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Irene L  Proud to call Lotusland my hometown. Cultural explorer: Love good food, good drink, good company & learning about the special places they come from.

A gorgeous Autumn day for a walk at Colony Farm Regional Park in Coquitlam on Saturday. Trees aflame against a brilliant blue sky, the aroma and crunch of fallen leaves under the warmth of autumnal sun.
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#autumn #fall #getoutside #bluesky #trees #colonyfarm #regionalparks #autumnleaves #coquitlam #coquitlamriver #explorecoquitlam

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the #MUJIMetrotownVscape
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Always love hearing the water splash its way over the fish ladder at Cariboo Dam. No salmon spotted today but should be in the next week or so that Chum return and make their way to spawn.
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#fishladder #cariboodam #fish #salmon #salmonspawning #brunetteriver #fraserriverwatershed

Mmmmmmmmarvelous mushrooms! An epic day of funghi spotting at Burnaby Lake today; I’ve never seen so many nor taken as many photos that I spent hours on one side of the Lake.
#mushrooms #mushrooms🍄 #champignons #fungi #funghi #burnabylake #burnabylakepark #burnabylakeregionalpark #getoutside #iloveithere #exploreburnaby

Finally made it to Regional Assembly of Text for their Letter Writing Club! I arrived shortly after the 7 pm start and all the seats at the typewriters were filled with people click clacking away, with the ring of a bell at the end of the line and rrrrrrrratchet of the return. Happy noises! While waiting for the next available spot, I had a quick browse around this shop and saw many beautiful things 😍. If you are looking for unique greeting cards, they produce their own and if you have a stationery lover in your gift list, you will have to check them out! They also have some fun monthly mail subscriptions you can sign up for.
When I finally got to sit down, this Royal awaited me. I can’t recall when the last time I sat in front of one, but was able to remember enough that I got through although it was funny to discover some machines didn’t have the number 1 or an exclamation mark! It felt odd to have to use so much pressure as I’m sure there are many of us who cringe at the loud keyboarder at the next cubicle! ⌨️
I typed up envelopes and wrote the first page of a letter to a certain snail mailer. I hope the recipients will forgive the mistakes. I then switched to an Olympia which was almost like the one I learned to type on (which my Mother gave away without asking me when she was downsizing😭). Now I really want a typewriter if my own.
It was a bit daunting as I felt like I had to type quickly as there were people waiting so my one letter was like a stream of consciousness...after several whiskies 😄.
Thanks to the Regional Assembly of Text for hosting this Letter Writing Club and Rebecca for answering my many questions. If you want to join the fun, it’s the first Thursday of every month, 7:00-9:30 pm. See you next time!
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#letterwriting #letterwritingclub #snailmail #typewriter #typewritten #analog #stationery #rubberstamp #happymail

When the weather turned to its regular Raincouver Autumn programme, I had this recipe in mind. Spotted on Twitter for World Marmite Day, this recipe for Sausages with Marmite Mash came from Sainsbury’s, a grocery chain in the UK. I served up with sherry sautéed mushrooms, peas and corn to get some more vegetables in.
https://www.sainsburysmagazine.co.uk/recipes/comfort/sausages-with-marmite-mash.
#homecooking #imadethis #homecook #bangers #mash #marmite #redfox #leicestercheese #homemade #sainsburys #sundaynightdinner #comfortfood #potato #onion #peas #corn #mushroom

So glad I got out to my happy place on Friday to enjoy the glorious Autumn sunshine especially now we have returned to our regular weather program. Four hours from late afternoon to dusk to do the 10 km loop to check on progress of volunteer stewardship work, new areas of native species, say hello to favourite trees, pat good dogs on walks, catch up with local photographers to find out about migration visitors, personal freak out over finally seeing the Mandarin Duck (pictures later), put on the park ambassador hat on and share my knowledge about the local birds and the park, and then notice the time to hustle on the north shore trail and make it back to my car before dark. Tired legs but a very happy heart.
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#iloveithere #getoutside #nofilter #burnabylake #burnabylakepark #burnabylakeregionalpark #exploreburnaby #sunset #bluesky #lake #autumn #autumndays #lake #trails #trees #piperspit #wetlands #turtlebeach #boardwalk #upatree #stillcreek #stillcreekbridge #beaverpond #mountainrange

House concert with Simon Kempston chez Todd .
#livemusic #houseconcert #simonkempston

I was at the back of this room I never I imagined I’d be in 😂😇😂but I managed to take a pic of what I assume was the old marquee of the theatre.
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#foxcinema #foxcabaret #foxcabaretvancouver #marquee #restricted #schmundayschmervice

One of the summer sounds I’ll miss the most is the happy buzzing of bees in the flowers. This quick shot was taken with my phone but I love how it shows the size difference between a honey bee and a fuzzy bumble bee 😍. It is still amazing to think there are over 40 species of bees in the lower mainland, with some being the size of a gnat, and they’re not all just yellow and black, like Mason bees. 🐝💛🐝🖤🐝💛🐝
#bees #🐝 #bee #pollinator #honeybee #bumblebee #lovebees #savethebees

Yay! Plans to get my aspiring bird nerd on this weekend and the rainy season ahead. Aiming to improve my bird ID skills going through this book that finally arrived today. Two extra awesome things:
1) Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) on cover - they are the mascot of beloved Burnaby Lake
2) Aptronym of consultant editor - David M. Bird, Ph.D.
I wonder how long it will be until the next edition with hopefully the Canada Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) will be Canada’s official bird! 🐦🐤🦆🦅🦉
#birdnerd #birdbook #drbird #professorbird

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