Not All Sundays, But Certainly All Fundays

On the last day of June, Hubby and I took advantage of one of those two for one deals to take a trip to the Kamloops Wildlife Park.

We left early that morning, and the two-hour drive was lovely in the sunshine. Needless to say, we immediately got lost in Kamloops. In fact, I can’t remember a time when we haven’t gotten lost in that small city.

We arrived at the park in time for the grizzly bear feeding. I envisioned them tearing away at chunks of raw meat, but reality is far different. Staff actually hide the food – salmon, berries, veggies – all over the enclosure, and then release the bears to hunt for it, much as they do in the wilderness.

1 Grizzlies, Kamloops Wildlife Park 2 Grizzlies, Kamloops Wildlife Park 3 Grizzlies, Kamloops Wildlife Park


The Birds of Prey Exhibit holds many winged hunters, including this great grey owl.

4 Great Grey Owl, Kamloops Wildlife Park

A red-tailed hawk.

5 Red tailed hawk, Kamloops Wildlife Park

The bald eagles and golden eagles share the same enclosure, but they’re not real chummy. When a golden eagle invaded the bald eagles’ side for a drink of water, a noisy ruckus ensued.

8 Golden Eagles, Kamloops Wildlife Park

6 Bald Eagle, Kamloops Wildlife Park 9 Golden Eagle, Kamloops Wildlife Park

7 Bald Eagle, Kamloops Wildlife Park

I obviously don’t measure up well with a bald eagle.

10 Kamloops Wildlife Park

The Bactrian Camels were snoozy in the sunshine.

11 Bactrian Camel, Kamloops Wildlife Park 12 Bactrian Camels, Kamloops Wildlife Park

The Llama was snoozy in the shade.

12a Llama, Kamloops Wildlife Park

Snoozy seemed to be the theme of the day.

We tried twice to find the elusive Kermode Bear, but the closest we got to seeing him with through the camera’s zoom.

14 Kermode Bear, Kamloops Wildlife Park

Bighorn sheep

13 Bighorn sheep, Kamloops Wildlife Park

Rocky Mountain Elk

15 Rocky Mtn Elk, Kamloops Wildlife Park 16 Rocky Mtn Elk, Kamloops Wildlife Park

The cougars and lynx were disappointing no-shows, and we only caught a glimpse of a moose lying down.

24 Moose, Kamloops Wildlife Park

The two grey wolves reminded me of large dogs. What handsome creatures.

17 Grey wolf, Kamloops Wildlife Park 18 Grey wolf, Kamloops Wildlife Park

A park employee roused the black bears with the promise of snacks. The female woke up first and headed to the pond in search of apples.

19 Black bears, Kamloops Wildlife Park 20 Black bears, Kamloops Wildlife Park

When the larger male arrived, the female backed away.

21 Black bears, Kamloops Wildlife Park 22 Black bears, Kamloops Wildlife Park

My first close encounter with a coyote. Kinda cute.

23 Coyote, Kamloops Wildlife Park

The peacock was strutting its stuff, as peacocks tend to do.

25 Kamloops Wildlife Park

I flushed this little marmot out from under a cart and he rushed to ‘hide’ in the corner, keeping an eye on me through the reflective window. Clever fellow.

26 Marmot, Kamloops Wildlife Park

Our three-hour visit ended in the discovery centre, where this adorable little burrowing owl lives.

27 Burrowing Owl, Kamloops Wildlife Park

We took Roxy to Kelowna’s Waterfront Park the next day for Canada Day festivities. And mini-donuts!

28 Canada Day 28a

I was thrilled to get a glimpse of the baby osprey, and even more pleased that my crappy little camera sort of captured a shot of one.

29 Ospreys, Rotary Marsh 30 Ospreys, Rotary Marsh

The first Sunday Funday in July was especially fun because our daughter-in-law and Daisy joined us for a hike up the Boucherie Rush Trail. Mount Boucherie, the nub of an ancient volcano, is on the west side of Okanagan Lake, and this was our first time exploring it.

31 Mount Boucherie Rush Trail

At approximately seven kms, roundtrip, and with an elevation change of 274 metres, the Boucherie Rush is almost twice as long as Knox’s Apex Trail with a similar change in elevation. I prefer the leisurely switchbacks over Apex’s steeper route.

34 Mount Boucherie Rush Trail

Daisy loves to lead the way.

32 Daisy, Mount Boucherie Rush Trail

Impressive lake views were plentiful.

