Hello from Sunday night

February 22, 2015

Hello from Sunday night 😀

I’m so excited to report that I saw the first bee of the season this week!

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And the sun continued to shine that cold, brave light, but out at the river it still looked very wintry.

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We had a brave alfresco lunch, seduced by the sunshine and the fluffy red patio blankets, we thought we might be a bit cool, but we were fine. And we love eating outside any chance we have.

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There was also a large home and garden expo downtown, so C and I spent a couple nice hours mooching around.

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There were the usual lovely home displays, but a large amount of the booths were really hard push, hard sell things people never knew they needed. To tell you the truth, it reminded us a little of that “as seen on television” push.

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But there were some lovely bits too.
In the home…

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and personal love department. Actually, C and I really loved these bracelets and bought ourselves one each.

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At my local river park the Oemleria (Indian Plum) is blooming. This is always the first native plant which blooms and it blooms everywhere, all over the place, every park, every forest, every little bit of wild land, and, it’s a super good thing because it gives so much value to the first bees and the resident hummingbirds.

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It’s been an incredibly mild winter and there is virtually no snow pack on the mountains. The rivers are pretty low and I worry that there will be water shortages later on in the year.

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But for now the sun is still shining. 😀

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Sharing with Judith and the mosaic bunch.

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  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm February 22, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Isn’t it great when the bees start flying! Just love those bracelets – I would have bought one too. Lovely photography Veronica ..

    • Reply Veronica February 23, 2015 at 4:49 am

      Hi Julie, I did also see a bumble bee, and recently met a fellow who would come over and install an urban bee hive. Wonder if I’m brave enough to keep a bee hive in my garden. We loved those bracelets. Somewhere in my on-line wanderings I found some directions to making them. Hmmm…how hard can that be? 😀

  • Reply Eileen February 23, 2015 at 1:12 am

    I just love your cute bracelets.. And the river scene is so pretty, love the river rocks! Lovely images! Have a happy day and week ahead!

    • Reply Veronica February 23, 2015 at 4:49 am

      Thank you so very much Eileen. Hope your week is a happy one too. 😀

  • Reply Gill February 23, 2015 at 1:15 am

    what part of the world do you live in Veronica? If you don’t want to answer on your blog, let me know on mine; you don’t have to be specific, just general area? By the way I am guessing West Coast, as we are all covered in snow on the East Coast?

    • Reply Veronica February 23, 2015 at 4:51 am

      Yes, West Coast! Vancouver actually. (My life is such an open book…lol) I know! Your winter has been so unbelievable this year. It’s like all our winter just moved East for…the winter. Oh not fun for you. I do hope that spring is just around the corner. 😀 Big hugs. X

  • Reply Lavender Cottage February 23, 2015 at 4:49 am

    I just posted on my FB this morning about leaving dandelion flowers in place as they’re one of the first blooms the bees use in spring.
    I like the bracelets, have a sunny day.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

    • Reply Veronica February 23, 2015 at 4:53 am

      I’m so glad you did that Judith. A lot of people don’t understand that and we have to do what we can to save the bees. Big hugs and thank you for hosting. 😀

  • Reply Kelly Deal February 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Looks like a lovely weekend! I would love to visit Vancouver.

    • Reply Veronica February 23, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      Oh dear, it’s cold out your way, isn’t it? Well, if ever you make it out west, you’re guaranteed a lovely cup of tea and a hug. 😀

  • Reply bj February 23, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    So glad you had such a great day….and now, of COURSE, I want one of those adorable bracelets….:)

    • Reply Veronica February 23, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      Hi there BJ, I’ve been looking into how they are made and it doesn’t look so hard! 😀 Famous last words…right?

  • Reply daryledelstein February 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

    i love c’s hair … did she get it cut again after her ‘donation’?

  • Reply Gerlinde February 25, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    I love the bracelets and your beautiful photos .

  • Reply Jennifer J. Chow February 26, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    That’s a pretty huge bee. (I see more honeybees around here, and alas, less seasonal changes.) Also, I love those bracelets you found!

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