Saturday, August 10, 2013
Murphy’s Law … I’d carefully watered the garden yesterday afternoon and rain has arrived overnight! Well, I’m happy about that! So really I should be doing housework … cause it really needs to be done. But first, some delay tactics before I begin that Herculean task. Tea is called for. Next, I start to go through my photos, of which I have quite a few. So I’ve selected a few to share and here they are:
First .. I was downtown Victoria, heading towards Dallas Road to meet up with a friend when I happen to notice this lovely antique car in my rear-view mirror:
This was about 3 weeks ago and there was the annual antique car show, which was the most spectacular event, Thousands (I think) of amazingly beautiful cars arrive at the Inner Harbour and park there … while thousands of people walk around and admire these autos. It is really quite a happy thing to drive around and see these vehicles travelling about.
Oh my lovely Kentucky Wonder Beans … there will be quite a bounty and I look forward to cooking them and smothering them with butter .. yum! I’ll save some seeds for next years crop!!!
Rose petals drying in the sun ….
Along with some calendula petals ….
Sunflowers are so beautiful and cheerful. They each sport a unique personality … this one appears to have rabbit ears!
Lovely lilies growing in the yard, my pal D tells me that these are star-gazer lilies!
Now there are squash plants growing in the same area where I harvested my huge crop of garlic!!
DH and I had some fun time away and made our way to Port Alberni for some time of flying and enjoying the beauty of the Alberni Valley. No computers as repairs were being made to my new Asus. So some time of being disconnected from the electronic world. And I found that I quite liked that. Although, mid-way through our holidays, we had to return home for a few days. And the laptop had returned. So I found myself wasting hours on both days. Was quite happy to depart again without this item and able to enjoy the world without it.
Up in Port Alberni, A Buffalo prepares for take off .. they had picked up some sky divers who had taken part in aerial exercises .. I just caught sight of the last one landing! Quite impressive.
Beautiful cloud formations on a hot and sunny day …. I love this! And in the fore front there are some trailers for sailplanes which are now happily set up and ready to spend some time in the air!
Wheeeeeee … I was so happy to go for an hour-long sailplane ride!!! The Pawnee is towing my pilot and myself in the PW6 !!!
The pilot released the tow line, and we were flying, thermalling ,,,,, and we were soon flying near my lovely dh, who was flying the PW5 just ahead of us .. that was so exciting ….
Such skies …
We flew above some eagles .. powerful ..
Darling little Coco …. she really wanted to be with her poppa, but it was a very hot day and we had air conditioning in our motor home …. so we hung out there for a while. Her face tells a story, it is as if she is saying, politely ” you know, I do enjoy being here with you in this nice and cool motor home, but you really must understand that I long to be with my poppa. I don’t meant to be rude, but, please, could you let me go to him?”
And what a nice surprise when dh and I returned, midway through our time away … my pal D had left this lovely bouquet of sweet peas! Friends are the best! She also looked after our beloved kitties while we were away!
Well, I can delay no more .. housework calls. I know that once I begin the vacuuming, laundry, dusting activities of making our home tidy .. I will enter the zen flow of energy. My reward today will be the totally surprised look on my dh’s face when he comes home from work today. That will be worth it!