33 Mount Boucherie Rush Trail 46 Mount Boucherie Rush Trail

Volcanic rock lined the trail, a reminder of this mountain’s origins.

37 Mount Boucherie Rush Trail 44 Mount Boucherie Rush Trail 45 Mount Boucherie Rush Trail


Refreshment break

36 Daisy getting a drink, Mount Boucherie Rush Trail

Shannon Lake

38 Mount Boucherie Rush Trail

Okanagan Lake, looking northward

39. Mount Boucherie Rush Trail

Summit of Rush Trail, looking east and south. It was cool to view Okanagan Mountain, where we’d hiked the week prior, from across the lake.

40 Mount Boucherie Rush Summitt 41 Mount Boucherie Rush Summitt

Daisy posed for this picture all by herself. So adorable.

42 Mount Boucherie Rush Trail

Going down was as easy as going up.

43 Mount Boucherie Rush Trail

Yes, I shared lick or two of my cone afterward.

47 Daisy enjoying an ice cream cone

We set off the next Sunday in search of great lake views, choosing to explore Stephen Coyote Ridge. This area, located not far from the landfill in Glenmore, is classified as a conservation park and has no marked trails, which made me a little nervous. Not wanting to end up as a rescue story on the Five O’Clock News, Hubby left the occasional blue breadcrumb to mark our way.

51 Stephens Coyote Ridge

With no clear directions, we wandered here and there, and here again, enjoying the peacefulness and variety of trails, but never did stumble across any lake views.

48 Stephens Coyote Ridge 52 Stephens Coyote Ridge 53 Stephens Coyote Ridge 55 Stephens Coyote Ridge 56 Stephens Coyote Ridge 57 Stephens Coyote Ridge


When thunder rumbled overhead and the sky began to darken, we headed back to the car.

58 Storm clouds coming, Stephens Coyote Ridge

On the way home, we happened across a road sign for Robert Lake Regional Park and decided on a detour to check it out. An incredibly picturesque spot, Robert Lake is a salt flat and home to several species of birds.

59. Robert Lake Reg Park 60 Robert Lake Reg Park

We saw a few ducks and lots of Canada Geese.

61 Robert Lake Reg Park 62 Robert Lake Reg Park 63 Geese, Robert Lake Reg Park 64 Geese, Robert Lake Reg Park


I thought these little guys were sandpipers, but they’re called Wilson’s Phalarope. Cute, anyway.

66 Wilson's Phalarope, Robert Lake Reg Park 67 Wilson's Phalarope, Robert Lake Reg Park 68 Wilson's Phalarope, Robert Lake Reg Park


Summer’s flying by, but stay tuned for more Sunday Fundays in the coming weeks.

Discovering a Turtle Sanctuary and Reaching Majestic Heights…

Hubby and I had never been to Kelowna’s Wilden area before, so on a comfortably cool and sunny Sunday Funday in June we took our grandpuppy, Daisy, to check it out. Not certain where to go, we happened across the Hidden Lake trail. What an unexpected delight!

1 Hidden Lake 3 Hidden Lake

The trail follows Hidden Lake to Still Pond.

6 Still Pond 7 Still Pond

Look close. A log absolutely covered with turtles!

3a Still Pond 4 Still Pond

In fact, turtles were sunning themselves on every available log and rock. I’ve never seen so many turtles in one place.

5 Still Pond 5a Still Pond

We took a path up from Still Pond, hoping for a viewpoint, but it led back into the community.

8 Still Pond

Besides the turtles, the two ponds are teeming with feathered friends.

Yellow headed blackbird

2 Hidden Lake

American Coot and babies

9 Hidden Lake

This colourful guy is a Ruddy Duck

9a Still Pond

As we were leaving Hidden Lake, I spotted another log, loaded with even more turtles. Wow!

10 Hidden Lake

Back at the car, Daisy lapped up a refreshing drink of water.

11 Thirsty Daisy

We then investigated another trail, eventually ending up above Blair Pond.

12 Blair Pond

The steep path didn’t bother Hubby (or Daisy) but I had to carefully pick my way down.

13 Wilden 14 Wilden

We’d set out in search of stellar views, and instead found some enchanting ones. The stellar views came a week later…

On the last Sunday Funday in June, we tackled Okanagan Mountain. Boulder Trail started out easy enough, with plenty of beautiful vistas.

15. Boulder Trail, Okanagan Mountain Park 16. Boulder Trail, Okanagan Mountain Park 17. Boulder Trail, Okanagan Mountain Park


Soon, the trail became both steep and eroded.

