X town and lunch
The lovely bright October sunshine. Sometimes it feels just too bright.
Do you have that kind of light where you are? It’s the oblique angle of the autumn sun I think.
I almost want to wear sunglasses inside the house. 🙂
I was so lucky today to drive across town in this glorious light to help my mom out with some computer work.
Vancouver neighbourhoods are so lovely right now. It’s a special magic time, a beautiful golden autumn, and we must hold on to it, crush it to our hearts because we know that soon the rain will come and dissolve it into a million blurry puddles.
We went to have lunch at the same little French bistro in mom’s neighbourhood.
Yes, we asked for a table outside. 🙂
It actually was really warm there on that little patio in the sunshine. The forecast said 12 degrees but it really felt more like 18. We were very comfy with our coats off.
I had some lovely mussels. (my hemoglobin has dropped quite a bit lately and believe it or not, shellfish have a very high amount of iron, not to mention that they really are my favourites) The restaurant supplied me with a spoon and a special little narrow fork to help me with the mussels. I always think that’s a little silly when the empty shell of one is the absolute perfect tool to pry the next mussel out with. I know it’s the European way, but then, being born in Prague, I am the original Bohemian, aren’t I? 🙂
After lunch it was too lovely to leave, so, a little tea for me and a little coffee for mom…
…and a bit of people watching before I had to drive back home. 🙂
While I was downloading my iPhone photos I came across a little something I wanted to show you. These days with C just into midterms, our Sbux mornings look like this: C in full study mode and me picking up any little bit of leaf/flower/twig as we walk in, (it’s always a treasure hunt, that short walk from the car to the Sbux), and I sketch whatever it is I found while she studies and tries out theories on me. Sometimes she asks me to put my pencils down and quiz her at her cue cards. 🙂