Tuesday, January 7, 2014
We’ve been enjoying a brief few days of sunshine …. and so .. DH & I went flying! But first, breakfast outside and we shared a pot of tea!
What you can’t see here is the steam rising from the mugs of tea! It was very cold but the tea warmed us up. So very wonderful to be at the airport again .. it is almost our second home …
Soon we were up up and away …. our shadow tried to follow us …
Mount Baker off in the distance ….
The layers of white isn’t fog .. this is smog from brush burning down below in Central and North Saanich. Rather disheartening to see this when brush could easily be composted or chipped for mulching .. I think.
The smoke spreads easily all over …
There is Mt. Prevost off in the distance … the air doesn’t seem quite so bad over there.
Down below are some container ships .. patiently waiting to be directed to proceed to a port for unloading.
We flew around the Cowichan Valley for awhile …Such a wonderful flight way up high in the sky …. and soon .. time to make the approach for the Victoria International Airport .. home of the Victoria Flying Club!! 🙂
The end of a fun flight … time to land and put our little plane to bed for the day.
Back at home … I realized now how the garlic bulbs were so terribly mixed up last year. I’d carefully planted them neatly in rows only to find, when harvesting them last August, that mysteriously, some bulb were growing in groups of 3’s, crowded together and smaller. Look at what this little squirrel wasdoing!!!!!
There are 2 fat grey squirrels who visit our back yard. They have been greedily filling up on the sunflower seeds left for the birds .. so I took pity on them and bought a large bag of unshelled peanuts, thinking that they would be sufficed with that.
But, oh, no .. they gather the peanuts, eat some and store the others. In my garlic beds and containers, as I’ve discovered!!! Argh! Some of the garlic greens have been destroyed .. I know they will grow back, but still! I need to put something on top of my garlic plantings, to dissuade the squirrels from digging, but I don’t know what to use. sigh.
The rains have returned today …. and the weather is cold. I know full well that the warm sunny weather will soon be here. The busy times will start. For now, I am enjoying being lazy. It’s not a normal condition for me, but I’ve learned to enjoy this brief time. For I know the time will soon arrive when “there is not enough time in the day” to do the things I want to do. That is .. being in the garden.