Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “Today’s Weather”.  During my brief lunchtime walk, it was cloudy, windy, a little chilly but with intermittent patches of sun/blue sky.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone!  And Happy Anniversary to my good friends Marion and Carlo!  Today’s Mascot is the “Duck of the Irish”, who brings the luck of the Irish to all who find him!  So silly…

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My menu today had quite a bit of green in it as well.  Breakfast was 2 pieces of toasted Little Big Bread with light cream cheese and 1/4 avocado, during the morning I had some green juice, blackberries and melon, lunch was a kale salad with nutritional yeast and light feta as well as a piece of leftover quesadilla from last night, before yoga I had a hard boiled egg….

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…and after yoga we “traveled” again.  In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, I made beef stew with Guinness in the crock pot, and I’d made some little soda bread mini loaves yesterday.

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…and we also had another serving of the avocado chocolate “mousse” that I made yesterday.

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Duck of the Irish had quite the walk with me at lunchtime today, as well as on my walk to yoga.  (I’m so silly!)

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I came across a hidden hunter, waiting for it’s prey….

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…maybe next time, fluffy warrior!  :)

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He also kissed the Blarney Stone.

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Ah, ha, ha…..

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Enough of the green silliness, the next two shots were “maybes” for Today’s Weather.

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These birds were REALLY being blown around….

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Speaking of birds, I saw one of the herons from a distance.

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Someone has installed little bud vases to a couple of benches on the seawall.  Cute!

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By the time I walked to yoga after work, many of the clouds had cleared.  I walked by the first magnolia blooms of the year.  So pretty!

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…I watched some dragon boat teams practicing.

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..and was photobombed by a seagull when I was taking pictures….

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…the robins were singing….

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…cats were flipping….

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It sure seems spring has arrived.  YAY!

After yoga, Dennis and I zipped downtown to see a temporary art work that is here until the weekend.  It is connected to the TED conference, which is on at the moment, looks like a huge net over part of the city, but is interactive, and illuminated by observers cell phones.  VERY clever….we left before darkness really fell, so only caught the beginning of the evening’s action.

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And finally, down at the convention centre, there is a giant world in the lobby.  I wonder how many of us “held the world in our hands” today.  :)

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Anyone else make Irish Soda bread today?  May the luck (and duck) of the Irish be with us ALL!!!

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