From our Home to yours

My family and I hope you have a wonderful, fun-filled, safe and joyous holiday season and we wish you all the very best for 2005.

The above picture is our home all lit up for the Christmas season. We live in the beautiful mountain valley in the East Kootenays of British Columbia just outside of Invermere.

Thank you for dropping by my Man and Mollusc site and I hope you continue to enjoy it throughout another year.

Avril Bourquin-Winser & Husband Val
  Dad: Henry
    Dog: Jeanie
       Cats: Sonata & Charlie
          Snail: Oreo

: "Let There be Peace on Earth"

Photography is just another of my many hobbies.


Avril: I am camera shy but I did allow one picture of myself this year with my 5 pound trout. We flyfish and I make my own flies.

Husband: Val with another beautiful trout.

Dad: Henri Birthday #83

Pet: Jeanie- now 12 years old. She has been blind since puppyhood due to glaucoma

Pet: Charlie - Stray cat who adopted us 2 years ago. Now weighs in at about 20 pounds

Pet: Sonata: Chinchilla Persian. Adopted (rescued from a breeding farm) at the age of 9 and she is now 16 years old. Weighs in at 5 pounds and she's the queen of the house

Pet: "Oreo Cookie": See his story Oreohelix strigosa Adopted Aug. 23 of 2004

Black Bear visitor this past fall. This is about 12 feet from my back door.

Young White Tail buck in our back yard

White Tail Deer Family in back yard

One of our many squirrel visitors

Pilleated Woodpecker at the suet feeder. Picture is taken through our front-room window.

View looking east from our balcony

View looking northeast from our balcony

View looking north from our balcony

View looking south from our backdoor

View looking northwest from our balcony. First snow fall this year Oct. 29.

Dad's work shop at the northeast side of our home
Just a few of my favorite scenery pictures.

Twin Lakes Falls

Cartwright Lake reflections

Cartwright Lake - early morning fog

Cartwright Lake evening

Farnam Glassier

Mount Farnam

Findley Creek

Rock slide on Pedley Mountain where "Oreo" came from

Tiger Pass: Family picnic. Elevation 8,600 feet.
A Million dollar view!

Bear Lake

Dad and Jeanie enjoying an evening campfire at Mitten Lake after a busy day of fishing

Just a few of the many beautiful flowers I grow each year. We have just over 1 of our 11 acres landscaped. I look after the flowers gardens, Dad raises the vegetable garden and Val looks after all the lawns and trees. What a team!

Dad in his garden this summer

A Peaceful Country Lane