Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunday in Pictures


We had a lovely Sunday which I decided to document in photos.  First, orange strawberry pancakes which used up a dried out orange and some strawberries that had been frozen to prevent waste.  I got to use the vintage ceramic reamer (juicer) that Mom gifted me during her de-clutter.  I love the colors and have never seen another like it.  

 We also enjoyed some of the on-sale watermelon with breakfast - Brown Mouse (his name is Brown Mouse, he is our pet hamster) joined in.  I just woke him up so he looks funny but watermelon is one of his favorite foods.

We decided to go for a walk and explore the grounds of the Filberg Lodge which is full of lovely old growth trees and flowers.  The Estate is right on the ocean and one of Comox's treasures.  A very large art show called the Filberg Festival is held here every year which we hope to attend.

 There are benches and picnic tables if you wish to bring your own lunch or stop and enjoy the view.
 There is also a  tea house with ocean view but we had just had breakfast so that will wait for another visit.
 A nice day for fishing - no idea what they are fishing for though.
 We really are blessed with both views of ocean and mountains here in the Comox Valley.
 The flowers were lovely.  I have no idea what these big purple ball flowers are called (let me know if you do) but I would love some in my flower beds.

 These poppies were georgous.  I have not altered the color - this is straight from the camera.

A Totem Pole.  The Komox First Nation  settled here calling the area "land of plenty".  The town of Comox is named after the original inhabitants.

The rest of our long weekend is being spent doing yardwork and company work - no rest for the wicked when you are self-employed.  Cheers everyone!

17 comments:

  1. I used to know what those big purple ball flowers were called...I worked at the call center at Spring Hill Nursery! It may come to me later today. It looks like a wonderful day you had!

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  2. I want brown mouse, what a cutie!

    FIB. X

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    1. We love him-funny how one can get so attached to a rodent but we have.

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  3. What beautiful photos you got...Those poppies are gorgeous! Brown mouse? He is adorable!!

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  4. I'm in love with Brown Mouse!
    I think the flowers are some type of ornamental allium.
    Jane x

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    1. Thank you! I have it on my list of possible things to replace the rhodos with.

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  5. Great post - love the juicer, it's so different!

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    1. I was quick to claim it as Mom had it in the Sally Ann pile for giveaway. Cheers!

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  6. Those are purple alliums, bulbs where the big flower head comes back every year, so a good cheap investment!

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  7. You really do live in such a beautiful place, lucky girl :)

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    1. I am so grateful we ended up moving here - I wake up feeling like I love where we live every day!

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  8. Thank you for sharing and I have to say while I completely enjoyed all of your pictures-brown mouse is adorable and I think stole the show!

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    1. He is a cutie pie - he looked so funny in that picture though like it was sour or something.

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  9. Your hamster is precious. When I taught school, I had a hamster as a class pet. On holidays he had to come home with me. That probably doesn't sound too bad, except I was also a cat owner. My cat was an indoor/outdoor type, and wasn't opposed to doing a bit of hunting. I had a two story condo at the time and had the hamster in his cage upstairs in the bedroom. The next thing I knew he was heading downstairs on his own with my cat waiting for him to get to the bottom. When he did, he saw the cat, raised up on his hind legs and made a menacing sound. It worked, my cat backed off and I was able to quickly diffuse the situation and get both parties back to their respective corners. Good thing, it would have been hard to explain to 32 six year-olds why their pet hamster didn't have a nice spring break like they did. - Margy

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