I wasn’t sure if I’d be in Vancouver or Victoria today, but it ended up I stayed home. I’ll be heading to see my Mom in Victoria in a few days.
Speaking of parents, today’s Photo A Day prompt is “Father”. (from what I understand, it is Father’s Day in Australia and New Zealand). How bittersweet for me, given my Dad has been gone less than 3 weeks. (hard to believe) I like this pic of my Dad, he looks happy and healthy here. It was taken earlier this year. Love and miss you Dad!!!!
The sunrise/sunset theme continues for the 365 days in nature photo group. I took this a few days ago. This summer has really flown by in a blur….and this is me trying to hang on to the last little bit of warm weather and sunsets at the beach.
Since it was my first Sunday home in many weeks, we decided to have a nice, cooked Sunday breakfast. Dennis made coffee, I made scrambled eggs, toast, fruit and a few piece of bacon ends that I got at the deli yesterday.
Later this afternoon I had a 67 calorie beer, some light goat cheese with fresh figs, and some grapes.
Dinner tonight was a green salad (with blueberry, light feta and herb dressing) and whole wheat spaghetti with sauce I made with ground turkey, tons of vegetables and tomato sauce. We had a glass of red wine with dinner. And we finished off with a popcicle.
I got a ton of walking in today. Dennis had some things to do at home, so I ventured out on my own to tidy and clear the little garden plot of the “debris” that has recently died back. And then I carried on from there to Granville Island public market, and back home. All in all, I was out and about for almost four hours. Helloooo activity points!
On the way, I went by a construction site, that had little Tonka trucks around it. Cute!
The kohlrabi is still growing, so I couldn’t clear that out, and I’m HOPING to get a few more carrots, but the rest is clear and ready for winter crops.
I did harvest the last of our green beans, 1 patty pan squash, a few mini zucchinis, and 3 pathetic carrots…..that really didn’t know what shape to take.
One of our fellow gardeners have HUGE sunflowers in their plot. I used my hand for scale…
…and my attempt at “artsy fartsy” with sun behind the sunflower.
I don’t remember there being SO many big spiders around last year. They are EVERYWHERE. (and yes, the fly in the web is a bit “dark” but fascinating because you can see the eyes through the trap)
On the way to the market I saw some new ‘art’….
…a tired dog (love the back leg)…
…and two ridiculously cute pug cross dogs. The puppy is only 13 weeks old. AWWW!
Love the patterns/colour of the unbloomed blossoms….
Local produce is abundant at the market today….
…I also saw this at the cheese vendor. And because I’m juvenile, I snickered and took the photo…
…the kid’s market had colourful puppets with open mouths….
…and the activity table by the puppets caught my eye.
This flame was nowhere near the children’s market.
Nor was the busker with interesting instruments….
..duck wing art….
…and a log rolling seagull. You think I’m kidding? Well, yes I am, but when the gull landed on the log, it spun around like a lumberjack’s rolling log. He took a couple of steps then took off and flew….
I thought the pose of this goose was funny….
…as did this Fridge Festival performer who asked me to take her picture in the same pose. HI NAOMI!!!! (carry a camera = meet new people)
Finally, the pirate ship attraction that trolls around the city came right by where I was walking. There was a whole lotta “arr’ing” and “skally wagging” that ended up with a water fight between the “pirates” on the boat, and the fellow in the little pirate craft. (all part of the act…) ARRRR!!!
Was it a sunny Sunday in YOUR neck of the woods? Anyone do anything fun this weekend? Your turn to share. Have a GREAT week ahead all!