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Random Tuesday

No pics in this one, but I had to share the awesome. Today I stumbled across Lindsey Stirling‘s YouTube channel. Here’s her and Peter Hollen’s Skyrim video:

Wasn’t that freakin’ sweet? I want to be around people who love what they do that much, and have fun doing it. Passion is infectious. (Like a disease, but, you know, better.)

Every time I look around

…it gets greener and greener.

Earlier that day, Eric and I went out to the Migratory Bird Sactuary to feed some birds. The swans were very eager. (heehee) and the ducks were in a little herd picking up what the bigger guys missed.

I <3 spring :)

Woo Vancouver!

Well, Stanley Park, really. We couldn’t have asked for a ncer day to walk around. I didn’t need my coat all day. It was glorious! I made the trip up for Bailey’s birthday, and it was definitely worth not sleeping much. (ha) We spent hours roaming the park, and eating deliciously greasy fried food from the concession stand. Fish and chips ftw!
There was a stream that had interesting bubble arches forming where water was falling, and a neat curved tree with water reflecting the light back up. We met a tourist from Scotland, and told him to go to Stuart’s Bakery at Granville Island.  (You should go there too.)  We planned adventures and photo ideas, too. (We need to make a day of it this summer.)

It’s hard to believe that this is March. It only gets warmer from here.


Lazy Sunday

We went for a walk around the lake this morning. Eric fed some very friendly ducks.

And this guy noticed there was food and came to check us out.

It was a beautiful spring day. It was definitely nice to shed a few layers :)

There was even a pair of Great Blue Herons hanging out in the marsh.

Signs of spring are everywhere.

In a month or two when it’s a little warmer (and less breezy), I think this will make a good picnic spot. I think it looks like Hammy the Hamster’s riverbank.

Today was a nice day to relax and enjoy the changing seasons.

Where is your favourite place to enojoy the sunshine?

Holy, time slips away from you sometimes…

So, it’s been way longer than  I thought it had been. Oops! I haven’t had a proper day out in a while, but here’s a little of what I’ve been up to:

Making my own stationery

I love ocean sunsets as much as desert ones

Enjoying a sunset

Eric's biz cards for his site

It looks like the WB is off, but the wall is just a really weird colour

"I will take the ring!"

The last one also shows that we just rewatched the Lord of the Rings movies (Regular, not extended cut. That will be another weekend, I think.) I definitely <3 those films. Not just because they still look awesome ten years later, but for me, it’s impressive for what went on behind the scenes. The army of crew and extras. It’s truly an epic set of movies.

Okay! Soon I will have a -related- bunch of pictures. Happy Tuesday!

Island View Park

"Come at me, bro!"


Today I was shown a small but awesome sea glass beach in Sidney. I think I’m addicted. No pictures of that, because I was busy filling up my ice cream bucket with pieces of awesome :D But we also stopped off at Island View Beach to explore a bit, and drove all the way to the top of ” The Centre of the Universe” where you have an amazing view all the way around. Oh, and lunch at an awesome place called Bad Betty’s. Much better than staying at home, eh? Now, all this beach walking has me tired, so BED.

It was a little bit gusty…

We had wind gusts up to 50 km/hr yesterday, which made for some awesome waves. Sometimes sneaky waves that catch you off guard if you don’t see them coming. Brrr. Bailey and I managed to stay pretty dry and keep our cameras safe. Eric went down the stairs and got splashed, and he and Braden walked out on the breakwater. Good thing his coat is water repellant! At one of the beaches, the wind was so strong that Bailey and I had to lean forward a bit as we took pictures. It wasn’t quite strong enough to blow us away, but it was definitely enough to make us lose our balance. Our fingers got stiff, but it was totally worth it. Kind of exhilarating :)


Just a few from today

Tiny little white crowned sparrow

Mute Swan

American Wigeon

Uh, mystery ninja sparrow?

Chilly/sleepy mallards

I can’t find Ninja Sparrow in my bird guide. I wonder what he is? And FYI, swans move fast when they see a person with a camera. Yeesh.