Sunday, April 5, 2009
Oh, what a lucky woman she was (with apologies to Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
Oh, I have so much to show you and tell you, and I know I promised to do Mardel's meme, but let me just show you a few photos for now and tomorrow, when I get back from the dentist, I'll write more and show you my new bag which I love.
First off, my weekend started Friday morning with some pampering from my hair stylist -- since the weather was great with dry, sunny days scheduled to continue, she straightened my hair for a different look. Sadly, this photo, taken by me at arm's length, doesn't show the fun red highlights, but I admit I'm always mesmerized by seeing myself with straight hair -- so many people show up in that face! sisters, aunts, mothers, brothers . . . It's a fascinating experiment in defamiliarization.
Here's another shot with the jacket off, revealing another foray into the pattern mixing inspired by other bloggers -- I'm having fun with this and have gone a ways out of my comfort zone thanks to Karen, Pseu, and academichics, among othersThe gorgeous orange lilies you see above and below were waiting in our Vanc'r apartment to keep me company 'til Pater finished work. From then on, we just made the most of each other's company and the superlative spring weather -- it was 20 degrees (that's Celsius, of course) in Vancouver today, so delightful!
Beautiful as the lilies were, they didn't have a pristine blue sky to set them off as did this flowering cherry tree just down the hillor this magnificently magenta magnolia opening just across the street. (I'm not sure which I prefer on a magnolia -- the sumptuous flowers themselves or the sensuously tawny buds).
And after all the weekend's magic, one final gift was making the ferry at Horseshoe Bay with only minutes to spare, the second last vehicle loaded onto a full boat AND that ferry (which offered this vista of imminent sunset) getting in on time for me to catch my little ferry over to my island, again with only minutes to spare. AHHhhhhhh, life is good.