Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
A Chinese Archeological group has discovered a pot of bone soup near the site of China's terracotta army in Xian.
The soup was judged to be at least 2,400 years old.
It was still liquid, but not edible.
Hmmm.... makes one wonder about the digestibility of that Chinese smorgasbord!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
|Ooops.... just one problem here ... that soccer ball belongs to the neighbors!|
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
By Paul McCann
Between heaven and hell, where the dragonflies dwell,
There’s a garden filled with colour and light .
In a hovering way, they put on a disarming display
And dance to the king of flight .
Dressed in dewdrops of dawn, when the darkness has gone,
see how distinguished are these debutantes .
In the garden of the king, all the secrets you bring,
can be shared when the dragonflies dance .
So don't delay or dismay, at the end of the day ,
even dragonflies must fly away .
And as dragonflies say, you can dance all the way-
just be happy in a heavenly way .
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Thursday, September 02, 2010
So last Sunday my very sweet partner decided to let me have my way. He has been resisting the my whining, but finally I guess I hit the right pitch because we went exploring to try and find it. After getting lost a few times we did find it and Miss Lucy and I were in heaven! it is a much bigger area for her to swim. As well it is a much bigger beach for us to walk so we can get some exercise as well. It is not really much farther to drive to than Angus beach so it all worked out for the good and even my partner is happy with my whining this time!
I snapped this picture of Miss Lucy sitting in the branches of a fallen tree just
before we left and she almost looks to be hiding. I don't blame her I didn't want to leave either.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I usually don't write this type of personal blog post, but if it can wake up one fellow woman to consistently get a mammogram and do a breast exam then maybe my agony of the last few days will not be in vain. Even if you think there is a hint of something wrong bug your family doctor till they thoroughly investigate it.
I asked myself a hundred times how this could have happened? How could I have missed this? Busy life for the last year or so and I was lulled into a false sense of security because I had been cleared of anything a few years ago and there is no history of breast cancer in my family.
I am getting on with life while I wait. I realized that I am still very happy. Despite all of this my life with my partner is wonderful. Filled with love and family and friends. What more can I ask for? I just have a few mountains to climb. Thats all. Who doesn't?
Sunday, August 22, 2010
This little guy had his fill of swimming and was just sunning himself on a rock!
However this is the one that fascinated me. He never went in the water and did not appear to have any interest. He just slept on his rock or sat and watched the others quite content to do nothing!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Women with hats with feathers on them seems to be quite the rage as well as vintage clothing and yes you are not seeing things the guys are getting into skirts! You can see them all over the city especially on the weekends.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Deer Lake is fabulous in the evenings right now. The lake takes on a golden hue.
Even the ducks and geese seem to mellow out.
I hope where ever you are you enjoy these last days of summer.
Spend a little time in your favorite park. Walk on the beach. Play ball with the grandkids.What ever brings you peace and contentment.
All too soon we will be back to the hustle and bustle of our daily lives.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Fred, Lucy and I have been heading out on his day off for some fun and for Lucy that always means water. Usually we go to or end up at Kilby as that is her favorite place to swim, but this weekend it was a holiday and we felt that the traffic and lake there would just be too busy to have much fun. We opted to go to Shannon Falls as I enjoyed Bridal Veil Falls so much. As well, we had not been on the Sea to Sky highway since it was finished and I wanted to have a look.
Shannon Falls is the third highest falls in British Columbia and the day we were there it was very busy. There are several view points that you can climb to and you can even climb to the base of the falls, but I really was not that brave. However, many people could be seen up at the base including little children. The power of the water is quite awe inspiring. From where I was taking pictures I could feel the spray and I was a fair distance down.
The Sea to Sky highway was upgraded for the Olympics and it is a really nice drive. With the sea on one side of it and the mountains on the other it is quite breath taking.
There are more pictures of the day on my Flickr badge.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
They have water fights in the streets, wave pride flags and dance.
Litterally thousands of people come out to this event. The young, the elderly, families and even dogs get into the act.
There is of course a purpose to all the mayhem even though at first glance it might just seem like a city gone crazy. It is done to help all of accept the differences between us and the diversity of our city.
I remember when this parade was consider a freak show and few went out to see it. Protesters went out with signs and pamphlets encouraging people to halt the madness and declaring that our city would go to hell ( quite literally) if we allowed this kind of behavior. Now no one in this city wants this event to end and it really is the most joyous event Fred and I attend every year.
The fun and gaiety (no pun intended there) go on all week with Pride cruises and dinners and brunches and night clubbing events.
I think this parade is the best event in Vancouver. It is so much fun and it seems to bring out the kid in everyone!
This year my pictures are mainly of the crowd . I find the people watching the parade as interesting as the people in the parade.
There are more pictures of Pride day here.
Monday, August 02, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Saturday, July 03, 2010
- He could lead if he could get the lead out.
The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
Since there is not time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
A bass was painted on the head of a bass drum.
When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
I did not object to the object.
The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
They were too close to the door to close it.
The buck does funny things when the does are present.
A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
We must polish the Polish furniture.
The dump was so full it had to refuse more refuse.
The farm was used to produce produce.
The bandage was wound around the wound.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I had spinal surgery in April and am still trudging the long road of recovery, but at least I am up and about and almost out of pain.
My recovery has been a challenge for Miss Lucy as I was unable to hold her leash for a long time which meant that I could not take her for a walk. She and I missed that a great deal.
Now that I am able to get out and do more I have started taking her to Deer Lake again and that means that I can also resume my passion for taking pictures.
Early Monday morning, despite the drizzle, she and I headed down the hill to the lake and encountered a lovely Blue Heron perched on the map sign.
However, later in the day Fred and I went to the Stanley Park seawall for a walk as the day had begun to be sunny and warm. There we encountered an explosion of Blue herons. Everywhere you turned there were herons flying, feeding and sunning themselves.
I am now hoping that the nests that my fellow walking friend saw are going to produce lots of babies that I will be able to photograph almost in my back yard!
I took lots of photos that day and they can be seen by clicking here Flickr to take you to my flickr page