Li's Blog: A fallow field moment...

A fallow field moment...

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?).

Vineyards/wineries, olive grove, craft brewery/organic hops, cidery (lots of heirloom orchards on Salt Spring), and foodie largesse from local farms (organic is the word, here...enjoy the produce at the Saturday Market and the Tuesday Farmers Market, in the season, plus at many farmgate stands)...the soft climate supports it all.

When it does snow, though, Islanders take photos...the rarity delivers a different kind of beauty.

The purpose of winter? I call it the fallow field moment...on the surface, it looks severe. Below ground, the roots are busy prepping for Spring's eruption.

So...we need to be looking forward, too, in this "resting" late fall/winter season.



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Comment balloon 10 commentsLi Read • November 17 2017 09:52PM


Hi Li Read in my neck of the world, the snow in that photo would be called a "dusting"..... I hope all is well in your wedge of heaven....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 1 year ago


It looks beuatiful.  It reminds me of the first week we moved to Napa, and it odd to have that happen in March.  The only snow in Santa Barbara is a the highest elevations.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 1 year ago


A picture post card moment at Salt Spring Island.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 1 year ago

I would be taking photos if it snowed in my area as well. Something so rare to see makes for great photos and memories.  Indeed - below ground nature continues to do what it does.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 1 year ago

Hi Li, always love to find a new post from you. Lovely photo and sentiments. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 1 year ago

Lovely picture of the snow covered vines.  Nice reflection on winter :)

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS (CastNet Realty) over 1 year ago

Enjoy the beauty of the season with your camera in hand.

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 1 year ago

Dropping  by to wish you a Merry Season filled with natural beauty. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 1 year ago

Li, your photo is beautiful, and Denver is still waiting for snow this year, it has been WAY too dry.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 1 year ago

We have not had any snow yet and likely will not have much this season. Have a Merry Christmas, Li.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago