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Hello from Sunday night

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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garden…

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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.

river finds

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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.

Comments: 15

  • February 22, 2015
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    Isn’t it great when the bees start flying! Just love those bracelets – I would have bought one too. Lovely photography Veronica ..

  • February 23, 2015
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    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!

  • February 23, 2015
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    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?

  • Lavender Cottage

    February 23, 2015
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    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.

  • February 23, 2015
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    Looks like a lovely weekend! I would love to visit Vancouver.

  • bj

    February 23, 2015
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    So glad you had such a great day….and now, of COURSE, I want one of those adorable bracelets….:)

  • daryledelstein

    February 25, 2015
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    i love c’s hair … did she get it cut again after her ‘donation’?

  • February 25, 2015
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    I love the bracelets and your beautiful photos .

  • February 26, 2015
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    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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