I am posting to Eileen's Critter Meme today. There are some photos that seem to be without critters, but I can guarantee that there are lots of them hiding within the trees and under the greenery. Many thanks, Eileen! Your blog and Saturday's Critters are gifts to all who appreciate nature.
Today marks 8 years since the day I first met Bill. I wrote these words to him on a facebook post and added some pictures you have already seen in the blog:"Today marks 8 years together, Bill. It will be a day like any other day. We'll explore our beautiful city on foot or on our bicycles, I'll pull up beside you at the stop lights, happy when you check that Black Jack is comfortable in her basket and that I am doing okay, we'll go to a movie or live performance or read aloud to each other from our current book, we'll talk about a hundred things and I'll think long after the conversations about your words. The thing about our ordinary days is that I spend them with the man of my dreams. I love you!"
Below are photos taken this past Wednesday. On hot days, we like to walk in the forest where we can find some shade.
We discovered this trail..
This caught my eye. Perhaps, some of you will see a critter sculpture.
These next three photos were taken near the Rose Gardens in Stanley Park. I didn't catch my orange butterfly, but I did manage to get this little one. I'm not sure of its id but the profile seems to indicate that s/he is smiling at me :)
The rest of the photos go back to last Saturday. We rode along False Creek to Olympic Village Park. I almost missed this little dog riding in a backpack.
Black Jack led Bill to the edge of a tiny little creek on the other side of the bike path from False Creek. I don't think that little creek has a name. Bill is always so obliging about following her wherever she wishes to take him.
One sweet mother duck with her last remaining offspring swam along that same little creek. The algae has almost completely taken over the water.
I looked down from the little bridge above and caught them..
When they reached their destination, the little one finally felt safe enough to hunt for food on his/her own.