|What a delicious fragrance!|
|pls ignore date stamp ... |
i haz a mental block against
remembering to change it
when i recharge the camera's battery ...
|Oh so pretty!|
|I don't like the smell of lilacs,|
but the new blossom clusters are such a nice colour!
A few trees in blossom is probably no big news to folks in other parts of the world, but it is exciting to me ... only a week had passed since our last snow showers! Here in "the north" (which is really the geographical centre of the province of BC, not the FAR north), it feels like spring/summer will NEVER get here, then you blink once and IT ALREADY ARRIVED!
Over the weekend, I also found blossomly loveliness in a few other places around and about my own neighbourhood ...
|This tree (my apartment building is behind)|
isn't the nicest shaped specimen ...
it was run over by a truck two years ago ...
poor thing ...
but the blossoms are SO PINK!
|They look so nice ... a long row of them|
right down the middle of the street!
|These poor beauties are drooping|
from the effects of an unexpected rain storm ...
So was I ... I got caught several blocks away from home
and without a sweater or jacket!
|I have no idea what this prickly little bush is ...|
but the blooms are interesting!
It was about 8:45-ish in the evening when I snapped the picture above. There was a big steaming pile of VERY fresh bear poop at the other end of this path ... I didn't hang around to take a picture of THAT! Didn't see the bear that left the "deposit", but guess I'll stay away from this short cut on any early morning / late evening walks now! Foolish of me to walk there at that hour ... I knew there had been a bear in the neighbourhood just a few days earlier. Mizz Bootz was quite excited to see it from our balcony! She spent an hour racing between our bedroom window and our balcony door trying to see it again after it disappeared, and was "chattering" and gnashing her teeth like a deranged Siamese cat all the while!
Here is the cross-stitch picture of the winged lion I have been working on. Now that I've "de-stressed" myself, I'm finding it hard to focus on this project! I know ... totally weird ... I can focus on counted cross stitch when I'm over-tired and over-stressed, but not when I'm relaxed and healthy!
This past week has been graduation/convocation time for a variety of people in my work and personal life. I was delighted to attend one of the ceremonies at UNBC as "rent-a-mom" for one of this year's graduates. Being back around the academic community makes me wish I was a university student again. Maybe I will be ... I haven't totally abandoned ideas of completing my Master's degree ... but for now, I'm enjoying a non-academic Aromatherapy program (in my spare time).
Do you have a "bucket list"? My list of things I want to do/learn/experience before I die is SO LONG that I'm either going to run out of lifetime or have to live to 120+ to accomplish everything! I think I should retire soon so I can devote more time to my bucket list!