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Writer's Quote Wednesday: Looking for Loneliness

We should all be as fortunate as Carl Sandburg in choosing a place to live out our final years. At the age of 67, Sandburg, who had spent much of his life in the Midwest, moved with his wife Lilian and their grown children to Connemara, a rural estate in North Carolina. 440 more words

Reflection

Solitude: "I went to the woods . . ."

“I’m doomed!” I thought as I saw the cars. Freed of responsibility for the afternoon, I had driven to Flat Rock in search of solitude.  I’d never seen more than half a dozen cars in the parking lot on previous visits to the… 1,274 more words

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The Fisgard Lighthouse

At the entrance of Esquimalt harbour near Victoria on Vancouver Island, stands a red and white brick structure which once acted as a beacon for the British Royal Navy’s Pacific Squadron known as the Fisgard Lighthouse National Historical Site. 478 more words

British Columbia

Return to Connemara

Smooth as silent glass

Water bends beneath webbed feet

Darkness rims the day

Weekly photo challenge: Refraction

Haiku and photos by Sandi Fleming, October 2014… 117 more words

Reflection

Xa:ytem Historical Site and the Hatzic Rock

Situated on 18 acres, just east of Mission, is a site believed to be one of the oldest yet found in British Columbia, dating to somewhere between 5,000 – 9,000 years old; which, if it does end up belonging to that outer date, would mean that it was constructed within only a few thousand years of the first human arrival in North America.   485 more words

History

The Fort Langley Storehouse: BC's Oldest Surviving European Structure

In a way, today’s post is an extension of the one from Tuesday on the National Historic Site of Fort Langley.  While the site today is actually located on different land from its historical site and the majority of the buildings are newer constructions then those built at the fort’s inception in 1827 there is one building there that deserves special attention. 369 more words

History

The HBC - Fort Langley

This former trading post of the Hudson’s Bay Company was constructed in 1827, 4 km to the northwest of where the historic site of Fort Langley is located today; the original site was renamed ‘Derby’ in 1858 and is now used as farmland. 531 more words

British Columbia