I first heard the news about my Kenya friend losing her child. Mother and family are going through an incredibly rough time right now; financially and emotionally and for the mom, physically too. See my blog post here if you have a moment.
Much later I went out for a walk.
The day was gloriously warm and sunny. A rarity in Vancouver over the winter months.
There were some early signs of Spring.
|I'm not sure what these blossoms are but they caught my eye.|
|The last time I took a photo of this fountain it was frozen solid. Yesterday it flowed freely.|
|Some rose hips were evident. I haven't noticed this bush here before.|
|A palm tree on someone's balcony beckons me to African shores.|
|I smiled as this senior cycled by on his tricycle.|
|A helicopter in flight. Can you spot it?|
It seems like this kind of warm weather seems to happen around this time every year, give or take a week. Whether it remains is yet to be seen. At any rate, the real Spring is not so very far away from now.
|As the sun was disappearing, it brought lovely pastel colours to the skies.|
I like the look of the bare leaves like lace against the sky. The transit wires give added interest
I managed to take a shot of the half moon before the light got too low
I captured these pansies just before I stopped at the final store. They are on the corner of two main city streets that get a lot of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. So you can see that pedestrians have been using the planter as an ashtray. What a shame!
It was the end of my picture taking as night fell (just after 5 p.m.).
|You can see the twin (mountain) peaks of the Lions way in back of mountains and the towers of downtown.|
Though it was sunny yesterday, today was a bit misty and foggy at higher levels.
In the east they are having winter storms.
I hope you are warm wherever you are in the world.