And look closer still to see that beautiful cobalt.
Here's one that's a little bit shyer, but that won't be able to resist the sun's coaxing much longer.
Although I was sad to leave these beauties (and my dandelions) behind, we've had a lovely time in Vanc'r this weekend. When I got here Friday night, Paul met me at the bus-stop and carried my bag to the apartment where he had a fabulous meal ready -- pan-fried oysters to start, followed by grilled rib-eye with scalloped potatoes (made in a healthy version rather than with the full-on-cream he prefers -- a wee gesture of love!), green beans, and a cherry-tomato-and-basil salad. Yumm. We ate it while watching another set-in-Paris movie, Comme T'y es Belle, well-acted, entertaining, and the soundtrack, of course, helps us get our ears ready.
Saturday we walked over to Kitsilano, window-shopped, and had breakfast at the Epicurean on 1st (always great coffee, the Classico breakfast with Ciabatta is perfect). Checked out a consignment store I'd heard about -- Immersion at Broadway and MacDonald; some great stuff there, and looking for treasures in a consignment store is always fun -- I'll be back.
The opera last night -- La Bohème -- was a wonderful end to the season with readily recognizable, beautifully-played-and-sung music, a credible-if-predictable set (I never get tired of the magic of stage sets; I'm a sucker for the doll-house-writ
Today we ran, separately -- I ran the seawall; Paul has a route over the Cambie bridge and back via the Burrard -- had our "Number Fives with Buckwheat, coffee with cream" at La Bretagne Crêperie. Now we're relaxing with books and enjoying the developing aroma of the short ribs Paul's braising for dinner -- our daughter and son-in-law will be joining us soon for dinner, one last hurrah for the weekend. Hope you enjoyed yours. Monday comes 'round so fast, no?!