September 29, 2010

Little Brown Bird
This does not have anything to do with YSAG, but I thought he was real cute.
Ed W.

Womens Walking

A good walk at the Silvermine/Quarry area.The leaves are beginning to turn,
nice fall colours are happening.Claudia is back from vacation and joined us
for lunch at the Cobblestone.Good food.Our next walk Oct 4th.will be up
Cobble Hill.Last walk for Joyce till she returns from Mexico to join us in
the spring.Bring a lunch or have lunch at the Legion which is only 5.00 for
soup and sandwich.Meet at the Legion at 9:30 am.        V.M.

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Some walkers at the Quarry

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Beginning fall colours

Manzanita with bark similar to Arbutus

Fall colours at the Quarry

September 28, 2010

Mens walking group

another picture of Elk Lk

September 27, 2010

Mens walking group

This is Elk Lk where we walked today the 27th , Great day for walking, We did the 10k walk around Beaver and Elk lks. cloudy but no rain and cool for walking{right Ken & Bill }, Oh We also had a great lunch at the knok-em back Pub. so now we will have to do a local walk , okay? C U next Monday at the Legion at 8:30
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September 24, 2010

Computer/Photography

Hello,

Our Tuesday morning meeting on September 28, 2010 will emphasize computer and related concerns.

A question came up as to what is a good printer to buy for general and quality photograph printing.  I did some research and found a site that allows you to specify what qualities you want to have in a printer and then recommends a printer to purchase.
This is the site: http://printers.toptenreviews.com/inkjet/  Check it out.  We will do that also on Tuesday.  Some of the questions are a bit hard to understand and whatever way you answer, influences the end result.  It does give you a good idea what is available.
One should also always find more than only one research source and we will go to some other places for recommendations.
I will have some other computer topics to talk about and be sure to come with questions that we can collectively answer for you. 

See you all on Tuesday!


Vera













  These blackberries have nothing to do with computing.
   I thought they looked appetizing.                                                                                    

September 23, 2010

Womens Walking

We had a new member join us on our last walk to Bright Angel Park.
Welcome to our group,Diane.A beautiful pastel mauve wildflower was
spotted by Joan.Diane was able to tell us it was a Himalayan Orchid.Some
will grow to six feet in height and can be quite invasive.We also noticed
colourful fall fungus on our "turn around and go back trails"Back to the
Legion for coffee and some interesting conversation about different
traditions for brewing and serving tea.next monday the 27th.,we will walk
the Quarry area(Silvermine)Then on to the Cobblestone Pub for lunch.
Meet at the Legion at 9:30 am.See you there...........V.M.

Womens Walking

Himalayan Orchid
 somewhat damaged
 by the rain.

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Some colourful
 fall fungus.

September 22, 2010

Tai Chi Group

A group of  YSAG Tai Chi members. June 2010.

Tai Chi Group

Hi Gang, hope you all had a great summer.   Tai Chi is back on Fridays now.  Hope to see you there!  New comers are welcome.  I am teaching a Beginners class at 9:00 Am  and  Intermediate at 10:00 Am.  Tai Chi is a exercise which has many health benefits, it gently works to strengthen every part of the body.  With gentle exercises & Tai Chi both help with flexibility and circulation.  Come and join us, its energizing and fun!  Free for members. 

September 21, 2010

Mens walking group

HI for those that did'nt make the walk yesterday we had a short walk but very interesting,We had a tour of the warehouse where they are forming up the new section for the Kinsol Trestle and then went to the north side of the trestle and had a look at what they were doing, Intersting . and I have some picture,s that I can't get on this blog. I need some help so if anyone has some pictures they could post on the blog please do . tks . Next week we do Elk & Beaver Lakes and lunch out, Okay? c u

September 20, 2010

Announcements

A picture from Ed.


September 19, 2010

Mens walking group

I had it suggested to me that if its raining tomorrow we could check on the Kensal
Tressel on the north side , so we will need a couple of drivers, just a thought we will decide in morning okay? tks c u

September 17, 2010

Womens Walking

Last monday we walked (sloshed) along the "Goose" (slug) trail.It was quite a
challenge to avoid stepping on slugs.We saw much mossy rock which was
very colourful.A Pileated Woodpecker ignored us as he destroyed a fallen
tree looking for ants.Their beaks are very large and strong making a loud noise.
We ended our walk at Vera Cairns for coffee and many,many Krispie
Squares.Next monday we go to Bright Angel Park.Meet at the Legion
at 9:30am.Bring a lunch.See you there........V.M.

Womens Walking

The Pileated Wood-
pecker leaves long
rectangular holes
when searching for
carpenter ants
which is their
major food.

Womens Walking

The Pileated Wood-
pecker is one of the
largest woodpeckers
in North America
with a length of 16
to 17 inches.

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One of the many slugs
along the trail.They
have a large mouth and
can devour a flower
very quickly.

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Ending our walk at Vera
 cairns.

September 13, 2010

Mens walking group

Well we had a good coffee day, It was raining good this am so we headed right down to Tim's for coffee and after a bit it stopped so we did go for a walk and seen the new foot bridge they have just completed it looks great and we will do the new trail so day when its not so wet. By this time was after 11am so we then had our regular coffee at the Legion. Good day and got our exercise in. next wk a local walk and then we plan to walk Elk and Beaver lake and lunch at the Knock em back pub on the 27th Sept. sound good????? tks c u next wk

September 12, 2010

Mens walking group

Hi. Gang I had a new walk all set up for us but because of the rain it may be to muddy so a nother time, Tomorrow we will do a local maybe Wilkinson or some place close to the coffee okay? tks c u at 8;30

September 8, 2010

Mens Walking Group


Labour Day. Four of us showed up. Not a long walk, but we checked out the progress on the Kinsol Trestle - very interesting. Access is only by Koksilah/Riverside Rd.

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September 4, 2010

Mens walking group

Well its getting to be that time of year again when we need to get serious about walking,
I hope you have had a great summer, if not you can't blame it on the weather, its been great has'nt it, Monday is a holiday so I'm not sure who will be walking. I won't be as we are camping up at Campbell River, We side we would start again on the 13th Sep so we will plan on that, We will figure out where to walk later when we have a clue on what the weather will be like so we will see you all then by-4-now
Denis

September 3, 2010

Computer/Photography Group

Summer is over and it is back to Fall mode.
Our first meeting is on September 7, Tuesday at 10 am.  We will do a quick review of how to use and post to this Blog.  I'll talk about Picasa.  There is a new version out.  I will show you a little free download that will check how well your Firewall works.
See you all Tuesday!
The Big Escape!
Now we know why the chicken crossed the road.

September 2, 2010

Womens Walking

The Kerry Village Trail is still a bit rugged in some areas,but will be a great walk
when completed.We are proud of having scaled the "Mini Mountain"at the end
of our trail walk and still having energy to walk back to Ryders for lunch.
We will not be walking this monday as it is Labor Day.Next monday,Sept 13th.
we will walk on the "Goose" and then on to Vera's place.Bring a lunch. Meet
at the Legion 9:30 am.         V.M.

Womens Walking


Getting information
 from the workers.

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The start of the
bridge for the
Kerry Village
Trail.

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A doughnut tree
 found on the
 trail.

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Some people enjoyed
tasting the blackberries