I love where I live in the world. I’ve lived on the US and Canadian prairies and in western Europe, but I’ve always come back here. They affectionately call the area Cascadia. It’s a temperate rain forest, so although often drizzly and overcast, it is lush and green. Nature abounds in a city full of large parks. One can go boating in the morning and skiing in the afternoon on the mountains that overlook the city to the north.
The natural harbour is protected from the open Pacific by a large island. Between it and the city, the Straight is dotted with “gulf” islands, an area recently described as one of the 5 most sattvic places in the world. The city itself is often at the top of “most livable” lists.
And one of the things I like best, we have long early springs. The bulbs are coming up now. We should have the first spring flowers in a few days.
Do you love where you are? Your place in the world?