For some calm! Did you catch the Kimberly Guilfoyle “speech” this week? Don’t worry, if you didn’t see it you probably heard it, like it or not. Not. It’s still echoing, and not in an enjoyable way. Goodness. I don’t know if my hearing will ever recover. Screeching at an empty room. That’ll persuade people your message is worthwhile. Spoiler alert: the message isn’t worthwhile. Or even coherent. The party with no platform that complains about no platforming?! Oh dear.

More enjoyable

Where to find some calm? Why, back on the trail and in the forest! As promised, I took a photograph of the three bridges built by our young team. No thumbs:

Mrs PC took a tour of the trail last Saturday, and enjoyed seeing the handiwork. We spotted some wolf tracks from earlier in the morning, but no sighting of a wolf.

To the lake

We wandered as far as the lake, and enjoyed the silence. Mrs PC took the following photograph, a rare sighting of an OldPlaidCamper in a favourite setting. I was hiding from a Guilfoyle. Well, wouldn’t you? You can see claw marks and how screeching can even strip bark from defenceless trees:

“Has the Guilfoyle gone?!”

I hope you are doing well, you find yourself somewhere calm, safe from screeching, and wildfires, and hurricanes, and political storms. Oh, and that COVID pandemic – it is not a hoax (does that really need saying?) – so many lives lost, and some of them needlessly…


Rant alert! I think I’ll stop there. Thanks for reading, and enjoy your weekend!

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  1. Ahh, so wonderful to be in the forest with you and Mrs. PC, pc, thanks for bringing some calm to this challenging week. In this forest I could not hear Kimberly Guilfoyle’s disgraceful ranting, lashing out at her ex-husband, ex-boss, and place of birth…only the wind through the trees, whispering of better times to come. Great that you spotted wolf tracks. And truly amazing work that your youth crew did on the trail, my friend. Congratulations on providing hikers with better trail access, and guiding the young people toward sanity, team building, and success.

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    1. Thanks, Jet! I think we’re listening for that faint promise, the whisper of better times to come. It’s hard to hear with all the nauseating clamour…
      In the meantime, there are quiet places to enjoy.
      We hope all is well with you!


  2. Glad I missed the G.’s whacked-out rants although, now that you mention it, echoes of it filter through the blogosphere. So typical of the Trumpian mindset. Much prefer to think about your wolf tracks & the quiet places where that excellent bridge work leads to. And thankful that a big claw did not deface a rare PC photo!


    1. Walt, I’m delighted you missed the whacked-out rant – one of many vile spewings last week – and instead had your western trip to think about and share. Quiet places where it is harder to hear the echoing stupidity. Here’s hoping those of a Trumpian mind are slowed this coming November. If not, I fear for the remaining wild spaces…
      I think I’ll have to cut back on my news consumption the next couple months!
      I hope this fall is an enjoyable one for you, somewhat different as classes start up (or don’t, as the case may be!) – have fun out there!


    1. Yup, we’re careful out there! It’s a busy wildlife corridor down to the lake. The scratches on the tree are a healthy reminder we are visiting in their territory, and to be aware, that’s for sure.
      Hope all is well with you!


  3. Love the picture of you peeking from behind the tree. I got to get caught up on your posts. I’ve been enjoying summer. It’s be an unusual long hot one here in NB stay well


    1. Thanks, Kelly! Glad you’re having a good summer. When we were in Alberta, it was always a shock how fast summer ended. Slightly longer fall and easier transition into winter here on the coast. I hope your summer holds on a bit longer there!


  4. I am told that tress do indeed protect against screeching although if we keep cutting them down (an act of screeching in and of itself) there will be no place to hide.

    Have a wonderful weekend and stay well hidden in the forest at all costs.


  5. Love that the rant alert is at the end and the rare sighting of OldPlaidCamper would have been the perfect time to join the Guilfoyle Challenge and screech in the woods (that would have been very easy for me with bears and wolves so close by and a tiny frog jumping can cause me to scream). The internet and the comedians had a great week (almost as good as your material) and one great joke on The Daily Show was that the speech was so loud that Canada called the cops. Loved the shots of the beautiful forest and needed the laugh over the screech stripping the bark!!


    1. Thank you! I watched the “speech” in utter disbelief. Can a person really think and say those things in all seriousness? Apparently so…
      I’m going to ration my news viewing for the next two months – it’s not like I have a vote, and my mind can’t handle the level of stupidity, lies and vitriol. Quite scary.
      I hope all is well with you, and you have a plentiful supply of M&Ms and wine to carry you through the next little while!

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  6. I could not watch that spectacle but did see clips of her “Cruella de Vil” screaming speech. You probably could hear it up there! Frightening. As is all of it. I do love your photos, Adam and the quiet of a forest trail- great job on it!


    1. Thanks, Jane! Cruella and cronies provided quite the dispiriting “entertainment” and it’s hard to imagine how little they must enjoy life. All that anger and worse, it must be exhausting…
      I hope your week is going well!

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