My sister and her husband were over from the mainland this weekend. We went downtown on Saturday - to see the Treasure of the British Museum Exhibit at our own Royal BC Museum. This exhibit was beautiful, encompassing history from ancient to modern times. I held a 3000 year old hand tool that had been found in Switzerland and wondered who used it, what she or he thought about as she did.
My three favourite items were a beautifully proportioned silver wine cup made in the time of James I, and a charcoal sketch by Henri Matisse of a woman in taffeta, and the marble Greek busts and statues. I wished I could have touched the marble - I know it would have been cold, but it looked warm.
The museum is right across the street from the Provincial Legislature. The spring flowers are in full bloom and everything was so pretty.
Cherry trees in a riot of pink blossoms against the stone building. Bare branches of trees not yet in leaf, but slowly coming. Green green grass.