We picked up this Ikea rocker/stool set used awhile ago. It’s in great shape and looks sharp, but it’s a toe-stubbing menace.
Those legs on the stool are angled forward just enough that we’ve both whacked toes on them.
And those little projections at the front of the rockers, while perhaps needed for stability, also attract toes like magnets.
I hope eventually it will sink into the subconscious to automatically give these items of furniture a slightly wider berth. . .
Spent several hours wandering the
Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, BC, today.
Damn but we’re cute, aren’t we?
I noticed the potatoes were starting to turn, so I made a large batch of potato salad. I’ll split it in half, leaving one container without lettuce, eggs, and mayo, and make a fresh mix tomorrow.
This will cut down dramatically on cooking this weekend!
While the heat has come down a bit, it’s still way too dry.
I’ve been taking my daily walks earlier to try to beat the heat, but the sun has been scorching by 8:00 am.
The cat takes a few steps and then stretches out on linoleum to try to cool off.
We were planning to go to the Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival today, but the highway was so jammed that we bailed before the Second Narrows Bridge, and decided to go for a walk around Deer Lake instead.
Bees were sipping water from lilies
Double trouble. . .
We had a super time at the
Powell Street Festival that celebrates Japanese art, culture, and food, at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver, where Japantown used to be before the WWII-related internment forced Japanese out of their homes, schools, and businesses.
I took nearly 700 photographs, and here’s a sample until I get around to making a Flickr album.
I took my daily walk early this morning to beat the heat, but it’s topped out around 25-26C this afternoon, much better than the last few days.
Lovely mini clouds today!
This Northern Flicker played peekaboo, constantly flitting about as if to prevent me from getting a clear shot :-).
Had a great time down in Steveston, BC, today, taking in the Richmond Maritime Festival.
My Flickr album here.
Barely caught the spectacular moon early this morning just before it dropped below the horizon over the river at Fraser Foreshore Park in Burnaby, BC. Then I hung around for the sunrise.
Sunrise over the mouth of Byrne Creek
The City of Burnaby has declared a total fire ban in Burnaby Parks, including smoking. Yet on my Byrne Creek Ravine Park walks, I keep seein
g butts on forest trails every day.
It’s tinder-dry out there folks.
Most of the butts in these photos (all taken in about a half-hour span today) are mixed in with extremely flammable material.
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