we have been dreaming about for so long. Tomorrow our beautiful granddaughter will be 5 and we are so happy that we will be able to celebrate her special day with her.