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!"

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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.

Today had a really neat sky

A couple shots of the back down from Kamloops

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And a few from today…

The different layers of clouds make me happy. Not really composed great, but I was practicing sky shots. Got distracted by pigeons for a moment (all huddled around the warm air vent), but I spent a lot of time looking up :) Plus 2 pics from the fraser canyon.

A little early, but still welcome.

We had our early Christmas/Solstice dinner last night. Eric and I pulled off an amazing feat – a huge dinner in our tiny kitchen in two hours. (That food processor was the smartest decision ever.) It was like a food prep dance, moving around each other. We somehow managed to make a huge ham with roast carrots, stuffing, mashed potatos, pan-fried brussel sprouts, fresh buns, omgfood. Definitely tested the limits of the size of the oven, but with some creative Tetris-ing (“Heck yeah we can make buns in two pie tins!”) to fit things around the ham, it worked.

Braden’s mum is here for a few days before taking him back home for Christmas, and with one more friend for good luck, we had a wonderful dinner. I love the dinners that take up every chair in the house and gather them around the table.

We had a small gift opening, really just Braden, because I’m working late tonight and he leaves tomorrow. I made him a Jake the Dog scarf (from Adventure Time). I was smiling the whole time I made it, and I’m so glad he loved it too! He didn’t take it off the rest of the night. (The best compliment, I think) I’ll try to get some better pictures soon. Now, for us, it’s all downhill until January when it’s our turn to visit family. There is plenty of time to breathe and plan until then. Whew.