Summer Moments – Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Cherry Picking in the Backyard

The cherry tree in our backyard is a popular hangout for birds and bugs who enjoy the tasty berries as much as we do! I wore gloves while picking the berries, as one too many hornets crawled on the berries!

Duck Pond

Visiting the duck pond behind our house, to feed the ducks has become a regular part of the daily routine. I’ve watched five of seven ducklings grow. Sadly, nature took two of the babies. These ducklings are now teenagers, blossoming into young adults as their wings grow.

Two of the adult ducks will eat from my hand. One of these two ducks is a bit of a bully. He gets a reprimand from me when he nips at other ducks, his response to this is a stare back at me as if saying, “And you are???”

Too funny!!!

Running with a Deer

I’m an avid runner. One evening, I came upon a deer. Not my first time while running, as deer are as much a part of the population of this small, coastal town as people. She noticed me as I noticed her. She watched me as I watched her – while taking these pictures as I ran towards her, not slowing my pace. She turned and ran ahead of me, as I followed along! It was a magical moment as it happened! She then turned into the woods, stopped and watched me as I passed…


Bald Eagles

There are many bald eagles here in Campbell River. They truly are magnificent birds, who just resonate with my very spirit and soul.

Every picture is a bit blurry, as I’m using my iPhone on zoom or my Canon camera with a very quick grab and shoot when an eagle suddenly appears.

Sunsets and Sunrises

Random Moments

With the end of July and the start of August, there are many more summer moments ahead!

S, 🌻

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Stephanie, this was such an uplifting post for me today! I have a HUGE smile on my face because you packed the post with so much love and JOY!!! I love your story about the ducks and the deer! I adore nature too and have had amazing experiences as well. I just have to write more posts about them and you’re inspiring me to do that so thank you! You sound sooo joyful and I”m too happy for you! Sending big hugs to you!! Keep posting! xo

    1. Sending you big hugs too!!!! I look forward reading your posts about nature!! 🦋🐬🐋🌳🌻🦅🦆🐎

  2. dvkenobie says:

    A time to stop and smell the roses. Moments like these remind me of the beauty around us that we mostly take for granted. We shouldn’t. Thank you, for a way to pause in time, to see and reflect. The cherries make my mouth water. DVK ❤️

    1. I certainly have the time to notice the small moments! My life here, while Michael is away working, is nothing but moment to moment! ❤️🙏🏻🌻

  3. dvkanobie says:

    Thank you for reminding me of the beauty and peace that surrounds us.
    Even in our new world of chaos and disorder, there is beauty and perfection everywhere.
    Thank you for the opportunity to stop and smell the roses.
    If your cheery tree were closer, there’d be no cherries. DV ❤️❤️❤️

    1. You and mom can come and pick cherries from the cherry tree we will plant on our new property in NS!! ❤️🍒🌳

  4. projectzachor says:

    Such a beautiful place to live, Stephanie! It’s been fun to experience Campbell River through your posts and pics. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks Bestie!!!! ❤️

  5. You must love living so close to nature…and pirates?! Great pictures! Maggie

    1. Thanks Maggie!!! The pirates are fun!! Arrrrgghhh!!!! 🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️

  6. mama says:

    Hi Sweetie, back on line! DV & I really enjoyed this blog! We could almost taste the Cherry’s 🍒 It must feel wonderful to realize the ducks ( love the direction stone to the pond )🦆🐥and deer🦌
    sense your positive/safe energy. From the magnificent Bald Eagle🦅
    to the sunset…I felt peaceful after reading this a few times. DV said you would make a good pioneer after reading this and you’re Kayaking😳 Blog.You are definatly one with nature! Love you lots mama 👵🏻💜and so happy for you.😍🤗💜💕

    1. It is great that you’re back mama! I missed you!!! Love all your comments and love you!! 🌻💛🌻💛🦅🦆🦌

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