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Canadian 4th of July

Beautiful sunset.

Port Angeles across the water.

I didn’t get any pictures of Canada Day – ours was pretty subdued, but still wonderful. But I ended up at the beach on the fourth of July, and I got the unexpected treat of seeing the holiday fireworks across the way in Port Angeles, Washington.   :)

Sometimes things line up

Light comes in through the window in the wall behind her, reflects off the closet, and lands in the perfect spot.

 

Tiny cute fuzzy things.

Bathtime!

Note the wing nub! eee!

A sanpiper of unknown origin. He's confusing.

I heart paths

Red-winged Blackbird. Has cool orange and yellow racing stripes :)

It's a dragonfly parking lot!

Bewick's Wren and an Anna's Hummingbird with IntenseFace

Better view of the Blackbird's wing.

It’s officially baby season at Swan Lake! So many little ducks and geese. The ducklings, at least, have little wings to flap when they run, but the geese are left with nothing but little nubs. It makes them look like fuzzy veloceraptors when then move. Creepy and cute at the same time. There was a turkey vulture soaring in circles above. Daaamn, those things look big when they fly :s

There is a bench by the nature house, almost invisible from the path, especially now that the grass is so high. It’s a perfect spot to sit and listen in the breeze. Ahhhhhhh. I think I might go back tomorrow.

Beacon Hill Children’s Farm

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?

I am so far behind, I think I’m in first place.

I am behind in processing photos, holy cow. My mum came to visit this weekend, which was AWESOME seeing as it was my birthday, but can you believe I didn’t take a single picture? We just had too much fun visiting :)
Since I am so far behind, here is a picture of a confused goose.

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!