Our weekend was another beautiful one, with sunshine and refreshing breezes. I am sharing it with Our World Tuesday, with many thanks to Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy, and Jennifer for the fine work they do to encourage people from across the world to reach out to each other. The photo below was taken on Sunday as we walked along False Creek.
Scanning the newspaper and Facebook reminds me that we were among the fortunate this weekend. One story that made my heart ache took place in Rock Creek, BC, where wildfire destroyed 30 homes. People had to flee for their lives and several families had to make the horrible decision to set their livestock and pets free. The news is not good for many of these frightened animals, and it is very disturbing to learn that the fire was human caused. The photo below comes from a HAPPY news story found at the CBC news site. Jennifer Lynn Brock managed to save ten horses. At that news link, there is a little audio link where you can listen to her describe her terrifying ordeal. Bravo to her!!
We watched the documentary, How to Change the World, on Saturday evening. It is the story of the original group of brave and slightly crazy people who started GreenPeace Canada (not to be confused with GreenPeace International). Whatever your preconceptions about this organization, the movie will touch you. We can all be inspired by this motley crue of hippies, scientists, adventurers and mystics making a positive difference in the world. I laughed, gasped in awe, had to close my eyes at times, but overall, came away inspired to think about the slow process, often over a lifetime, needed to influence changes when something in our world needs fixing. Bob Hunter, a main character, died in 2005 but his daughter carries on his work. She went on a mission herself, even as he was dying of cancer. She had to forfeit precious time with him, but it was his wish that she do that. He is at the centre of the photo below. Like the lady who saved the horses (above), he went to his limit of his strength to do what he believed had to be done. I thank him, and people like him, from the bottom of my heart!
slow release water bags around the trees in the centre of the boulevard. This strategy may help them survive the current drought.
On Sunday, I caught a photo of a sparrow in the park..
Jazz Vespers performance at..
here and here.
This is Freda; she rarely misses a Sunday. Black Jack loves cuddles with her too.
They allowed me to take some photos!
Bill and I sat for a while before we went home. When we saw this dog on a boat, my 18-50 mm lens was on the camera, so you will have to search to see that tiny spec standing at the front of the second boat.