@IntrepidTheatre's #yyj Victoria Fringe Festival is raring to go! @edohotep has his picks of this year in this list which includes #sciencefiction #comedy and #drag!
Aug 24 to Sept 4, 2022
It’s business as usual for the Victoria Fringe Festival this year, and it’s almost a return to pre-pandemic form. That is, I can’t help but notice that there’s fewer international acts. That’s because not every part of the world has fully recovered from the pandemic or it still has travel restrictions in place. Until the latter lifts, it’s tough to get a true…
I rode from our hotel in Richmond right at 7:00. I got back two hours later, having ridden 25 miles (40 kms for you locals). The paths and roads were great. The weather was perfect. And Vancouver just always looks neat.
The trip basically began on the Canada Line Bridge and finished on the Oak Street Bridge. In between it followed the Arbutus Greenway north through Kerrisdale, the Seaside Trail west towards Point Grey and UBC, and Marine Drive back toward Richmond.
The Arbutus Greenway climbs and descends, but not steeply, since it used to be a railroad line. The Seaside Trail is flat. The hill up to UBC from Spanish Banks is the toughest climb of the route. And the eastern portion of Marine View has some nice rollers, but none of them are big.
I was on the Arbutus segment going southbound on the last leg of our Vancouver Island adventure just in late May. And I rode this same basic loop, in the same direction, last August, but I started and ended in Vancouver, not Richmond.
Naked broomrape (Aphyllon uniflorum) is a beautiful little plant that is parasitic on sedums, saxifrages, and members of the sunflower family. It is found in southeast Vancouver Island, nearby southern Gulf Islands and parts of southern British Columbia.
British Columbia is home to a number of spectacular broomrapes like naked broomrape (Aphyllon uniflorum). These beautiful parasitic plants are easy to miss because of their size. However, once you know what to look for they can be found regularly. Understanding the connection between the parasite and the host plant is an important factor in locating and identifying different species of broomrape.…