Thursday, October 27, 2022

October Daily 27:

 


Together with two friends I took a small ferry across the Saanich Inlet this morning. Patches of blue alternated with clouds and rain showers. 

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church stands overlooking the inlet. Built in the mid-1800s, services continue each Sunday, and the cemetery serves several local communities. 


We enjoyed lunch out at a local winery, visited a kitchen store with beautiful dishes and linens, popped into a local plant nursery, and finally headed back to the ferry mid-afternoon. Off and on rain most of the day resulted in beautiful rainbows seen several times as we drove along the shore and further inland.  


Another stop was at a bakery where I purchased hearty sourdough twisted cheese breadsticks to accompany the pumpkin soup I'd pulled from the freezer for supper. Actually, I didn't purchase them because when we walked into the store, the owner informed us that the power had gone out due to the wind, and they could accept only cash. I had none, so my friend bought the bread for me (and more for herself).  

Another cozy evening at home listening to the steady rain falling outside in the dark. How thankful I am for a warm, dry home. 

11 comments:

  1. What a great day out. You live in such a beautiful area, and the rainbow is perfect over the sea. The little white church is so sweet. It reminds me of a painting I love by Emily Carr of a little white church. I keep a copy of it above my desk. Your bread sticks sounds really good, and I bet were enjoyed very much with pumpkin soup. I do hope I can visit Victoria some time :)

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  2. More rain on the way, I hear. That was a lovely day!

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  3. It was your rainbow day for sure!

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  4. No rain here and still 20C outside. The walk is a nice one, so is the rainbow. I love pumpkin soup. Pumpkin 🎃
    I wish you a lovely weekend.

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  5. I am going to make pumpkin soup this weekend! So delicious!

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  6. A pleasant day all around. My home is dry. Warm? Nope.

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  7. A lovely day out with friends in a place of beauty is a best of life.

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  8. It sounds like a lovely day.

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  9. Beautiful photos. Looks like you had a great day. B x

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  10. What a gorgeous rainbow you had the good fortune to see! And isn't it funny how a downed computer system can halt a business's operation. When that happens when we're shopping I always think back to when I was a teenager and my aunt would call in a grocery order to the small neighborhood store where there weren't even grocery carts but instead you'd go to the counter and tell him what to give you. Or like Aunt Etta who didn't drive, just phone in an order and they'd deliver it by noon.

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  11. Fun to enjoy some time like that with friends. We need to take the time while we can.

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