18 Boulder Trail, Okanagan Mountain Park

Okanagan Mountain Park stretches along the east side of Okanagan Lake, between Naramata and Kelowna. In 2003, a ferocious wildfire roared through the park, leaving utter devastation in its path, destroying 238 homes in Kelowna, along with twelve historic trestles in Myra Canyon. Thirteen years later, the aftermath of that brutal fire still remains.



20 Boulder Trail, Okanagan Mountain ParkAfter climbing a short distance, we descended into the Deeper Creek ravine.

21 Boulder Trail, Okanagan Mountain Park 22 Bridge over Deeper Creek, Okanagan Mountain Park

Deeper Creek was actually not very deep.

23 Deeper Creek, Okanagan Mountain Park 24 Deeper Creek, Okanagan Mountain Park

The most challenging section of Boulder Trail ascends the ravine on the other side of Deeper Creek. We climbed straight up for half a kilometre. The entire time, I kept thinking about negotiating my way back down again. Yikes!

25 Steep trail bordering ravine, Boulder Trail, Okanagan Mountain Park

A scenic spot to catch our breath and have a snack.

26 Boulder Trail, Okanagan Mountain Park 27 Stopping for lunch, Boulder Trail, Okanagan Mountain Park

The incredible views kept getting better.

28 Boulder Trail, Okanagan Mountain Park

More stark evidence of the ‘03 wildfire.

29. Burnt trees from 2003 fire, Okanagan Mountain Park 30 Burnt trees from 2003 fire, Okanagan Mountain Park

Slow but sure signs of regrowth.

31 Seedling amongst burnt trees from 2003 fire, Okanagan Mountain Park

As we hiked by a house-sized boulder, I mused that if our adventurous middle son was here, he’d want to climb that rock to see what he could see. Moments later, we were scaling that massive beast and this is what we saw!

33 Okanagan Lake from Okanagan Mountain Park

The trail grew steep again as we cleared the junction with CN Trail and neared the viewpoint.

34 Boulder Trail, Okanagan Mountain Park

Almost there!

35 Boulder Trail, Okanagan Mountain Park

Best seats in the house for lunch.

37 Lunch at Boulder Trail viewpoint, Okanagan Mountain Park 38 Lunch at Boulder Trail viewpoint, Okanagan Mountain Park

Heading down to marvel at the panoramic lake views.

39 Boulder Trail viewpoint, Okanagan Mountain Park

Looking northwest, Gellatly area and Mount Boucherie on the left, Knox Mountain and city of Kelowna on the right.

40 Boulder Trail viewpoint, Okanagan Mountain Park

West Kelowna (Westbank)

41 Boulder Trail viewpoint, Okanagan Mountain Park

Southwest, toward Peachland

41a Boulder Trail viewpoint, Okanagan Mountain Park

Soaking it all in and feeling quite accomplished.

42 Boulder Trail viewpoint, Okanagan Mountain Park

Didn’t feel quite as accomplished as I hunted for the rock I’d set my poles and bag on.

43 Looking for my trekking poles, Boulder Trail viewpoint, Okanagan Mountain Park

Found them!

44 Found my trekking poles, Boulder Trail viewpoint, Okanagan Mountain Park

Back down, we went.

45 Boulder Trail, Okanagan Mountain Park

Descending the steep trail bordering Deeper Creek ravine was as difficult as I’d feared. I fell a time or two, luckily escaping with only a few scrapes and bruises. Without my surefooted hubby’s helping hand, I might’ve been in worse trouble, especially when a tumble off the path could result in a fall down a deep ravine. Note to self: buy footwear with more aggressive tread.

46 Boulder Trail, Okanagan Mountain Park

At approximately seven kilometres, round-trip, and an elevation sharply rising 300 metres, Boulder Trail was a challenging, exhilarating hike, and I’m so glad I experienced it.

That hike may have been the pinnacle of our Sunday Fundays, but there are plenty more to come…

Funky Camels & Gorgeous Lake Views, As Sunday Fundays Continue…

We spent our mid-May Sunday Funday at the Calgary Zoo. Hubby hadn’t visited that zoo since 1993 and, before that, way back in 1978. It’s changed (and improved) immensely over the years.

One of my favourite additions is the penguin exhibit.


