Saturday, 29 September 2012

pacific northwest

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First of all, enormous thank you/gros bisous to everyone who commented on the last post. I'll get back to you all individually, but in the meantime, I so appreciated not only people saying they hoped I'd keep blogging, but especially the writing encouragement in general.

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Most of my recent days have been urban and social, but last week my dad, my sister Morna and I went on a hike in Deep Cove, a sweet little village with stunning scenery (I would shoot myself from boredom if I lived there though). I love walking in the woods around Vancouver; the trees are towering and monumental and the views once you get out of them are stunning: city and water and sky and of course, more trees.

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Aaaand, Deep Cove is home to Honey's doughnuts, which as you might guess are made with honey and are so. good.

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I love the stillness of an overcast day and the pearly quality that grey light in Vancouver has, as opposed to the flat steeliness of cloudy days elsewhere.

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Picture of me by my dad

11 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Those doughnuts look delish! :D And I love hikes, I really miss going on them with my dad, brother and sister...
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Claire said...

Oh man, how good are those doughnuts! I forgot about them, thanks for the memory :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Claire: Oh god, they're unreal. I hadn't had one for years and I vaguely remembered that they were enormous and made me feel a bit sick, but I think I must have just eaten one on a full stomach that time because they are God's contribution to the doughnut world!

ZZ said...

Seems strange to me that Canadians would call that area the "northwest". I'd think it would be the "west" for you all.

Ashley said...

Overcast days in London have this insane, weighty presence. I've never experienced anything like it!

Looks like you're having a peaceful time with the fam. Gorgeous trees!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@ZZ: We refer to Vancouver as being on the West Coast, but the region as a whole is the Pacific Northwest, of North America. At least, I've always thought so.

Terri said...

I'd love to bite into one of those donuts! I wonder if you know Mater at Materfamilias--another blogger in Vancouver.

Norbyah said...

hi emily, i'm a little behind on my blog reading, so i'm just catching up with you. i know i'm late, but i do hope you work through your september issues in a way you'll feel good about them when you get to october (nearly here!)

sometimes taking a break to recharge and regain focus is just what's in order. it looks like you're doing just what you should with your family. and, those honey doughnuts....

hope to see a new post soon.
xo
n

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Oh man, those doughnuts look and sound divine. Honey doughnuts must exist elsewhere and I will try to track them down ;)

What a beautiful place to hike. The Pacific Northwest certainly boasts some breathtaking scenery. A friend of mine lived outside of Seattle for a few years and I really regret not visiting her there. And, I've always thought the trek from northern California up into British Columbia would be one heck of a road trip.

Monique said...

Good to see you smiling and enjoying some time in nature with your family. I have this dream of flying to California and then driving up to the Pacific Northwest. You are so lucky that you are from this region of the world...beautiful.

dusanabotswana said...

I love your description of the clouds, you always have the most wonderful descriptions that are so simple but so descriptive/not rambly like mine so I guess it's good you're a writer and I'm not.... anyway, wow. those trees are amazing and i love all the fun things your family seems to do together. looks like a beautiful cloudy day.