Today at the Riley Park Farmers Market I met two interesting people. I cannot replay entire conversations for you but they did give me permission to take their picture. So look at the picture and try to imagine what is special/different/unique about these people:
Railroad engineer [drives trains for CN!]
Wearing nice sunglasses [that's all]
I had a great time participating with my brother and his wife doing this.
- Coring, scoring, and blanching tomatoes #
- Waaaaay to many tomatoes ready for this recipe. Onions too. Soup? #
- All ingredients ready to go. A break for lunch, then we begin. #
- Uh-oh. Timing off. Have to be done by 3pm. Looking iffy. #
- Everything on the boil. Apt. is like a steam bath. Bro’s schedule freed. No time pressure. #
- First batch done. Starting second run now. #
- The smoke alarm was not a welcome interruption. #
- Final bath. Having the not enough to go into the last jar taste test with corn chips. Good flavour & bite. Done. I’m outta here. #
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Vancouver’s changing landscape:
The Vancouver Molson Indy winners circle in August 2004*
and in August 2008
Olympic Village construction in November 2007
and in August 2008
Guerrilla Gardening in September 2005
and in August 2008:
*photo by Andrastia [with permission]
Here’s the view in my neighbourhood this morning:
It is surreal and beautiful too.
A tweet: Love watching the falling petals of cherry blossoms; snow that doesn’t melt. The wind blows them down the street like confetti. Slippery too.
Real snow on April 19 - No one I know remembers it snowing so late in the year
But snow at the end of March is normal – it did that last year too.
Snow and cherry blossoms
First post with Windows Live Writer – positive reviews on Lifehacker. I agree.
Look closely. I see a water channel between the mountain ranges on this air vent cover outside the new Superstore / Home Depot store at Cambie at 7th
At this angle it looks like a VU meter gone crazy:
The air vent is both beautiful and cold at same time. It was probably designed to make it impossible for skateboarders to use it while evoking elements of our natural landscape.
J. H. didn’t even know that what he put on that morning would be a throwback to the weird and wonderful 80′s
Bev wears hats like these all year long. As the seasons change, so do the hats. Halloween and Xmas are the best!
More pictures for my Aunt who wondered if the crocuses are blooming, can the daffodils be far behind?
and Uncle It is still very much winter here and spring very far off.
For my Aunt who needs to see colours like these
and Uncle who says there is four feet of snow where they live.
and anyone else east of Hope, BC
This is one of the reasons I and so many other people love Vancouver. When the rain stops and skies clear, the world looks like this:
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No explanation required:
If you need one…Wikipedia: Parodies of the ichthys symbol