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Nimpkish Lake on Vancouver Island

NimpkishLk_Apr2013Here’s a photo I took of Nimpkish Lake on Sunday. It was a bright beautiful morning where the lake shone like glass. Surprisingly, this lake is often used for windsurfing.

It was featured on Weather Window on Global TV on Monday evening.

VWs and Daisies

Don’t you just love the  sound of an older model VW van or bug makes? Anytime I see one I smile.

Orange Poptop

Happy Groom

I didn’t see the bride but I imagined  she carried a bouquet of daisies. To me, VWs and Daisies go together.

Field of Daisies

New Follow Button

If you’re not a member of WordPress and want to follow my blog, it’s really easy. There’s now a new button at the bottom right of your screen where you can type your email address in and receive a message stating they I’ve added a new post.

And don’t worry, you’re email isn’t shared with anyone.

Little Carrots

I’m so excited! My second crop of radishes are ready and the little carrots are ready to pull! 

I remember my grandparents vegetable garden; it seemed to take up their whole back yard. Rows of corn, potatoes, pole beans, onions and carrots!  

Grandpa would take my brothers and I out to the garden to “help” gather some veggies to take home.  It was like magic to us that growing under the feathery green tops were delicious crisp little carrots.  Grandpa would pull 3 or 4 for each of us and rinse them off at the garden hose. We would eagerly gobble them down asking for more! 

Funny, Mom had a hard time getting us kids to eat our carrots at the dinner table; I guess they tasted way better right out of the ground seasoned with a bit of dirt.

Little Carrots

Jazz’s Photo Shoot

Jazz for the most part is camera shy, however this past Friday he didn’t seem to mind.  I think that’s because he didn’t want to leave his cool shady spot. 🙂

    

From the Garden

From the GardenRemember my post in June about planting a few vegetables in the garden this year?

Well, It’s been just over a month since I planted the tiny seeds and already I’ve been rewarded with fresh radishes and lettuce! 

Patio Garden

It’s very easy to grow vegetables… even in the rain!

carrots under plastic

It’ll be awhile before the carrots are ready to pull.

30 Day Photo Challenge

30-Day Challenge Day 3: Clouds

It has been far too long since I last posted on my blog! 

For the month of June I participated in a Flickr “Photo-a-Day” challenge hosted by White Peach Photography.  My good friend Meesh suggested we take the challenge.  I’m glad she did – it was certainly challenging… and lots of fun!  Thanks Meesh! 🙂

Here is the link to my 30 Photos.

So, now that I’ve completed that challenge… it’s on to the next! Do you want to know what it is?

Keeping A Promise Made…

April 22, 2011 was Earth Day.   My sister-in-law, who happens to be one of my very best  friends, wrote an inspirational article in her blog sharing ideas to help live a “Greener” way.

I made a commitment to plant vegetables in my garden this year and I’ve finally been able to keep my promise. 

Last Sunday I planted  lettuce,  radishes and  carrots in patio planters.

Planting Veggies

After a week, the lettuce and radishes have started to sprout!   Aren’t they the cutest little radishes?!  Little Radishes

I Believe in a Cure…

Today, Port McNeill hosted the North Island Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life.

I volunteered some of my day helping set up in the morning. Then in the evening with the help of another volunteer, we kept the coffee and hot chocolate coming  for the walkers. 

For me, one of the most emotional parts of the day is the memorial lap.  Everyone walks in silence around the track  thinking about someone they know and love who has battled cancer; some won the fight, some are still in the battle and sadly others have lost… It’s unfortunately rare to find someone who has not been affected by cancer in some way. For me, I lost my mom.

The track is lined with luminaries The luminaries  have been lovingly decorated to remember or support a loved one. Others have words of encouragement…

Relay for Life

A Streak of Blue and Green

No, not the Vancouver Canucks hockey team winning their game last night… It’s a Stellar Jay flying across the garden.

Stellar Jay

I have been spreading a bit of bird seed in the garden this year because of the colder spring weather. The Jays come for breakfast and this one was flying to the laburnum tree in the garden.

I was trying to get a shot of the Jay in flight.  This isn’t what I was trying to achieve, but I like the result

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