I had one of those, “I’m so happy to live here!” days today. I walked the puppies to the post office (to mail off a package to a new customer. yay!) & it was so warm out that I just wore a sweater. Flowers are blooming! I’m not so good with the acutal identifying of flowers, but I can tell you there were some purple ones, some yellow ones & some purple AND yellow ones. I shall bring my camera next time.
I’m sure I’ll jinx the lovely Vancouver weather just by posting this & I’ll be resigned to wear my rubber boots the rest of the week, but I couldn’t resist. I talked to my grandma Sunday afternoon & since she reads my blog (hi grandma!), I’m now using the internet as another tool to prod her into flying out for a visit. I saw Blue Jays today, grandma! And we could watch the curling on my big screen TV!!! hehe
edited to add: After some Googling, the birds I saw were actually Steller’s Jays, not Blue Jays. They made bizarre noises and looked exactly like this:
Photo credit: Derrick Ditchburn – BirdSource.org
edited (again) to add: The photographer of the Jay photo was sweet enough to comment on my blog! Check out Derrick’s website Deriela Nature Inn for more amazing photos.
4 thoughts on “Vancouver Gloating”
That jay is fancy-looking! Our jays are surprisingly ordinary looking, even the blue ones. Not that I mind looking at them…
We have lots of Steller’s Jays here – it’s our provincial bird! You ain’t in Alberta anymore 😛
It took a bird to bring you out of lurking status? Why didn’t I think of that sooner! 🙂
I see you picked up my picture of the stellers Jay taken in Victoria. Have a look at my Nature Inn site