and there are all the usual things to catch up with!
The garden is in production mode right now, lots of tomatoes, potatoes and plums! which means jam, batch after batch of plum jam. Its hot work right now but I know I will be glad of it come the winter time.
I planted some sunflower seeds this spring and have been waiting and wondering for what feels like ages. I couldn’t resist the picture and promises on the seed packet, which happens a lot and is probably why I end up with loads of veg at this time of year. These have lived up to their billing!
They are planted against the wall of the studio and peeking out the window I can look down on them (that how I got this angle) they are well over 5 feet tall and have the most amazing faces.
I arrived home in time this year for a visit to the Pacific National Exhibition. A wonderful fair here in Vancouver, that includes pig races (honest!), livestock displays, rides and all sorts of foods you shouldn’t eat but can’t resist. This year one area of the park , trees and all, had been yarn bombed!
Sorry the images aren’t the best, it was really dark in there!
One of the best things about living where I live is being close to Vancouver harbour. We are close enough that Ned and I can walk along the boardwalk whenever we feel like a “city walk” , it’s a real change from our usual river walk. What a wonderful treat to see the tall ship B. E. Cuauhtémoc in the harbour, she’s a stunning sail training ship from Mexico and looked gorgeous against the Vancouver skyline.
The rigging was incredible and so high! I can’t imagine having to scramble around up in there.
It made me dizzy just looking up.
It’s a nice change of pace from our usual walk along the river, but getting back to the river was one of the best things about being home.
Another best thing (can you have several best things?) was opening the letter that informed me my submission for the upcoming exhibition, Wonderland was accepted!
The opening is Thursday evening September 18th from 7 till 9 pm. Hope you can make it!
Bye for now, Catherine