There was a heavy frost on the ground and mist over False Creek when I woke up on New Year's Day. By breakfast time (8ish) the fog had rolled in and the high-rises were faint shafts of light in the distance. The lady in the apartment above us feeds the birds. We're not actually allowed to do that, but I'm happy she does as we love to see them gathered in the tree outside our balcony window. She takes care of the Dickie Birds (as Bill calls them) and we take care of..
Others sit for a few minutes on the right side, taking long sips,
and then stare into the window as we eat breakfast. We call the "flitters" Henrietta and the "sitters" Henry, but the gender is a guesstimate only.
But, getting back to our day yesterday :) The fog lifted and the sun caught some lovely detail in Henrietta's head before she..
headed back to the tree.
This was taken through the boat's plastic window so it isn't the clearest, but you can see the Cambie Bridge in the background.
There's Bill by Spy Glass landing. He carries Black jack's coat, my hat, and often my mitts (that he picks up from the ground when they fall). He is ever ready to save the day, the minute I appear cold, or Black Jack shivers. Just one of a kazillion reasons why I love him.
I hope the person that lost it will eventually find it. (They clearly need a "BIll" in their life!)
Black Jack wasn't allowed in the Blenz café, so we sat outside for our treats.
Well, 15 minutes left before the third day of 2016. Just time to show you a couple of photos taken at the end of October that were never shared. Below is Cathy, one of our wonderful neighbours with her little dog, Frankie.
A little further on, we watched this squirrel..
critter meme. Check it out. It's a great one. Whoops, the clock just struck midnight. Furry Gnome (a fascinating blog to check out as well), I think of you these days whenever my posts are too long. Promise I'm working on it. Will try to stick to the plan tomorrow :)