Jan 30 was another day at work amid the fog and evergreens. Just like I like it!
Jan 31 I had to run to Birch Bay, WA for an errand. I decided to grab lunch at one of the Mexican restaurants as they are terrific (Canada not so much!). This was the view as I walked back to my car.
Feb 1 I was out and about at 5 p.m., and noticed how the light was still fairly bright. Spring is on its way. As a winter lover, I pre-mourn the loss of my skeleton-like trees, and grey skies. Time is never a bad thing, though! Being present means relishing the light, even if you prefer the dark!
Feb 2 I was sitting in our sitting room as the sun began to set in this lovely pink hue:
Feb 3 my wife and I went to Langara College to see their interpretation of Spring Awakening. She has never seen the play, while I’ve seen the national tour in D.C. I LOVE this play. Studio 58 did a fantastic job. The photo is inside Roots Cafe, where we had our lunch. Vegan options! Tasty, but a bit on the skimpy side. Not to worry! I’m a sucker for a good coffee shop that is indie!
Feb 4 I had the day off, and ran some errands in Ft. Langley. I love Lee’s Market there, especially the olive bar. This little town is often in the movies. It’s a treat to drive through regularly.
Feb 5 I got a nice look at the little stud calf in our neighbourhood. He’s a Highland Cross mix. So cute!!
Feb 6 my horse decided to be cute the second I snapped a photo. Oh my I love that face!
Feb 7 I opened my hummus (red pepper Sabra yum) to see this face on the plastic skin. Haha! Evil hummus man!
Feb 8 I snapped this photo of our slow feeder net called a N.A.G. Bag. It slows down the eating of the horses, and allows them to graze similarly to how they would in the wild. These things can hold an entire bale, but we don’t need that. We mix coarse with a Timothy mix during the winter. This sucker weighs about 15 pounds, and they eat for up to 3 hours on it (2 horses)
See you next update!
January 17 I visited my first Canadian dentist for a tooth cleaning and x-rays. They gave me this little bag filled with goodies (I needed the floss).
January 18 I worked, which meant I was out in the worst fog I think I’ve ever seen. It never ended! This was a berry farm I passed on the way to a client’s house. Pretty and forlorn, two of my faves.
January 19 was a very chilly and frosty morning, so much so that the spider webs on our hedge froze. I think this is a particularly gorgeous natural phenomenon, and was so happy to capture it.
January 20 was the season opener for the Canucks. It went very badly. Still happy to see hockey back!
January 21 I finally had some birch (or Bjork) Tea (or Te) that I purchased on my last trip to Iceland in 2012. It was amazing, but left me feeling a bit odd. Supposedly the tea helps with swelling and inflammation. We will see!
January 22 I had to travel to Vancouver for a professional workshop in my field. I stayed at the amazing YWCA Hotel, right across from BC Place, and down the block from Rogers Arena. The views didn’t even look real.
January 23 I took the bus for my workshop as it was at GF Strong, and I didn’t want the hassle of finding parking so early in the morning each day of the schedule. I was so happy to see that thing arrive after freezing in the evening!
January 24 This was my view as I walked from the bus stop to the workshop at the hospital.
January 25 I was back home, and watching the Canucks with my wife.
January 26 my wife and I attended a workshop about the horse form head to hoof in Sumas. This is a dissected section of a hoof, showing the water line, white line, and sole.
January 27 I was back to cooking hippie casseroles with nuts and tempeh. Happy me!
January 28 my little dog stares with concern at my wife after she bumped her toe during another hockey game:-)
January 29 I am happy to post yet another food picture of my vegan hashbrowns since I rarely get days off like today to indulge in my cooking love. Massage later on!
January 12, I saw brownies on a random show, and immediately wanted to make vegan ones. My wife came in from outdoors as I was mixing them up, and said, “Brownies?! Wow!” So cute!
January 13 turned into a baking day as well. My wife had some frozen wild blackberries from 2009 (!) that needed to be used to allow for some space in the freezer. I love a good muffin or scone, and decided to go for the easier recipe of vegan muffins.
January 15 was a work day for me. It was a long one, and I was craving sushi afterward. Ok, I was craving sushi and sake. The photo is of the complimentary tea cups (the tea is complimentary, not the cups!) at the sushi place in town. So good!
January 15 was a day off at home, which means farm chores and errands for the farm. This is a typical supplement purchase, minus the homeopathic herbs one of our geldings gets for allergies. Also, there are only 2 bags of wood pellets. We usually buy 5.
January 16 was a workday again for me. The sun was out most of the chilly day, revealing the mountains. Off to the right is Three Sisters.
Jan 7 was a slow day for me. I’ve been under the weather, and this was my view for much of the earlier week: my little dog’s recovering abdomen from spay surgery.
Jan 8, our geldings had their hoof trims. These are the leavings of my horse’s feet. I always love the way they look like moons.
Yep, Jan 9 she was still itchy, and still wearing her cone from surgery. Her little stubble on her belly was growing back, though. Slow, slow week for my camera!
Jan 10 reveals a mystery that is recurrent. This is the grass at the foot of our mailbox. Every so often, there appears a large amount of animal fur, as if someone brushed a bushy creature larger than a dog, but smaller than a horse. Weird!
January 11 I shot a photo of Mount Baker from my work parking lot. The sun was glorious up here in British Columbia that day, revealing the Cascades, and this majestic volcano peak.
It’s been a quiet few days over here in under-the-weather-land. I still managed to take daily photos, though.
Jan 4 was the last of the vegan Christmas cookies. These were very almond-ish. I found a recipe on a new website, and probably would have preferred less almond flavour. They didn’t exactly taste so much like sugar cookies as they did biscuits. I like that you can see the remnants of my old guitar callouses on my middle finger tip. 2012 was very busy, with little time to play. I hope this year I have deep ruts in my fingertips again.
Jan 5 was a really slow day. We stayed home and finished Six Feet Under DVDs. I decided to start eating less on-the-go meals, and this was my breakfast. The blackberries are from the property, and were so good. I don’t have any idea how long they have been in the freezer.
Jan 6 was a perfect me day. The weather was wet, overcast, and rainy. We decided to take two of the dogs (the little one is still wearing her Elizabethan collar following spay surgery) to Brae Island Regional Park for a hike. We were married there, and love to visit whenever we can. This time we hiked up a trail that led past the very populated Ft. Langley riverbank to a more remote are you see in the photo. Next time we will go to Tavistock Point if the weather permits. I love the maple leaf cover on the ground, and the spooky riverbank.
See ya in a few days. Let’s hope I feel better.
I’ve always wanted to do the “365 project”, but never coordinated my efforts in an earnest attempt.
Let’s give it a go in 2013, shall we?
Jan 1, 2013:
Jan 2, 2013:
These are the adorable feet of my wife’s cat.
Jan 3, 2013:
I’ve had this watch for over 10 years, and rarely worn it with a working battery. Last month, I finally got the thing working again so that I could actually use it as I wore it. I love it, but find the snaps on the skin side to irritate me a bit. Oh well.