Sunday, April 03, 2022

Seen Along the Way

 


It's lovely to go away on a short trip, and it's equally lovely to return home again. On this rainy and quiet Sunday afternoon, I'll share a few more thoughts from our recent getaway. 

Late one afternoon we walked along Nanaimo's waterfront. How beautiful to see the daffodils blooming en masse, and more prunus trees. The one above leans over the water as if in conversation with the gently lapping waves.


A close up of blooms against the silky blue water is sheer perfection.


"Sometimes I treat my day like a miniature treasure hunt,
to look a little closer at this diminutive world."
April Cornell

Another bit of perfection seen along a trail - just over an inch in diameter. Little succulents cling to the rocks, growing in profusion in the wild.


We found a wonderful bakery not far from our campsite, and picked up a few treats to tuck into our backpacks. A croissant amadine accompanied by a mug of hot tea while overlooking the water tasted wonderful. 



More delightful succulents in rosy and pale green shades. They would make such pretty little brooches to pin to a jacket or a hat, don't you think? Of course, we left them where they grow, for others to enjoy. 

Spring break is over and tomorrow it's back to school for me and work for Tim. Although the temperatures are still chilly, there's a definite feel of spring in the air, and sights of it in the garden and around town. Is spring showing up in your corner yet?


19 comments:

  1. Spring is a wonderful time! I long for the Finnish spring so much, no sprouts yet to be seen. Wishing you lovely week Lorrie.

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  2. Your photos, especially of the Prunus , are such a joy, Lorrie. They really lifted my heart on this rainy morning. I dont think I have ever seen pink succulents!

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  3. The flowering tree is beautiful. Your pastry looks very good! Enjoy your week.

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  4. Lovely pictures, the mug is pretty as well. The succulent colors would make a nice pin or even a scarf in those colors.
    :I like the quote. April Cornell clothes are a favorite they are so well made. Their website has the best inventory of sundresses I've seen online.

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  5. your spring is way ahead of ours. The ice left the bay last night. Finally!

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  6. The tree full of blossoms hanging over the water makes a lovely picture!! It doesn't feel much like Spring here this morning with a sharp cold breeze.

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  7. Beautiful images. Those little succulents are just the cutest.

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  8. Great shot of Nanaimo's waterfront! Now I'm craving a Nanaimo bar. HA!

    The succulents are so cute! I don't have any succulents, but would love one for my small octopus planter (a Dollar Tree find).

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  9. Yes, I went walking today and it was a bit chilly; but it felt like springtime to me. New life was bursting out everywhere. What a gorgeous blossoming tree in your first picture. Love, love the succulents too. And what a lovely treat with your tea time. Yummm!

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  10. You took wonderful photos of a wonderful tour... a pleasure to see... Thank you. We have rain now too - good for the fields :-))) I'm curious to see what you sew, dear Lorrie. I've been knitting a lot and now I've gotten into sewing, starting with bags, then hats and now I'm sewing simple summer clothes... today I'm cutting a pair of pants :-)) I'm still looking for patterns!!
    Have a nice day for you and many warm regards Viola

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  11. Your holiday sounds like the perfect tonic for the start of spring. That pastry looks delicious. Hope your term goes well. B x

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  12. Lovely Prunus tree, and those last succulents are precious! Love the color, and yes they would be delightful little brooches or pins!

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  13. Looks like a wonderful getaway before 'back to work'. Yum that croissant looks delicious. Hope your work week started well. Things are sprouting here. Grass is greening.

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  14. That's what I call a great camping trip -- good food within walking distance, beautiful flowers, nice weather. Really good that Tim took a Spring break also~ . And the idea of a miniature treasure hunt is wonderful -- I took a lot of macro photos for a while but have somehow sort of forgotten about doing so. Slowing down to really look at the small things in life is a form of meditation.

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  15. I, too, love your capture of the prunus tree blossoms in contrast against the blue water! And those succulents are delightful!

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  16. Lorrie - those succulents are almost too perfect to be real! They remind me of the (high-quality) fake ones in Starbucks. On Monday, I pinched one just to check, it looked so realistic! Of course, the spring blossoms, especially over the lake, are glorious! Our weather/greening is quite a ways behind yours - the sun is out, but the temps are cool. All in time ...

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  17. Looks like you had the best spring break getaway! Beautiful pics...and that pastry!

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  18. How wonderful to getaway for a bit. The succulents are absolutely beautiful growing so naturally. That croissant looks so tasty! Happy rest of the week, Lorrie.

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  19. So nice to see the beautiful blossom on the tree :)

    All the best Jan

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