Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Okamino and Beyond
Saturday, June 6, 2015
The Saskatoons are almost ready on the WRT hike. The July/August like heat has turned my brain to afternoons at the beach and in fact, swimming as if it were July and August. It is stunning.
 Peter and his dog Sieben which is a German word. Peter told us the meaning, but I can't remember. Must be the heat.

Sunday, June 7, 2015
After all our Sunday morning calls, it is really too late to hike up this broiling hillside, but we did it anyway. It took a few minutes under the shade to feel like we could go on.

Monday, June 8th, 2015
A Deer Knoll hike today and the view across are the hills I normally climb. This is early in the morning as it promised and delivered very hot weather. 

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
A heArt Fit morning with Karen demonstrating a method of spontaneous painting which is to apply a dot of paint and blow at it with a straw. I tried, I really tried and ended up finger painting. I guess I just don't have a lot of blow.

 Keith used another tactic which is to use a print from the dollar store or a second hand store and redress it with his own marks. I like what he did, transforming ordinary into extraordinary. It would be a useful lesson for people timid in trying to paint something of their own. Letting go on top of an established structure.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
I think these are wild gooseberries on my WRT hike.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Okamino and Beyond
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
It stopped raining long enough to run up Knox, though we weren't entirely sure we would avoid the rain, and so the umbrellas came along. It was Vancouver-like, a heavy downpour that is quenching the gardens and forests. You can almost watch things greening up, getting taller. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - Knox again, due to the rain, again. Other hikes would be very wet. Must have been good eats for this deer to be so unfazed by people walking by so closely.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Okamino and Beyond
Saturday, May 30, 2015
A beautiful bike ride today, sunny and moving to hot during the afternoon. Enough to go to the beach and a dip.

What a treat at Maureen and Jim's in the evening in honour of Vreni's birthday. This lady was making fresh ice cream with liquid nitrogen doing the instant freeze. We had a couple of flavours to choose from. Nice to watch.

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Knox Mountain the long way with native grasses reaching sky high. Must have been the rain that did it.

I many have posted a similar picture of this spot from the top of Knox looking down to the lake. Is it the cluster of trees or the steep side that attracts?  

Along the way back from Paul's Tomb the Mock Oranges fill the air with their fantastic scent. 

Monday, June 1, 2015
Rain threatens all around us again, but I bet it won't deliver much. I think these are Black Eyed Susans.