1 Humbolt Penguins, Calgary Zoo

2 Humbolt Penguins, Calgary Zoo


3 Empire Penguins, Calgary Zoo


4 Macaroni Penguins, Calgary Zoo

The robotic dinosaurs in the recently updated Dinosaur Park totally impressed us.

5 Calgary Zoo

The massive Brontosaurus is a longstanding fixture at the zoo. Here’s Hubby in front of it in 1978. (Can’t believe my terrible picture-taking skills!!)

6 Calgary zoo

My boys and friends on a rainy day in 1993. (At least I got the dino head in that shot)

6a Calgary Zoo

And Hubby again, this year. (Only missing the tail this time)

6b Calgary Zoo

We were wildly excited to view the mama gorilla and her very new baby. I got a good video of them, but they’re barely discernible in my photos through the glass.

7 Momma & baby Gorilla, Calgary Zoo

A month later, my nephew captured this adorable shot of the two outside, which he’s kindly allowed me to share. Thanks, Ty!

7a Momma & baby Gorilla, Calgary Zoo

It seemed most of the animals were moulting or napping, and some were moulting while napping.

Funky Camel

8 Moulting camel, Calgary Zoo

Sleeping Tiger

9 Sleeping tiger, Calgary Zoo

Lazy Yak

10 Yak, Calgary Zoo

Relaxing Bighorn Sheep

17 Bighorn Sheep, Calgary Zoo

Drowsy Snow Leopards

11 Snow Leopards, Calgary Zoo

At least the bears were active.

Yearling black bear cub.

12 Black bear cub, Calgary ZooOne of the black bears is albino.

13 Black bears & albino, Calgary Zoo

When the male grizzly noticed the smaller female had a cob of corn, he decided he wanted it.

14 Grizzly Bear steals the other's corn, Calgary Zoo

The female grizzly immediately backed off.

15 Grizzly Bear watches the other eat its corn, Calgary Zoo

Wouldn’t want to mess with these lethal claws.

16 Grizzly Bear's huge claws, Calgary Zoo

The little gophers provided entertainment.

18 Calgary Zoo

On our drive home from Alberta, we stopped at the Sicamous Creek Waterfalls trail. It wasn’t a Sunday, but I’m still counting it as a Funday.

19 Sicamous Creek Waterfall Trail 20 Sicamous Creek Waterfall Trail 21 Sicamous Creek Waterfall Trail 22 Sicamous Creek Waterfall Trail 23 Sicamous Creek Waterfall Trail


Having just returned from a trip, we were busy at home the next Sunday (lucky we’d had two outings the previous week), and we also missed the following Sunday because neither the weather nor I were at our best.

Our first Sunday Funday in June, we followed one of the Mission Creek Park trails on the south side of the creek. To my delight, we came across a turtle pond.

24 Turtle Pond 31 Turtle Pond

An idyllic setting, we spotted lots of little turtles, sunning and swimming.

25 Turtle Pond 27 Turtle Pond 29 Turtle Pond


Cute waterfowl, too.

26 Turtle Pond 28 Turtle Pond 30 Turtle Pond


We then took the Sutherland Hills Loop.

32 Sutherland Hills Loop 34 Sutherland Hills Loop

It was a gentle, scenic walk, although the vast amount of poison ivy growing right along the trail was disconcerting.

33 Poison Ivy

I’ve hiked from the bottom parking area of Knox Mountain, then over to Paul’s Tomb (2.75 kms with an elevation change of 190 metres) and I’ve hiked from the first viewpoint to the upper viewpoint (1.28 kms with an elevation change of 170 metres).

My next Sunday Funday challenge was to hike from the bottom of the Apex Trail all the way to the top (1.78 kms with an elevation change of 260 metres). And I made it!

Okanagan Lake looking south.

35 Knox Mtn

Okanagan Lake looking north.

36 Knox Mtn

I did have to stop a time or two to catch my breath, and try not to woof my cookies – which thankfully I didn’t.

37 Knox Mtn

Hubby, the machine, was barely winded when we reached the top.

37a Knox Mtn

Looking at Dilworth Mountain Park, with the Sexsmith area in the background.

38 Knox Mtn

We walked down using the paved road, as it’s easier on Hubby’s knees. Roadside view of Okanagan Lake (and Kelowna) looking south.

39 Knox Mtn

The first viewpoint as seen from the road.

40 Knox Mtn

The same viewpoint from further down the road.

41 Knox Mtn

While not particularly ‘fun’, I did enjoy the challenge, and it was lovely being in the great outdoors with spectacular vistas at every turn.

