Some pics of our place (British Columbia)

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It all looks great - and ya just can't beat the look of those mountains in the background. Breathtakingly beautiful to a flat-lander like me!
 

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You really have a beautiful place there! Must be gorgeous in the winter with snow covered mountains! (I know, no snow talk in July!)
 

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It all looks great - and ya just can't beat the look of those mountains in the background. Breathtakingly beautiful to a flat-lander like me!
Yeah, it's beautiful around here. Of course, we all probably appreciate landscapes that are different from home... I've visually enjoyed vast flatlands planted to wheat as far as the eye can see (like in eastern Alberta and in Saskatchewan), or flattish cactus desert like I've explored some in Arizona. Contrast is a treat.
You really have a beautiful place there! Must be gorgeous in the winter with snow covered mountains! (I know, no snow talk in July!)
The mountains can be gorgeous here in winter, however in winter we do get quite a bit of low cloud, so often we can't see so much of the mountain ridges to east or west. But there are days in deep winter with clear sky and sunlight displaying the beauty of blanketed snow on the ridges.

By the way, the compliments on our place and location make me feel like a well-petted cat. Thanks!
 

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Our place is nestled down in the middle of forest. Half of our 8 acres is forest. So we love pictures of non-forest places! You are right, contrast is nice, but we still love our trees and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
 

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Your place is lovely and the view is amazing! I'd love to see those mountains in winter.
 

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@Joel_BC, beautiful pictures! We lived in Washington state for 8 years, and used to go to BC often (we had a good friend who was a dual citizen). We had a lot of fun "waaaaay back when" skiing Blackcomb and Whistler. It was fun to start in slop at the bottom of a ski run, take the lift literally up through the clouds, and end up above the clouds with tons of snow and big blue skies and sunshine. Then we'd ski down through the clouds... I would've never thought then that I'd be raising chickens now... :) Life is funny like that!
 

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@Joel_BC, beautiful pictures! We lived in Washington state for 8 years, and used to go to BC often (we had a good friend who was a dual citizen). We had a lot of fun "waaaaay back when" skiing Blackcomb and Whistler. It was fun to start in slop at the bottom of a ski run, take the lift literally up through the clouds, and end up above the clouds with tons of snow and big blue skies and sunshine. Then we'd ski down through the clouds... I would've never thought then that I'd be raising chickens now... :) Life is funny like that!
We have enough snow, and places to ski, in winter around here that we've never gone to Blackcomb/Whistler in winter. Besides, the winter highways can be formidable. But we drove there last fall and enjoyed it. It was kind of off-season, but there were a lot of high-tech mountain bikers using the lifts to get them up top and then let gravity pull them d o w n (swiftly)! They were not only wearing helmets and knee & elbow pads, but braces for their back & necks... it's a maimingly dangerous pastime otherwise.

Anyhow, we took the lift ride up, then went across on the peak-to-peak ride, feeling like birds when we looked down. There were hiking trails on both peaks with boulders and interesting plant life. It was great.
 

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We've been harvesting some things from the gardens. Here are preparations for some of the tomato sauce that's in the works these days. Roasted garlic and fine-chopped, sauteed onions are part of the recipe. The sauce gets canned and stored in our basement cold room.

Tomatoes for Sauce.JPG
 

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