Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “Culture”. This photo is very indicative of the native culture here on the West Coast of Canada. This is a closeup of a mural at the University of British Columbia.
I had big plans this morning. I was going to get up bright and early, pick blackberries and come home to make some jam with them. Today, the alarm won. The blackberries will have to wait.
When I eventually got up, I made us a nice Sunday breakfast with turkey sausage, scrambled egg, toast, unphotographed jam and some figs.
After breakfast, I went and had a visit with Helen. I hadn’t seen her for over a week. So NOT ok to go that long between visits, however, this has been a pretty unusual week….
Dennis and I then ventured out to a garlic festival, for the sole purpose of finding some unusual garlic to plan in our new raised bed at the community garden. We came back with a Russian Black variety and a Korean variety. Time will tell if it thrives and produces over the winter.
Here are some shots around the festival. Signage at the entrance….good to know!
Is this bad luck at the entrance?
Garlic was everywhere….
…and there were gardens surrounding the festival.
..a barn owl habitat in the distance, a small replica that explains what it is, and Dennis and I doing our best reflective barn owl imitation.
..square dancing that was good fun for those participating.
THEN, we ventured to a country market that sells local and very affordable fruit/veg and plants. The colors are gorgeous.
The REAL charm of the place though, are the farm animals that walk around freely or are housed in a cute little farm by the market.
Goats with chin hair like mine! Kidding…mine is longer! HA!
There was also a band playing cheesy country music….yeee haw! They were fun though.
Speaking of chickens, Dennis made a new friend…. “chicks dig him!”
The market was also giving away free corn to anyone who wanted a cob. Apparently, the crop is abundant this year. I love this market.
When we got home, we had some white wine, figs, cheese and kale chips.
We also came home to Neva “personalizing” a roll of paper towels. Thank you Neva, but you are SO busted!
However, flipping on your back and looking adorable DOES make me forgive you that much faster! :) Well played Neva!
Dinner tonight was some quinoa with leftover meatballs, peppers and onions in plum sauce.
Hard to believe that we’re stepping in to the last week of August. Let’s all try to make it a good one!