Speaking of spectacular vistas, you won’t believe what’s still to come as Sunday Fundays continues.

Spectacular Fintry Falls and More Sunday Funday Photos

Happy Canada Day and Fourth of July! Hope everyone had/is having a safe and fun weekend.

Picking up where I left off with our weekly Sunday Fundays…

Hard to believe, but I’d never been to Fintry before our visit in mid-April. Fintry is located about 30 kms down the infamous Westside Road on the northwest side of Okanagan Lake. Westside Road is known for being winding and narrow, and for its breathtaking vistas.

1 Lake Okanagan

I did quite well with the whole windy road with no shoulders situation (of course I wasn’t driving) until right around the Fintry Delta Road turnoff. Being so close to the edge of the road, with such a large drop-off below, actually made me hyperventilate just a tad.

The Fintry Trail starts just beyond these historical farm buildings, which includes a unique octagonal dairy barn.

1a Dairy barn @ Fintry Prov Park

There are approximately 400 stairs to the top of the falls, but they’re interspersed with viewing platforms and a relatively level trail, making the ascent less of a challenge.

2 Fintry Prov Park

We soon could hear a mighty rumble, which quickened our steps in anticipation. We were told the Shorts Creek Falls can dwindle to little more than a trickle by August, making us feel lucky to experience it in such a magnificent state.

3 Falls @ Fintry Prov Park 4 Falls @ Fintry Prov Park 5 Falls @ Fintry Prov Park

I wish my photos could do justice to the powerful early spring runoff.

6 Falls @ Fintry Prov Park 6a Falls @ Fintry Prov Park 6b Shorts Creek @ Fintry Prov Park


Mist saturated the air and we couldn’t stay near the falls for long without getting quite wet, yet I wanted to linger because the sight and sound was so amazing.

7 Water mist @ Fintry Prov Park

Glimpses of the lake and land below were lovely, as well.

8 Lake Okanagan from Fintry 9. Lake Okanagan from Fintry 11 Fintry Prov Park


We climbed above the falls, and when we circled back, we had great views looking down.

10 Trail above  falls @ Fintry Prov Park 12 Fintry Prov Park

That’s Hubby on the lookout platform below.

13 Fintry Prov Park

An already near-perfect day got even better when we encountered bighorn sheep on the way back home. They’re a common sighting along Westside Road, but I’d never had the opportunity to cross paths with them before.

16 Bighorn sheep on Westside Rd 18 Bighorn sheep on Westside Rd 19 Bighorn sheep on Westside Rd 20 Bighorn sheep on Westside Rd


We also saw some deer. I was in wildlife-sighting heaven.

21 Deer on Westside Rd 22 Deer on Westside Rd

For our last Sunday Funday outing in April, we took a quiet stroll through Dilworth Mountain Park. In the spring, the park boasts stunning fields of blooming Arrow Leaf Balsam Root, which happens to be Kelowna’s official flower.

23 Dilworth Mountain Park 24 Dilworth Mountain Park 25 Dilworth Mountain Park 25a Dilworth Mountain Park


Situated above the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, Dilworth Mountain Park offers panorama views of the golf course and city.

26. Dilworth Mountain Park 27 Dilworth Mountain Park 28 Dilworth Mountain Park 29 Dilworth Mountain Park


Back in April, when we explored the Oyama Isthmus, we decided to return to bike the length of the Pelmewash Parkway, an eight kilometre stretch of road that used to be part of Highway 97.

31 Pelmewash Parkway

The road is relatively flat and runs along Woods Lake.


32 Pelmewash Parkway 33 Pelmewash Parkway

We thought it’d be a relaxing, safe place to bike (I’m not an experienced cyclist), but we didn’t realize vehicle traffic would be so heavy. With narrow shoulders (non-existent in places) and drivers ignoring the 50 K speed limit, the short ride got my heart rate up in more ways than one. Still, it was a beautiful start to May, and we were happy to be out enjoying it for Hubby’s birthday.

34 Pelmewash Parkway 35 Pelmewash Parkway

I actually had children to spend Mother’s Day with this year. We took one of my favourite strolls to Paul’s Tomb on Knox Mountain.

36 Paul's Tomb

Roxy reluctantly posed for a photo once we got there.

37 Paul's Tomb

My handsome brown-eyed boy and beautiful daughter-in-law (and Daisy!) were much more cooperative.

