Some skies, some birds, a wonderful theatre performance, and a walk over the Granville Bridge have been highlights in a very good week.
Evening walk by Sunset Beach, English Bay, Vancouver
A trip to Port Moody to see the osprey family.
Bill and I have named them Matt, Mimi, and baby Pat.
|Mimi, with eyes bulging: "I can't do a thing with that child. S/he won't even look at me."|
Pat: "Why is she in such a bad mood?"
|Pat: "I'm the one who is practically starved to death."|
|Mimi: "Matt, if you don't come home soon, I'll.."|
Pat: "Aw, Ma. I'm trying to be good. Really."
|A stick? Where's the fish.|
|Matt: "I tried, but the fish just aren't there today. We can use this to work on the nest."|
Mimi: "Well, you are going to have to discipline that child. I've been alone here and.. blah, blah..."
|Pat: "Careful, Pa. She's in a really bad mood."|
|Matt: "You watch, Pat. This is how it's done." Taps Mimi on the nose. "Aw, come on, Mimi. It can't be that bad."|
|"Not that bad! Are you kidding? How dare you... blah, blah, blah..."|
|Matt: "Guess we better lay low for a bit, Pat. She'll come round. She always does."|
Pat: "I dunno, Dad. She's looks pretty upset."
Stopping by Colony Farm on the way home
|The new Port Mann Bridge, seen from Colony Farm|
|View just before sunset|
From the truck as we drive back to Vancouver
|I saw the profile of a bearded man in the silver lining of the dark cloud at the bottom left.|
|Bill saw a dog (Scottie?) in the blue section.|
|Seconds later, both images have shifted. What do you see?|
|Looking up, and to my left, this tree appeared to stand against the clouds.|
|A second or two later, it found bright blue sky to rest against.|
2nd trip to Port Moody to visit the osprey family
|Mimi: "Well now, that's more like it! Give me that fish. I'm starving!"|
Pat: "Hmph! Why do I always get fed last."
Matt (proudly): "I knew she'd come round."
Stopping by Colony Farm (again)
|Can anyone help me identify this lovely bird?|
|The old Port Mann Bridge can be seen between the cables of the new Port Mann Bridge.|
Interesting article about the bridges at this link.
|A song sparrow (?) singing his little heart out.|
Cormorant landing in False Creek, near my apartment
Stanley Theater to see "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story"
|Bill and I LOVED this musical. If you are in Vancouver, or thinking of coming to Vancouver, go see it!|
It is on until August 26th. I'm repeating the link to order tickets and read reviews.
|Before the show, we walked along the streets near the theatre and I checked out the skies.|
|We both liked these banners. (They seem to change every month or so, but this one even has The Stanley on it.)|
|It's a lovely old theatre and I'm very glad it has been saved from demolition.|
|Zachary Stevenson in the title role was so good, we thought he might have equalled Buddy's talent and energy.|
It will be physically impossible to stop tapping your toes.
|In fact, every single actor and musician in this show is outstanding.|
False Creek Ferry to Granville Island and a walk home over the Granville Bridge
|In my opinion (and Black Jack's), these little boats are the best thing since sliced bread.|
|Reflections under the Granville Bridge|
|Seymour, the seagull (named by the fishermen)|
|Up those steps, turn right, and we'll be on the bridge. (First time for Bill. 3rd for me)|
|First time I noticed the underside of the bridge from this angle.|
|Bill said, "Everyone should walk over the bridge at least once."|
We noticed for the first time the incredible height of this tree. Nine stories and counting..
I'd love to hear that this inspires someone to walk over their own city/town bridge.
|Looking East, over Granville Island|
|Just before the sun disappears.|
|It's a long way down, but Black Jack is totally relaxed. She knows she is in the best hands.|
|Completed the year I was in Grade 1 (although I lived in Quebec and had never heard of The Granville Bridge).|
|Just over the bridge, and neither of us can believe the height of that crane!|
Thank you for the wonderful times, Bill!
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