Life here is eclectic and I live in a pull-me -push-me life-style ... not at all sure what will happen next ... but it makes for interesting memoir (in due course).
|Collage of sights in Victoria|
I've seen a few films ... they pop up in venues I'd expect as well as well as put on by various societies or organisations. I do recommend Three Bill Boards in Ebbing, Missouri - it kept me engaged ... yet has still got me thinking about various aspects of life - well worth seeing. I have another I want to write about.
Thank goodness I haven't been on the freezing east coast, or for that matter over in Siberian Europe - though I suspect the vagaries of weather will catch me next year! Spring is springing ...
|Victoria waterfront by|
Edward Richardson (1864)
Things are sorting themselves out - I finally have a desk ... and so can sort my life out a little ... and hope to get a better computer sometime soon - I'm surviving, but it's not that easy. A strong compartmentalising character resides here ... and even I am battling!
|Life on 'our' farm - clearing the trees|
I was briefly in Victoria last week and saw the cherry trees blossoming and must get back to spend time down there: the waterfront, which we only drove past, looks stunning ... and to see an Emily Carr exhibition at the Art Gallery. Little Smart car and I will set out next week sometime!!
I hope also to get up the island a little way purely for research purposes ... so that's on my list for next week.
|Trumpeters in full flight -|
So to my 'T's ... Trumpeters - these large migratory swans, re-introduced to increase the near extinct populations of the 1930s, have been trumpeting away - they love the Comox Valley here on the Island and over on the lower mainland.
Seeing various skeins of Swans trumpeting over the farm is a delight ... perhaps not so for the farmers ... though I haven't heard ours complain - I must check.
Trombones - bet you don't know what those are? Took me by surprise ... as I sat looking at some paperclips I'd bought ... they were labelled 'trombones' - which is the French word. I rather like that ... and if I find more ... I'll be increasing my French a telescopic (slide mechanism) bit ...
Now to Tadpoles ... the swimming pool cover is full of rain-water ... which is fine ... but now I'm told and have already heard the tadpoles come out to play ... and turn into froggies ... I can see I'll be hearing a croaking cacophony for a few weeks!
... I hope those Tailless amphibians will enjoy lots of tasty little 'itos' - in other words mosquitoes! - and I won't get too bitten: some hope!
|Some of the farming family ...|
Things are starting to come to life in the garden ... the trees are being pruned - with the hope for some better fruit, as they are fairly ancient ... some of the big trees, which died, are being dug out - so there's always activity up here ...
... the cows, I hear 'talking' occasionally - but they enjoy their farmland in the valley below. Suppers are delicious ... and the bar-b-qs are tantalising near!
|FIL to the farmer! My 'willing' helper!|
Thankfully ... the FIL from the farm is fairly handy and helps me sort some fairly irritating challenges out ... and will fix up some mosquito screens for me ...
... actually he's a handy-man par excellence ... has spent his life working with machinery et al. His grand-daughter is following in her father's and grandfathers' (both) footsteps.
|Chowder at the Bay|
Grandson has just gone off to Swaziland with the school on an educational charity volunteer trip ... so it's been good to see their itinerary ... and though he's of an age of not saying much ... I hope to get some Africa feed-back on his return!
|Down the road - Cowichan Bay|
Well that's me for now ... life has its moments here ... but there's lots of opportunities - so I just need to absorb when I need to, and come back to life shortly after ... so now to get on with a few things and prepare fully for the A-Z ...
|Couldn't resist these guys - now I|
can see why paperclips so easily
'translate' to trombones - even
plastic ones ... good practice tools
Thanks for visiting and being so supportive ... I'm away from the Tadpoling, Trumpeting Trombones ... which I won't even attempt to translate into French in this bi-lingual country ...
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