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January, on the Pacific Northwest Coast, holds both Winter and Spring in its grasp. Some days show a Winter face and others foretell Spring. Check out the gardens for those crocus, snowdrop, and daffodil bulbs...tiny shoots are already poking up. Seedy Saturday events are underway. Every day is ...
Salt Spring encourages a spirit of entrepreneurship. Have you seen the evolution of Grace Point Square into an authentic artists locale? What about the recreation of the former Gasoline Alley? Wow...every newly created space is painted its own signature row, now. Adjacent to th...
Twelfth Night (January 6th...also known as Epiphany) brings to a close the English tradition of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Special menu, a special cake with a coin in it...discovery of the coin in your slice brings luck with it...and a putting away of seasonal decorations. January is a time o...
The English tradition of the 12 Days of Christmas begins on Christmas Eve and celebrates through to January 6 (Twelfth Night). The French tradition of Reveillon is celebrated on Christmas Eve. Canada is a bilingual country, with two founding traditions...English and French. This is a season of l...
Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands enjoy a microclimate known as "cool Mediterranean". Less precipitation and warmer temperatures are a hallmark of this area. Snow is infrequent, and when it does appear it doesn't last long (12 to 24 hours? Maybe a week, at higher elevations?). Vin...
We are easing out of early Fall into late Fall...leaves turn golden, red, brown...and drift across roads and pastures. The days are shorter. Fog can hold up some floatplane schedules. Wind storms can make ferry connections to the Lower Mainland slower. It's just one or two times...not a regular ...
Well, it's truly Fall now...the calendar says so. Days are shorter, and weather can shift between warm afternoons/almost summer to days that would better describe November. Fall on the Pacific Northwest Coast is a very appealing season...Salt Spring and the Southern Gulf Islands also enjoy this ...
Summer lasts till late September, looking at the calendar. Many people think the last days of August are really the start of a welcome to Fall. It's getting darker earlier, some Maple trees are starting to turn golden, the fields and orchards are in harvest-fruition mode...islanders are already ...
Do you have to be an artist to live happily ever after, on Salt Spring Island? However, an appreciation for the artistic mindset is a good idea. Artists (painters, sculptors, writers, fabric artists, ceramicists, actors, potters, musicians, dancers, poets...many creative voices) do br...
So many lovely properties on special Salt Spring Island...amazing choices, for property seekers. Ocean view? The island offers dramatic panoramic views...of ocean, islands, mountains. Some are pastoral, others forested, some are lots, others are acreages. Located the length and breadth of the is...

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