Sunday, June 23, 2013

race day out

The sunshine was streaming in so nice this morning, very early in fact, perfect!  We had an quick breakfast, got ready and were out the door by 7:20 am.   The decision to ride Skytrain rather than drive to Vancouver proved to be a good choice.  Lots going on in the city, roadways closed for construction, a movie shoot taking place, and dragon boat racing, cruise boats in, the half marathon and 5K races taking place.   It's been ages since I've been downtown.

We headed for the area of Lost Lagoon at the entrance to Stanley Park.  The 5K runners/walkers were to come down the street and head around back by the lagoon enroute the 5k course.

While waiting for the race to start we had a chance to enjoy the view on the lagoon and park.

The opposite view faces towards downtown.  This is part of the West End, lots of highrises, lots of runners, bikers, boarders.......and here come the5ker's


and there they go............

and trying to find  "the" one face,  "the one" person in the crowd .....priceless .....DH spotted our daughter (bottom left with puzzle piece on her tshirt back) and before he could get the shot, she was moving on .......these walkers were keeping the pace!

Even this low runner was have a blast!

And these two.......very busy too!

water down and water up

and that's our day out.  It's been a good one.

Friday, June 21, 2013

summer solstice

The longest day  and looking out my window this morning it continues very grey but at least the rain has stopped.   The drive home yesterday looked and felt like fall.  Tall trees were shrouded in very low dense mist, almost fog really and the rain pounded down.

For the first day of summer it feels cool enough indoors to put the fireplace on.......

I have  made some progress on a knitting project, no photos yet.  A small stitching project is underway as well.   Patio planting/changes are coming along slowly.   All we need is the 'warm evening' to enjoy sitting outside.

Now it's time to make some coffee and warm up. 

Here's to summer!


Friday, June 7, 2013

June....making plans

My "to do" list seems to be getting out of hand.  And that's only the "want to do" and not that other "to do" list!  So here goes, my top five  on each list:

1.   Finish the knitted shawl in progress.                
2.   Find some order for my floss storage.             
3.   Finish the patio garden.                                    
4.   Read a book.                                                     
5.   Take more pictures.  

1. Catch up on the ironing.
2. Paint the kitchen.    
3. Sort the recipes..too many "let's try.....
4. Spring clean, I have a couple of weeks yet!                                 
5.    Recycle

So that's a start.  Let's see how many can be crossed off by the end of June.

till next time...