Magnificent skies up at Port Alberni last weekend …on Sunday, the day started off like this .. clouds obscured the Beauforts and then they started to clear away ..
and the clouds lifted .. and lifted … to reveal the mountain range ..I love this happening …
So, DH says, want to go for a flight? He knows that he doesn’t have to ask me twice, so I quickly (and oh so carefully) scramble into the back of the PWU-6, being uber careful to only put my feet where there are supposed to go. I settle in while my harness is connected and soon we are up in the skies where I love to be.
So much fun to be up in the sky .. closer to the clouds as they are slowly rising up from the mountains. I am one lucky gal, I know!
sigh … I am so HAPPY …
Entering the final glide to the landing strip .. wah .. I want to stay up there, but no thermals up there, save for the tantalizing resident thermal that always pops up on the final glide .. oh you are such a tease, you are!
Flight over and DH continues with his aviation life and I settle in to pursue my loves .. one of which is the fiddle, relaxing here with some of my favourite hats!
Besides my incredible learning lessons with my fiddle teacher, I have also purchased these books to further my knowledge ..
I’ve also begun teaching myself the harmonica .. and my pal D has generously given me the “Chromonica” German made harmonica that was her dad’s!!! So that is part of my musical education that I pursue. A week ago, the #1 Blues Harmonica player was in Port, but alas I wasn’t able to go to the show. What are the odds, though, that there would be such an entertainer up there. Bittersweet that I wasn’t able to go but there will be other times I know. Love the Blues.
Someone was practicing their chainsaw technique and wouldn’t this look fantastic in a garden!!!!!
Another one .. beautiful!! I did take some little wedge sections for my garden .. couldn’t resist doing that.On the way home, little baby girl was so sleepy .. and worn out from pacing back and forth in the car, she finally succumbed to dreamland. Love her so much.
Back home .. admiring this most delicately flowered plant that I bought, it’s an Australian plant and I need to look up the name .. tiniest little flowers so very pretty.And the great scape escape. I had a feeling, while I was hanging bunches of garlic to dry beneath the sundeck, that I may have missed a scape or two. Proof here that I did!! I could plant the seeds and in a number of years of replanting, I might receive a regular garlic. Might just do that for the fun of it … but will need to clearly label the container!!
I now know that Clematis vines are not delicate little things. Discovered this last year when I had to cut back this very vine, as it was getting mildew. After a hard cutting, it flourished and quickly grew back, the daily growth progress was amazing. Here the flowers are opening up and tumbling to the ground. Nature’s beauty is the best.I
I normally do not spend a lot of money on shoes or clothing, preferring to buy plants and gardening things. However, a few days ago, while out shopping, I stopped in to visit SoftMoc at the Hillside shopping centre. The staff there are always so positive and friendly and I soon found myself trying on some Converse shoes. And I fell in love with them. The lovely clerk who was helping me out was wearing a lovely pair of naturally weathered black Converse shoes and I immediately loved the faded look. They seemed to be shoes that were well made and worn with love. I look forward to my shoes becoming weathered little walking shoes. Anyway, after enquiring if anyone had ever worn two different coloured shoes and no, that hadn’t been done, I decided (with the encouragement of the clerks and a few customers) to wear a green and a lavender. Confidentally I walked out of the store and everytime I looked at my feet, I felt energized, daring and creative. This is what it is like to be different and I like that feeling! I sent a photo to the Canadian arm of the company and I wonder how long it will take for others to wear odd coloured shoes (of the same type, mind you!) together?
Well, I just did a bit of research, and as creative as this is, it isn’t new! However, I am over the moon to know that I am not alone in this!!! two different coloured shoes
ha ha .. .well … on with this day .. things to do and places to go .. at the end of my running around, I plan to play in the garden! And tomorrow .. I will spend the whole complete day in the garden and not go anywhere else. Sheer Bliss!!
And lots of Yorkshire Tea!!