IWSG – May 2023 – Beautiful British Columbia

Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh created IWSG — because Alex understands we need a place to congregate, insecurity is part of our creative nature, and together we’re stronger.

On the first Wednesday of each month, you can write on any subject related to your writing journey or adopt the option of answering the month’s question. Either way, you’re in safe territory.

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IWSG’s Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and the hashtag is #IWSG.

Every month, a specific question is offered, which may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or a story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you struggle with something to say.

Remember, the question is optional!

May 3 question – When you are working on a story, what inspires you?

The awesome co-hosts for the May 3 posting of the IWSG are Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Meka James, Victoria Marie Lees, M Louise Barbour, and me.


Happy IWSG Wednesday, fellow IWSGers. Having just arrived back to our home five days ago, I’m helping dear husband fix our busted water lines and replace the hot water unit in our RV. Consequently, I won’t be answering this month’s question; but I will be one of your co-hosts. Please enjoy some photos of our trip from Abbotsford to our home in Cluculz Lake in central British Columbia. I should warn you — there are shots of the white stuff. Sorry.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Abbotsford, BC











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  1. Gorgeous scenery. What a wonderful place to live. Lucky you, Joylene!
    p.s. Sorry, I can’t “like” your posts these days. My computer has been doing this funny thing where I have to go to the host site and jump through all these hoops to like anything. I’ve figured out how to do it with WordPress sites but not the others. My apologies!

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  2. Lovely images! I think that’s the most snow I’ve seen all year. Glad to finally get my fix (grew up dealing with the “Lake Effect” in western NYS, so these snowless years feel so very wrong). Thank you for sharing.

  3. I’m so sorry that you had to deal with busted water pipes when you arrived home, Joylene. That’s my biggest worry whenever we’re gone. Terry and I fixing busted pipes and installing a new water heater would be a horror show ~ lol! Thanks for sharing your lovely province with us and that gorgeous deer. I also like to take photos from our car when we’re driving. The world is a fascinating place. I still love the white stuff, but I’m not as excited about the cold anymore. I’ve become a wimp! I hope May is all uphill from here on! Hugs and love to you!

  4. Wow, the landscape is so scenic and epic where you are, Joylene. Good luck with all the work to be done!

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  5. Your pictures are stunning. Thank you for sharing and good luck with your water lines. Thank you also for hosting IWSG this month!

  6. Truly inspiring photos, Joylene. Thank you so much for sharing these with your followers. Good luck with the pipes. I so understand needing to help Hubby with big home fixes. All best!

  7. Wow, you live in wonderful area surrounded by natural beauty and four-footed visitors. One of my favorite photos is the deer staring at the camera. I guess he’s wondering about these two-footed visitors.

    I’m sorry you were welcomed home with busted water pipes and busted hot water unit. Thank goodness your dear husband can fix it and you are there to help and probably hand him tools. At least that’s the way things were when we lived on the boat. Rick fixed and I fetched.

    Thanks for finding the time to co-host during your first week back.

    Lynn La Vita

  8. The white stuff is some of my favorite stuff! I’m from Georgia so forgive me when I get a bit overexcited about it 🙂 These photos are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for hosting this month!

  9. Nice photos. I love BC. When I was road show touring we used to play a number of towns–Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Prince George, and others. It was always one of my favorite parts of the tour. Such a beautiful area. Glad you were able to do those travels.


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