Saturday, September 29, 2012

Anniversary Walk

It was our 7th Wedding anniversary this past Monday and we celebrate rather quietly, as agreed upon in advance. No cards, no presents, just a dinner out. As hubby was suffering the effects of a cold we took a walk around the marina to celebrate instead as he needed some fresh air and the idea of going out to dinner with him feeling under the weather seemed like a waste. We shall go at some later date when he is healthy and can enjoy it.
It is late September and we are still experiencing nice weather. It rained yesterday for the first time in ages but today it is nice and sunny again. The autumn leaves are just starting to turn and I hope to get some nice shots of those in the next few weeks.
This little Kingfisher bird is a rare sighting - unfortunately my telephoto lense was back at home so only got a shot with my regular lense.
My favorite shot of the day was above. I just love the ocean.


It appeared to be the perfect day for sailing with 17 degrees celcius and slight winds. Lots of people were returning from the day on the water.


I splurged this week and bought two of these gigantic mums at Costco - $25 for both! They are each almost three feet wide and two of them completely filled my backseat on the way home. With our mild island temperatures I expect them to last a few months - a treat that would not have been possible back in Alberta as the first snowfall there is generally Halloween.

Now I am off to make a dinner of ham for dear sick hubby. Homemade carrot cake for dessert (I made it yesterday and it is yummy!) and a PVR movie for our wild Saturday night. Cheers!

18 comments:

  1. Yum! Take pictures of that carrot cake for us! Happy anniversary to you.

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    1. Although there were no cards there was a message on that carrot cake - too racy for this blog :)

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  2. Happy Anniversary from me. Love that mum.

    Gill

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    1. Thankyou! The mums accent the house well - our siding is brown. They live on either side of the garage.

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  3. Love your beautiful photos!! Your place looks so different from Texas! Ah, the OCEAN!!

    Happy Anniversary and I jope your hubby is better soon!

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    1. Thank you - Texas is one place I haven't been and definitely on my wishlist of places to travel! Loving all the pics of your grandbabies!

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  4. Belated Happy Anniversary Wishes. I too enjoyed the ocean pics and I now see carrot cake in a whole new light!

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  5. Firstly HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both.

    So sorry your hubby had a nasty cold.

    Going out to celebrate when he is better is a great plan.

    That marina is just beautiful, what a wonderful place to walk. Do you know which kingfisher it is? It's so pretty.

    Hope you have a great week.

    Sft x

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    1. Thanks! Hubby is now almost back to normal. I think the bird is the Belted Kingfisher.

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  6. Happy Anniversary. My hubs is fighting something too! Love big pots of mums. With dead-heading, these should do really well. I use plant spikes once a week in mine and that does wonders.

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    1. Thanks for the tip - I have now started to deadhead it.

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  7. Happy Anniversary!
    I would be walking around all the time if I had views like that! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks - I never tire of the views here.

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  8. Happy Anniversary. I hope your guy feels better soon. I love the ocean too, but I don't live anywhere near one. :(

    That bird is adorable, and I love the photos of the boats.

    Costco is surprisingly great for flowers, eh?

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    1. Thanks! This is the first time I have bought flowers from Costco - I am impressed with their quality for the price.

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  9. Happy Anniversary!! I am so envious of you living so close to the water. What beautiful scenery and pictures.

    Those pots of mums are just gorgeous!!

    Judy

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