A Walk to Say Goodbye to the Summer

These sunny days in between the rain are so beautiful. I wish they could last longer.
(Arachnophobes be warned. There’s a couple of them ahead.)

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Snowberries with residual raindrops
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Orb weaver spider hiding near her web
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Harvestman, also called a daddy long legs. They look like spiders, but they’re not. They don’t even have fangs and are beneficial in the garden.
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Hawthorn branch with the lake in the background
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Empress tree, I think. The pointy fruits are neat.
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Ivy growing up a rough tree trunk

Beach Pictures

I visited discovery park with a friend today and got to enjoy the beautiful beach at low tide. There was a serious shortage of crabs, but a surplus of pretty anemones, so I guess it balanced out.

A pretty pink and yellow anemone on sand
A pinkish purple anemone in very shallow water on sand
A large multi-colored anemone on sand
A closed anemone on sand
A bunch of anemones on rocks
Multi-colored anemone on a rock
Three pinkish purple anemones on sand

I’ve decided to stop sharing my writing day count here. I’m not sure it was helpful in the long term, but it was worth trying. I’m always experimenting with different ways to motivate myself. It keeps things interesting.

I Went on a Surprise Trip

I went on an impromptu road trip to Vancouver Island this past week with my Grandmother and my aunt. I’ll probably talk about some of the details of that trip, and how it happened, another time. Here are some pictures that I took along the way.

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We went to Butchart gardens. It was absolutely stunning.

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The view from above Kye Bay. Definitely not taken when I got lost and ended up in the wrong place.
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Interesting beach flowers and wild bees
Barnacles on all the rocks
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Live sand dollars are fuzzy.
Mysterious stone circle with seaweed garnish
Little green crabbo
Apparently, it’s seaweed season.
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This little guy tried to hide under my boot. Not the most brilliant choice, but he’s cute.
Sky over Kye Bay
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We went on a carriage ride. Our horse had a crush on one of his coworkers, and he got very excited when she walked by.
Leaving Victoria on the ferry. I got very seasick.

Writing days this past week: 1