38 Paul's Tomb 39 Paul's Tomb

We capped the stroll off with a stop at Rotary Marsh to check out the Osprey nest. The babies weren’t visible, but the adult ospreys put on an aerial show before landing on their nest.

41 Waterfront park

We’ve had plenty of adventures since then and I’ll be back to share more photos one day soon.

Popping In To Share Some Sunday Funday Photos

Hubby and I have always enjoyed combining exercise and fun with the exploration of our beautiful province. We’ve hiked, biked, strolled and kayaked through some exceptional scenery. This year, our priority is to seek out a different local gem every weekend.

On a warm, sunny day at the end of March, we kicked off Sunday Funday by taking Roxy and our grandpuppy, Daisy, to the waterfalls at Mill Creek Regional Park. Our oldest son and daughter-in-law had their wedding photos taken at that picturesque spot, but for some reason, in all the years we’ve lived here, Hubby and I had never made it out there.

We enjoyed a pleasant stroll along a gurgling creek.

1 Mill Creek Park


3 Daisy & Roxy, Mill Creek Park 4 Mill Creek Park

Being so early in the season, the waterfall was rather gentle.

5 Mill Creek Park

Roxy, my wee blind princess, wasn’t too keen on being put on the ground for a photo.

6 Roxy, Mill Creek Park

Daisy, on the other hand, is an enthusiastic little hiker.

7 Daisy, Mill Creek Park

We didn’t venture off the main trail (which isn’t strenuous, with a gentle elevation and few stairs), or go much beyond the waterfalls. Perhaps we’ll go back one day to see if other parts of the trail prove more challenging.

8 Daisy, Mill Creek Park - Copy 9 Daisy, Mill Creek Park 10 Daisy, Mill Creek Park


The following weekend brought us to the Oyama Isthmus between Woods and Kalamalka Lakes.

Woods Lake

11 Woods Lake 12 Woods Lake

The isthmus will one day be part of the new Okanagan Rail Trail. CN Rail is currently doing remedial work on the area, such as removing the track ties.

13 Woods Lake

I’ve often wondered how many steps we log on our various outings, so picked up a free step counter from Special K. It’s too big for my wrist, but works well on my ankle. Hubby thinks it looks like I’m wearing an electronic monitoring device. Oh well.

14 Step counter works on ankle

Kaloya Park is a little gem located on the Kal Lake side of the isthmus.

15. Kaloya Park, Kal Lake 16. Kaloya Park, Kal Lake

A path circles the entire park, and I wish we’d walked more than just a small part of it. Up above is a grassed area, perfect for picnics.

17 Kaloya Park, Kal Lake

This little cove is beyond gorgeous, and we intend to explore it with the kayak later this summer.

18 Kaloya Park, Kal Lake 19 Kaloya Park, Kal Lake

We spent our second Sunday Funday in April at Glen Canyon Greenway on the Westside.

Powers Creek

20 Powers Creek, Glen Canyon Greenway 24 Powers Creek, Glen Canyon Greenway

Most of the greenway trail is gentle and meandering, and the inclines have sturdy stairs.

22 Glen Canyon Greenway

21 Glen Canyon Greenway 25 Powers Creek, Glen Canyon Greenway

We had great views of the waterfalls from the bridge crossing Powers Creek.

26 Waterfalls at Powers Creek, Glen Canyon Greenway 27 Waterfalls at Powers Creek, Glen Canyon Greenway 28 Waterfalls at Powers Creek, Glen Canyon Greenway 30 Waterfalls at Powers Creek, Glen Canyon Greenway


There are more trails up above the bridge, but we only took a quick peek before making our way back across.

31 Glen Canyon Greenway

What a great and varied start to our weekly outings. I’ll share more Sunday Funday photos in the weeks to come, as the fun continues to roll along all summer long.

Off To Enjoy Summer…

As I did last year, I’m putting my blog on summer hiatus until September.


If I have anything exciting to share regarding my writing, I’ll pop in with an update. And if I’m feeling really energetic, I might post the occasional Sunday Funday photo.


Have a wonderful, safe and happy summer. Wear sunscreen and hug your loved ones every chance you get.


Visual Effects Virtual Book Tour, Week Five

This is the final set of links to some of the interviews I did while on Visual Effects’ virtual book tour last month.

I wrote an article for Lisabet’s post, rather than doing an interview. It talks about why my dream to write got put in the trunk and what happened when I finally took it out.

Lisabet Sarai

Angela Hayes

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about me, my writing process and, of course, Visual Effects.