Soggy weather has at least one good thing about it. The dry days look really, really good! Jean, danced to the tune of a blue sky yesterday, and so did I. The little rivers of water under my socks during Monday's bike commute were not missed on Tuesday.
I rushed out to get a couple of pictures during my lunch break. No rain cover needed for my camera! My captures weren't earth shatteringly unusual or fantastic, but they made me happy.
A crow,and a Canadian Goose.
The goose turned, came to the water's edge, and stood on one foot. I waited, wanting to get an open-winged shot, but it outstayed me. When I left, it was still on that same foot. I wonder if it was finding the water temperature a bit cool.
One cormorant mingled with the seagulls on the only log that has been left in the area where the seals used to congregate. I'm not sure why the other logs and platforms have been removed, but am hoping it's a temporary thing. I miss the seal. The pylons are gone, too. Only the one that housed the osprey nest has been left standing. I hope the ospreys won't be put off by the changed look of the area, and will still move back into their summer residence.I took a couple of moments to admire the flowers along the path back to school. Midway through November, and still blooming! I've been in BC for ten years, but that continues to amaze me.
The seagulls seem happy, rain or shine.
As I entered the school cafeteria, the quote of the day caught my eye. "Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony." Mahatma Gandhi. Mm, yes, but happiness is a good weather day, too.We have a house system at my school. The four houses are named after Martin Luther King,
and Pierre Eliot Trudeau.
For the past two days, my students and I have been looking into the life of Jane Goodall. There has been talk, recently, about the fact that none of our houses are named after a female role role model. Several excellent suggestions were made, but it just now occurs to me that Jane Goodall could be another possible candidate for that honor. Her Roots and Shoots program tries to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment. What do you think?
The forecast for this morning isn't looking great. Hold off, Mr. Weather Man, please, for another hour or so. Just one more dry ride. Just one more.