A Nature Miscellany (On a Vacant Lot)

Rev. Connell’s observations and reflections on some undeveloped urban/suburban natural spaces in and around Victoria 81 years ago and what he found growing there. From the Victoria Daily Colonist, June 2nd, 1940- This week I am bringing together a few isolated observations with little other thread or unity than their background in a very beautifulContinue reading “A Nature Miscellany (On a Vacant Lot)”

At Woodside by the Sea

“Some homes are destined for happy occasions, for large house parties and banquets, and any excuse at all for social entertainment with every guest entering into the festive spirit to ensure a jolly good time for all concerned”. Follow Rev. Connell to the historic farmhouse in Sooke, thus described by a contemporary writer, and thruContinue reading “At Woodside by the Sea”

“…And There Shall Be Snow”

In this article Connell recalls some of the “Big Snow” winters of his youth and various expeditions through the snowy landscape of rural and suburban Victoria. From the Victoria Daily Colonist, November 24, 1940. Despite all temporary and local discomforts there is a fascination about snow most of us never quite cease to feel. ChildrenContinue reading ““…And There Shall Be Snow””