I'm going to jump right into this post for Our World Tuesday, as I search for a new blogging routine that will keep posts shorter but perhaps, a bit more regular. This one jumps around quite a bit. It begins with two horses met during a walk along Sunset Beach. They were ridden by members of the Vancouver Police Department Mounted Unit. I had my big lens on the camera, so could barely fit one beautiful face per shot into the frame.
From Italy, but a resident of Vancouver for many years, the lady told me she still finds it a bit difficult to strike up the easy friendships she enjoyed in her home country. She didn't complain about Vancouverites, but she told me she goes every afternoon to sit with the birds and critters to get her "I'm accepted here" fix. We talked for quite a while and I came away thinking we need to strike up conversations with strangers more often.
I think it was the same day that Bill and I walked along the seawall after supper. This scene faces the Granville Bridge. I have taken it in a thousand different ways (I feel sure), but on that evening, the blue hues seemed especially prominent. I do love blue.
This little tree is a remnant, i guess, of Christmas. Last year, I noticed it too. In fact, I'm sure an older picture of it sits somewhere in my iphoto events. Perhaps it is becoming a tradition.
This is a family friendly blog but some of you may want to skip the next four photos. Several posts lately have talked about the sights along Davie Street, but I haven't yet mentioned this store that I pass almost daily. To be honest, I'm a bit embarrassed to look in the window and didn't even know the name of the store. From the letters "ouch" shown in this photo, I went to a list of Davie Street shops, and sure enough, discovered "Love's Touch."
Next door to the store was this colourful display, set up, I think, in honour of the Year of the Snake. I posted yesterday on Facebook with some photos of the only snakes I have ever come across. You can see them here. For anyone who missed that post, I do wish all a very happy and healthy Lunar Year 4711.
Standing outside the door, I tried to get a shot that included the shop sign and at least one of the musicians through the window. Bill was doing his best to help me..
and a lot of laughter during some lively conversations with Yvonne/Yvan E.J. Arnold.. but perhaps, I'll leave that for tomorrow's post.