Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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Appreciating Our Tiny Corner of Canada

Filed under: Motivation — by at 11:57 pm on Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Monday, Canada Day, was a beautiful day for a photo wheel around False Creek in Vancouver.

These photo wheels are giving us a way to get out together to enjoy and to appreciate our local surroundings, on a budget we can afford. Now that is a lifestyle!

Here are the highlights. Be sure to click on each image to enlarge.

For some unexplainable reason, I found the “Now Selling” sign on the incomplete building amusing. I am always amazed when condo buildings sell out before they are built. How do you know, for sure, what you’re buying for several hundred of thousands of dollars?

Building under construction

My man enjoying his second love…

Darrell taking photos

A rather stiff individual…

A person carved into a tree stump, silvered with age

One of Vancouver’s icons: the “golf ball”, aka as Science World:

Science World

Wandering along the walkway, beautiful music was drifting from somewhere. We discovered the “piano man” playing at a “civic studio”, which invites anyone to sit down and tickle the ivories for a while. What a cool initiative!

Man playing a piano under the trees

The “golf ball” from another angle…

Science World viewed from afar, between two industrial light posts

A little further along, a group of costumed men appeared and started dancing. They were cycling around False Creek and dancing at random locations. This one happened to be next to the pub. Mere coincidence, I think not. As this was now the hottest time of the day….and, man, it was hot!…Darrell and I also stopped at a cafe…for a leisurely iced mocha. 

Men in ethnic costume dancing

Even though Darrell and I live in the city, mainly for the physical accessibility, our life is not void of the green of nature, which is all around us, if we take the time to look. I am intrigued by the layers in the following landscapes:the greenness, the water and boats, the cityscape and the mountains in the background. Beautiful!

Grasses in the foreground, BC Place Stadium in the background and False Creek in between

Purple flowers in the foreground, bridge in the background

Grassy shores, two Canadian geese on the water and cityscape in the distance

Grassy shoreline with towers in the distance

Canadian geese in the foreground, False Creek, cityscape and mountains in the background

The natural shoreline with the cityscape in the distance

“…God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee…

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