Thursday, September 20, 2012
Yesterday was a day full of beauty, adventure and surprises all day long.
It was also a day of sadness as it was exactly one week ago that we lost our lovely little Youbou cat.
coincidentally .. my good pal D had contacted me to start our usual wandering/adventures that we started a few years ago.
So we discussed where to go and decided on starting out at Swan Lake.
I took lots of photos of the day and have posted some, but not all of them.
We had the most marvellous fun day .. I really felt like a kid again, although one with a driving license, all grown up and ready to go.
Started off at Swan Lake .. walked the pathways through the beauty of the woods. Stopping to watch the aerial activity. Saw Bushtits cavorting in a tree. Then a pair of yellow feathered darlings flew about .. sorry, can’t remember the name .. will post later.
Several groups of loud talkers passed our way .. I shut out the noisy conversations and settled into the lovely peace of the woods and nature surrounding us.
Finally .. I feel so happy to be back at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary. It’s been a few months since I last visited this lovely place and heavenly to be back there.
We threw flatted oats to them all and soon were surrounded by lots of these feathered beings.
D found a cricket .. sadly unable to walk .. perhaps a heavy footed jogger caused some harm? she gently placed him amongst some tall grasses .. perhaps he will heal and soon be hopping around.
She discovered fruit trees (she’s an apple tree magnet!) and gathered a variety of apples, then later, pears from a boulevard. It was here that I started feeling like a kid. Car parked on a side street. We wandered around a pear tree, trying to find any ripe fruit. No worries, no schedules .. fun!
From there we made stops at various places. Chez moi, to gather some fruit from the trees. Oh, and to drop off some free treasures found in a driveway along the way. A funky trellis for the garden. Some plant saucers, a plastic little table, ready to be painted. Talk about decluttering and then I bring these things home. I daren’t tell DH! What would he say? Well, I think he would laugh, but I’ll leave that subject for now.
Next we went to a local greenhouse, the owners have been there for 50 years! Bought some terrific produce.
Next we made our way to Saxe Point. Now, I thought I’d been there years ago, but really, I discovered that in all the years I’ve lived here .. I’d not visited this jewel.
Wandered through paths, made our way down the rocky bluffs to the shore (if you can call it that).
We noticed a couple of scuba divers, happily exploring the waters along the shore, finding treasures in the water.
Such beautiful scenery … ocean lapping at the rocks. Small areas of dried ocean salts. D found some coins tucked away in a rock.
It was an amazing, fun, relaxing day .. one of those old-fashioned summer days. The kind where you just explore areas of the city and find unexpected scenery, flowers, things that don’t cost money.
Just having fun.
So .. more tomorrow .. must head out to the garden now .