Sunday, February 24, 2013
So very much going on and I’ve really wanted to blog but my life has been proceeding along like one of those crazy Family Circle cartoons .. the one which shows the kids racing all over the house and outside. Leaving a trail of marks that indicate foot prints, showing the directions they have been going in.
Well .. that is what happens in life, right? Everything is calm and then .. ba boom! Activity happens. I’m taking care of two yard properties and doing a lot of clearing away, decluttering. Cleaning. All in a timeline and so for several weeks I haven’t taken my daily walks and oh how I miss them.
That will change as of tomorrow … when I recommence my lovely daily walks and so I’m dusting off my camera, polishing off my binoculars and will venture out for a “short” one hour walk.
A few days ago … I had a little visit with little Jeanie .. she is such a little love and hasn’t forgotten the sound of my voice, even though it’s been quite a while since we saw each other. She is a darling and was wearing a very stylish plum coloured outfit … isn’t she beautiful?
And lovely skies recently .. I quite loved this cloud .. seen as we were travelling by ferry to Salt Spring Island yesterday.
We recently had some intensive tree work done and I finally had a chance to see the professional climbing equipment that our friend, the arborist, used to climb the tall trees. Those are serious hooks and very necessary to ensure safety during the climb.
And I was very happy that he brought along little Gemma! Here she is sitting quietly after eagerly chowing down on a huge chicken sandwich. burp We’d just come back for a good little walk and had worked up an appetite.
Yum .. that was a good sandwich, she seemed to say .. would there be the possibility of another?
So anyway dh & I arrived at Salt Spring and made our way to visit our friends who live over there. And look at this sky!!!
After a lovely cup of tea .. we went outside to see what was happening in the yard .. and I noticed a cheery little crocus that had popped up through the moss .. delightful.
And there were . … literally .. thousands of daffodils growing everywhere … maybe we’ll have a chance to go for another visit so I can take some photos of their blooms! Stunning.
And .. not to mention … masses of snowdrops … like bouquets scattered here and there. Landscaping by Nature .. the best ever.
And while I was standing there, quietly, snapping pics, a sudden movement at my feet caused me to look down and there was a tiny little tree frog …he’d jumped up from the grass .. seeking warmth from the stones. How very cute is this!
The rustic beauty of the fence caught my eye.
So then our friends invited us to a soccer match .. I’d never been to one and so was looking forward to this. Here … the Salt Spring Island Men’s team were getting ready to start the game.
They went into the pre-game huddle to plan their strategy.
The games officials began their trek to the field.
Ouch .. this is a really physical game. The players were extremely active, running, jumping, racing … I was quite tired just looking at them!
And our friend’s son was playing! He’s a very good soccer player!!
Our dear friend Gemma came along to watch the game with everyone.
The cheerful skies above seemed to cheer on the SSI team as the score was 2-0 when we left … to catch another ferry ..
As the ferry left the terminal .. this little seagull just waited patiently to see us away.
It was a lovely day .. .and now we were on our way to a wedding!! More about that tomorrow.