Rainy Day Blogging

It’s a Rainy Day in the Neighbourhood

It sure is a rainy day in the Cowichan Valley. In fact it’s been a rainy month. It’s the perfect day to curl up on the couch and do some blogging.

The dampness is chilling me to the bones. Though, I do appreciate that it feels a bit milder today than last week.

Living in the Cowichan Valley and waking up to frost in October is kind of a novelty. But, having done so a few times this month already, I’m reminded that it’s most definitely not one of my favourite ways to start the day.

And, that I’m not looking forward to winter ūü•∂

Rainy Day Pictures

In spite of the wet rainy days I’ve been taking a ton of pictures. Or rather — come to think of it, maybe it’s actually because of them that I’ve been inspired.

Cloudy skies of dull grey tones contrast the bright reds of the falling foliage perfectly.

Photograph by Shelley Lockwood for I Love Cowichan Blog Post Rainy days

Rainy days wash away evidence of dying vegetation while the wetness breathes new life into others that have struggled for a drink.

The greens are vibrant against a dark backdrop. Varieties of grass, trees and plants are reviving after summer’s drought in the Cowichan Valley and other regions of Vancouver Island.


Rainy Saturday Drive to Nanaimo

I’ve been doing most of the driving to Nanaimo lately, so it’s been awhile since I’ve been able to enjoy some passenger seat photography. But, Saturday I finally got to call shotgun! 

Here are a few pictures from our rainy day road trip.

Heading out from Duncan BC to Nanaimo on the Trans Canada Highway.A Rainy Day Drive to Nanaimo I Love Cowichan Blog Post - photo by Shelley Lockwood - Leaving North Cowichan

Along Highway One Northbound October 2019Rainy Day Drive to Nanaimo I Love Cowichan Blog Post October 2019

Mount Sicker Near Crofton BCA Rainy Day Drive to Nanaimo I Love Cowichan Blog Post - photo by Shelley Lockwood - Mount Sicker Crofton BC

Transcanada Highway Chemainus, BC Vancouver Island

Exiting Highway 1 to Highway 19 toward Nanaimo BCA Rainy Day Drive to Nanaimo I Love Cowichan Blog Post - photo by Shelley Lockwood - Taking the 19

Exiting at 5th in Nanaimo BCA Rainy Day Drive to Nanaimo I Love Cowichan Blog Post - photo by Shelley Lockwood - Exiting at 5th Street

A View of Nanaimo BCA Rainy Day Drive to Nanaimo I Love Cowichan Blog Post - photo by Shelley Lockwood - A View of Nanaimo

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