Hello from Monday morning, since I was a complete goner Sunday night

May 18, 2015


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(goner – British term for a person beyond help or recovery…that was me last night)

Hello everyone, well, I’ve had a weekend an a half! It’s been a most amazing weekend made even better, I suspect, by no computer. I forgot the charger in Vancouver and so went computer free till Sunday night. (Don’t tell Robbie I said this, but computer free is really lovely sometimes.)

For anyone who somehow missed my excitement and preparations? I spent the weekend on Vancouver Island staying with my cousin Jon and his family and visiting with my friends Nick and Joyce Bantock for a Nick Bantock workshop.

It was lovely being with Jon and Lynn and their lovely daughters Nicole and Michelle and I enjoyed every minute.

Thanks so much for your hospitality and friendship guys. I loved catching up with you and am so happy Nicole and Michelle payed piano for me. It was also good to talk about some family matters, and your Molly is so cuddle worthy it’s ridiculous.

(More about Nick and Joyce, the workshop and the outcomes tomorrow.)

PS if you enlarge the top photo, you’ll see a bald eagle sitting on the light in the right top corner.

Sharing with Judith and the mosaic bunch

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Drawing challenge: The Trickster

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  • Reply Eileen May 18, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Sounds like you had an awesome weekend in Vancouver Island. The photos look awesome, I love the Owl. Have a happy day and week ahead!

    • Reply Veronica May 19, 2015 at 5:58 am

      Could you believe that owl! There were two, but I only could photograph one. They were flying across the garden and when Jon and I went for a walk around his five acres, there he/she was sitting on that huge cedar. I felt so very lucky. (And a little worried for Molly, but Jon said she’s way too fat to be in danger…lol…I covered her ears!)

  • Reply daryledelstein May 18, 2015 at 9:53 am

    sounds like a perfect weekend getaway and i swear R will not hear about the off line time from me

    • Reply Veronica May 19, 2015 at 5:56 am

      Lol, good! I don;t want to make a habit of it. 😀

  • Reply Donna@Gardens Eye View May 18, 2015 at 10:11 am

    You certainly had a fabulous time as these pictures show….a spot I have always wanted to visit.

    • Reply Veronica May 19, 2015 at 5:55 am

      It’s lovely there! Sort of a rural oasis just far enough away from the mainland and the rat race to make it relaxing and bucolic. I hope you do get a chance to visit. 😀

  • Reply Judith@Lavender Cottage May 18, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    You obviously had a great time on the island and no computer for a few days is a good thing!
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Veronica.

    • Reply Veronica May 19, 2015 at 5:54 am

      I did Judith, and I reluctantly agree with you…lol. Thank you again for hosting. 😀

  • Reply Melodye Shore May 19, 2015 at 3:25 am

    Looks like a wonderful weekend–thanks for sharing its beauty and pleasures with us.

    Wondering: what app or program do you use to create mosaics? I use PicStitch but…

    • Reply Veronica May 19, 2015 at 5:48 am

      It was wonderful Melodye. 😀 I only use photoshop for edits of all kinds. Chloe uses a bunch of different programs on her Mac, like picmonkey, and I don’t even know what. Do you want me to ask her? 😀 Big hugs.

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson May 19, 2015 at 5:03 am

    Looks like an exciting and fun-filled weekend, well worthy of being lived entirely offline. And going to a Nick Bantock workshop makes it even more so!

    • Reply Veronica May 19, 2015 at 5:46 am

      It’s true Sharmon! Robert is always “encouraging” me to leave my pc behind and I guess this time he sort of got his wish…lol. It felt really freeing somehow, but also a bit maddening. 😀

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm May 19, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Wonderful photos V .. Sometimes it is so nice with no computer! Glad you had a lovely time 😀

  • Reply Lorrie May 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Beautiful photos. I was mostly computer free all weekend, too. Does a soul good sometimes. Glad you enjoyed your visit to our island.

  • Reply Patrice A. May 19, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    that sounds and looks(!!)
    like a fine weekend!
    boats and water
    and an owl ;^)))

    i am the host for this week
    the theme is up
    are you in?

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