Making the most of the weekend

October 7, 2013

For some bizarre weather reason, known only by the trade winds, this weekend was sunny and warm and Tshirt at the beach weather.

I know! Not your typical Vancouver October.


The flowers are still going strong in the garden and everyone is feeling a little lazy, nicely warm and in a bit of a domestic cocooning mode.


Truth be told, Milo has a bit of a cat cold and was sneezing all night, and he’s my little energy bunny, so when he’s lazing around the house, we all feel a little lazy too.


But it would be a shame to waste this beautiful sunshine, so out we go.

Down to the beach for a walk, where it seems that most everyone has had the same idea.

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So while we enjoyed watching the children playing and walking by families picnicking, we also had one eye on the cerulean sky and those mare’s tails which always signal an approaching front.


Monday morning, back to rain.

Sharing with Mary on this mosaic Monday, and Carissa at lowercase letters, and Sami for shenanigans.  🙂

A special guest post for tea cup Tuesday
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  • Reply TimothyTorrents October 7, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Nice pics! Is that a yard sale or art exhibition?

    • Reply Veronica October 7, 2013 at 6:57 am

      Thank you Tim. That’s an art exhibition, the tail end of a summer long festival. 🙂

  • Reply sugandha October 7, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Veronica it is a beautiful post…I can see that you had a lovely weekend.

    Visiting from UBC.

    P.s. I am going hang around and see more post.

    • Reply Veronica October 7, 2013 at 6:59 am

      Hello sugandha and thank you so much for visiting. Could you please leave me your web site addy or amend your gravitar to include your website? I’d love to be able to visit you too. 🙂

  • Reply Claudette Chenevert October 7, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Hi Veronica. I love Vancouver and yes, having beautiful sunny days in October is something to be excited about. The photos look great and I love the painting that you took.
    Hope you’re week is going to be better than your rainy Monday.
    Claudette Chenevert
    The Stepmom Coach

    • Reply Veronica October 7, 2013 at 8:10 am

      Hi Claudette. Do you know Vancouver? How nice. Our rainy Monday just developed a bit of blue sky, so things are definitely looking a bit brighter. 🙂 Thank you so much for your visit; it’s lovely to make new friends.

  • Reply Sara v October 7, 2013 at 7:48 am

    What a beautiful day! I love cerulean skies and mare’s tails 🙂 Your floors look AMAZING!! Yay!
    Love and hugs

    • Reply Veronica October 7, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Oh, thank you Sara, it’s been a long slog but the floors are finally near completion! Love and hugs right back acha. Hope you have the loveliest day. 🙂

  • Reply wendypchef October 7, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Looks like a Beautiful weekend!

    • Reply Veronica October 7, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Hi Wendy, thank you so much for stopping by. It was a great weekend. 🙂

  • Reply Daryl October 7, 2013 at 7:52 am

    i dont know if you know but cats dont sneeze unless they have something wrong with their mouth .. usually its a tooth issue … if he continues to sneeze, please take him to the vet …

    • Reply Veronica October 7, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Thanks for that Daryl. I did have a check in his mouth but everything looks pink and normal. I called the vet this morning who said it’s probably nothing to worry about and there has been a bit of cat-bronchial stuff going around the city, but to bring him in in a day if he doesn’t show improvement. He sneezed a lot less last night so maybe he’s just got a bug. He’s only three and as strong as a horse so I think he’ll be fine. 🙂

  • Reply Lavender Dreams October 7, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Oh, I love an art show outside! And it’s nice to have a little Indian summer at the end of the season! Enjoy your day!

    • Reply Veronica October 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you so much. I love being able to walk by various artist and seeing all the different styles too.

  • Reply JoAnn October 7, 2013 at 10:12 am

    It was a wonderful weekend, wasn’t it? We enjoyed every minute of the sunshine – both days. We intended to stay home on Sunday and do house chores – but that sunshine won out, and I’m glad because of the rain today – although the sun is peaking through a bit right now, but I hear there is more rain coming. Great photos of your weekend.

    • Reply Veronica October 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      I know the feeling JoAnn. Couldn’t stay home. There’ll be plenty of rainy days coming up. 🙂

  • Reply Celia M. - High Heeled Life October 7, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Beautiful photos! How wonderful to still be enjoying such wonderful weather on a week-end. Your furbabies look tres adorable. wishing a fabulous week ahead..xo C. (HHL)

    • Reply Veronica October 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      Hi Celia. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Reply Ruth W. October 7, 2013 at 11:13 am

    It was a gorgeous weekend, wasn’t it? Did you get a few showers overnight and this morning? We can see Vancouver Island at the moment, but there seem to be more clouds rolling in from the southwest. Hope Milo is feeling better.

    • Reply Veronica October 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      We did get some showers overnight but so nice to see the sun peeking a little today again. I can see Van Isle from the house too. 🙂

  • Reply Jeannine Bergers Everett October 7, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    It is very summer-ish here as well. I have all of these beautiful sweaters longing to be set free!! In time, I suppose. p.s. your floors look fabulous 🙂

    • Reply Veronica October 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Hi Jeannine, Is it? So nice. I’m not sure I’m ready for sweaters yet!!! probably after this weekend and I’ll get San Francisco over with and pack away the summer clothes. 🙁

  • Reply Karen October 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Milo is gorgeous and so are your beautiful photographs. I always wanted to visit Vancouver. I lived in Ontario for five years, and fell in love with Canada. Sweater weather is my favorite time of year, here in Massachusetts the weather is gradually getting cooler.

    Lovely to meet you.


    • Reply Veronica October 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you Karen. Vancouver is lovely. If you visit you must come say hello. Let me know ahead of time because I spend months in England. Massachusetts is beautiful too. I have it in mind to spend an autumn out East, probably Montreal, and watch the leaves turn. 🙂

  • Reply October 8, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Wow a beautiful day! Everyone displays their art on their lawns? Love this! Also you have a rotary phone? So do I and I use it : ) I would love to visit too Karen !!

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