Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I usually don't get excited over movie trailers but THIS one just blew me away! The cinematography looks amazing! We definitely have to go see this one. Wow!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
This sailing yacht just went past our house apparently on the way in to Victoria. There is a classic boat show this coming weekend in Victoria and I am wondering if that is where they are headed. Enjoy this video of the Tamsen.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Speaking of wildlife, we were on the front porch one sunny Sunday morning, with our coffee and tea, when the dog jumped up and ran toward the front gate, barking up a storm. We both jumped up just in time to see a rather large black bear go running down the driveway from the gate! It paused at the end of the driveway, glanced back to make sure that noisy black Lab was not in hot pursuit then limbered off into the forest. That is only the second time we have seen a bear in the almost 5 years that we are living here. We got word a few months back, from a neighbour, that he had seen two Cougars on his driveway up to the house. Since then we are a bit more cautious on our dog walks and maybe have just a heightened sense of awareness, especially of the crunching sounds in the woods just alongside the road. So far we have had no feline close encounter. We also have had a family of great horned owls living in the area, hunting rabbit in our yard as well as some of the neighbours. Those owls are quite majestic to see and really quite spectacular in flight as they swoop down for a meal. Bald Eagles as well as Red Tailed Hawks and some kind of Falcon have alos been frequenting the yard/hunting ground. One would think that would keep the rabbit population in check but they still seem to be everywhere!
We've been getting a bit more involved with the local community politics, as well as with our federal Member of Parliament, who is a really nice guy by the way. We met up with him and his partner at Victoria Pride this year, which had a record crowd by the way! Something like 20 more entries in the parade and a much expanded festival area at the end of the parade. We met some friends there and had a really great time. We've also been taking in a few car shows this year, with a big Jaguar meet coming up in Oak Bay on July 28th that I am really looking forward to! Shortly after that we have a family of five for house guests for 4-5 days so that should eb fun, and interesting. Yup, summertime in the Victoria area certainly does not have any shortage of things to do!