I am editing this post to wish our friends and neighbours to the south a very happy July 4th celebration. How could I have forgotten?! Here are some Fun Facts about the Declaration of Independence. One of many that I found interesting is that there are 59 places in the United States with the word "liberty" included in their name.I took these two photos in July 2012, at the Vancouver fireworks show (Italy's presentation).
Continuing with my original post:
The theme of youth flows, though it wasn't planned, from the last post right into this one. As we kept an eye out yesterday for oranges to include in the young-spirited meme, Orange You Glad It's Friday (thank you, Maria), playfulness and fun seemed to follow us.
A young starling caught the sun..as did a beautiful bumble-bee with an orangey band around its middle.
The remnants of a bullrush caught the wind as it swung from a bridge railing,
and the stripes in a daisy radiated warmth.
Our front bike wheels overlapping, Bill's strong leg and sporty shoe (with teeny orange stripes), Black Jack's amber eyes gazing forward - lots of symbolism in this photo.
Bill was by my side throughout every photo and every thought yesterday. The depth of my appreciation for his presence in my life is pretty much bottomless.
Ross Bliss was musically and technically brilliant!
There were two of these 5-metre tall birds. You can read about them here. This photo will not win any photography awards :) but I like it. You can find Bill on the left and there are two orange dogs under the sparrow's wing that will make their appearance shortly.
The sun brought out orangey tones in the feet..
and head of the sparrow.Even the surrounding architecture seemed determined to get into the "orange" act.
I talked to the ladies with the two "orange" dogs. They were very kind..
in allowing me to take photos of them with sweet Riley (below and above)
and heart throb, Pierre.
Here's Riley again. Just a pup..
with a whole lot of living to do :)
Later in the evening, Bill and I walked in David Lam Park. There's no orange in the photo below, caught at the last second, but it boggled my brain to see that fellow with his feet on the handlebars. Not to worry. Bill and I won't be imitating him any time soon :)
The sky had subtle shades of tangerine..
and even this jet had some copper-orange in it.
There was an element of playful fantasy as the moon slipped in and out of wispy clouds,
and in these young people..
who joked around..
with a frisbee.
It was great fun to watch them.
Playful and with a sense of humour,
something tells me they will retain these qualities..
to make happy futures for themselves and everyone around them.
The light almost gone, I barely managed to catch these dog. What a wonderful day. Thank you, Bill! The oranges would have been there without you but you made them shine a lot brighter. And, thank you, Maria, for Orange You Glad It's Friday. It's a delightful meme.