Monday, March 24, 2008


Spring in Vancouver


I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
William Wordsworth

Does everyone remember this poem from high school? I don't think I ever see daffodils without remembering this piece of memory work.
Today, Patricia and I hit the roads and went shopping and for lunch to Lynn Valley, which is not too far from here. I brought my camera with me, so, whenever we spotted flowers and could safely pull off the road into a parking spot, we took the following shots.

The whole street across from Patricia's condo building had these beautiful trees in blossom.

No leaves on this tree yet! Look at that beautiful lady in yellow!

There's that woman again...wonder who she is!

AHEM!! Ontario people, this is not snow!!!

Look at that beautiful lavender. It seems to be growing everywhere here.

That tree will be in full blossom in a week, I'd think.

Looking down the street, one block away from the Pacific.

This is a shot, of the side of out building. Lot's of greenery, but still tree's without leaves yet.

Well, those are my pic's. I see, I've got something on my lens that clouded down in the bottom middle. Guess I need to wipe the lens off. I dropped the camera in Hawaii, trying to take a picture from a position, I shouldn't have been and went for a tumble and off went the lens.

But, we had a lovely day, except for lunch in Lynn Valley, at the Bears Den, or something like that. I ordered eggs bennie and it was ice cold and the eggs as hard as rocks. I sent it back, and told them I wasn't paying for it! I didn't want another new plate, as that first bite, made me kind of sick to my stomach and I ended up throwing up in the washroom! Yuk!

Then we went to another mall and browsed and had a few laughs. It was good to be out having fun with a girlfriend and sharing our little stories over a Tim Horton's coffee.

Thought for the day....thanks to Suzie in an email today.

Overheard in a bar
''why married women weigh more than single women? It's because a single woman comes home, sees what's in the fridge, can't be bothered, and goes to bed. But a married woman comes home, see what's in bed, can't be bothered, and goes to the fridge!''

1 comment:

  1. Geeeeeeeeez! Those photos are terrific! What a lovely spring you have...( soon too). The flowers are just gorgeous in Vancouver! I wonder how my plants that I bought there last year and planted out back are doing? They're most likely in shock!! Poor things.
    I'll have to wait a while longer to find out...there's snow in the forecast...again.
    Love you,
    Sam xoxoox


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