December 31, 2008

We went to the beach!

The Pacific Ocean. It was AWESOME.

Me doing my thing (I was in heaven):

Glaciers did this:

Did woodpeckers make these holes I wonder?

Greggy says this is a sea otter pathway:

I wonder how this log got those cuts. Some logging thing?

Above the sea. A little grassy area...

...visited by rabbits!

Man, they got some big kelp!

And...we saw a seal! Ri-i-i-i-ght...THERE:


I found a papier-maché bunny in the snow yesterday.

Thirty seconds after we arrived in Powell River...

...Greg's mom had this "snack" plate ready:

And they just kept a-coming.

December 30, 2008

Birds in the yard!

On the west coast they have real blue jays (not gray jays, as in the east). Check them out—they look really different:

December 29, 2008

Christmas morning tracks in the snow

Deer friends.

Northwesterly journey

BC Ferries breakfast ($8.06):

Seeing the west coast for the first time (drinking two coffees):

The misty view:

Back on the road:

Greggy drives. Yay for CBC radio!

I just sit around...

...taking pictures:

Powell River! Mother and son:

December 24, 2008

"Old Fort," the famous Canadian cheese

Poll: Do you get this joke?

They got crochet buses here!!!

I bought a bag of Rs!

Very exciting.

December 22, 2008

This dog...

...hates you, me, and himself.


This sign is supposed to communicate the fact that there are cameras at the intersections that will snap a pic of your licence plate if you run a red light:

But why in god's name did they choose a pictograph of a camera that has BEEN OBSOLETE for ONE HUNDRED YEARS?!??? Bewildering.


I just discovered this picture on Greg's camera:


When we arrived we couldn't find the two kitties anywhere in the apartment. Eventually I found Minnow in the paper shredder box.


I have still only seen Rumble for a split second; he stays in his nest under the bed when we are around. He snuck out in the night to eat his food.

Various Vancouver vignettes

There is a mountain at the end of our street!!!!

Vancouver has really beautiful trees:

These pots look like little nomes (with pointy hats)! Or ice cream cones!

It had to be done.

On vacation!

New York:


Most snow in thirty years. Yay!

December 19, 2008


Sarah's leaving us . . . so we had a dinner party tonight! Nine peeps.

Nice napkins:

Centerpiece (somewhat disheveled) by Becky Roberts:

Mmmm cakey:

Mice and mason jars:

Kitchen business:

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