I think I jinxed the weather!

March 17, 2013

It’s such a beautiful Sunday that I put off all my work plus put off writing the Sunday whirl and C and I decided on a little Sunday Sbux experience.

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We chose an Sbux in Horseshoe Bay, West Van, got our treats and went to sit down at the shore and watch the ferries.


It didn’t take long before we, (actually our very berry coffee cake slice), was noticed by a crow.

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We threw him a crumb and suddenly there was an attempted murder.

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Then, someone couldn’t keep his mouth shut and a big seagull landed in front of us and looked longingly at the cake with his beady eye.


The crows, not to be outdone by the glorious snowy whiteness of the gull, showed off their cleverness by forming a five of spades thereby earning more cake.

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At this point the seagull decided to shout all sorts of colourful bird expletives at the crows, (I think he may have given them the middle wing feather too), and so we left.

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We drove around the corner from Horseshoe Bay to Whytecliff Park and had a good beach comb.

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We did the only sensible thing on a lovely Sunday like today.

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We took lots of photos and enjoyed the sunshine to the max.

beach finds

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Finally, a chance to get out in the garden
Oh, what was that bright light in the sky?

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  • Reply Sabra Bowers March 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    That drift wood is beautiful. Crows are super smart birds. Don’t know if it showed today, but they are.

    • Reply Veronica March 17, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      Oh Sabra, I know! I love them to pieces. I suspect they are the smartest birds in the world. There was a David Suzuki program on crows on his Nature of Things show and I learned that crows can solve three tiered puzzles. So cool. Oh god, now I want a crow pet.

  • Reply michellepond March 17, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I liked the spade formation for eating cake.

    • Reply Veronica March 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Michelle, those were some clever crows! 🙂

  • Reply vastlycurious.com March 17, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Fantastic ! I belong to a Group called Crows- loved your pictures and the gnarled wooden stump!

    • Reply Veronica March 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      Do you really Kathryn? I want to belong to that group too! Can’t stop taking photos of crows. 🙂

  • Reply Evalina March 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Lovely! Thank you for sharing. When I visited Horseshoe Bay couple of weeks ago it rain heavy but I enjoyed my visit though.

    • Reply Veronica March 17, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Ooo, Evalina, if you have a chance I’d love to meet you for coffee. 🙂

  • Reply Robert Burnett March 17, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    funny middle wing ,….

    oh yes ,you cant have a crow pet …..you know why ???? , , its so wet out there you might get mud on the crow pet ….no ?…no ??!!…… oh well please yourselves , im here all week…..try the veal ?

  • Reply Evalina March 18, 2013 at 7:13 am

    That would be awesome! I will let you know when I’m coming next. Many moons ago I lived in Lions Bay, now I’m on the very far north in the Yukon. (No crows here but a lot of ravens…)

    • Reply Veronica March 18, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      Great Evalina, I’m already looking forward to it. I love ravens even more! 🙂

  • Reply Sara v March 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful 🙂 The ocean and sunshine–can’t be beat!

    Crows and Ravens are amazingly intelligent. I’ve read so many amazing things about them, fascinating. And they like to share–they learn and then teach every other crow/raven the trick. It’s incredible. Used to watch the ravens at Bryce Canyon floating on the thermals–playing follow the leader. Love them. <3

    Thank you for such a lovely visual break–I've been reading contracts all day-about to go cross-eyed x-x

    • Reply Veronica March 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      Wow Sara, Bryce canyon raven watching sounds like something I’d absolutely love to do. Actually, one of my favorite things is watching the crows and ravens. There’s a crow at the beach and he plays tag with a sea gull. He’s been doing it for a couple of years now. And one of these crows in my photos grabbed the tail feather of that sea gull and gave it a good tug. (I was too slow with my camera)

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