…look what my Mom found roaming in her backyard……!

My Mom lives in the Fraser River Valley and this is what she found in her backyard on Tuesday.  She took a video, this is a frame from her video that she faxed to me.  Quality not great….but it’s a Bear! so I thought I would share it with you all.

She said he was very big…huge… and he kept his eye on her while she looked out her window.

Last year she had a bear come down from the mountains and sit up in her cherry tree, picking and eating cherries.  He came back each day for a week.  Probably until every last cherry was picked.  Perhaps a bit like Pooh bear, but not as friendly.

I am glad she was inside and he was outside…:)

…sitting amongst the birds……a leisurely Sunday morning……

What to do on a Sunday morning……..

1.  Go to the lake early, and paddle board across it, while it is still calm………
2.  Set up beach towel on return from your lake crossing,  and pull out a magazine for some Sunday morning reading……
3. Be amongst the birds………

This paddle boarder regularly goes out on Sunday morning across the lake.  I have many picture of her from various days over the last couple of years.  This is the spot on the beach that she launches from and returns to.  Sometimes, there are other boarders with her.

I guess the birds are used to her, and they are all visiting at the same time,  geese and seagulls.  Some took flight, and the boarder did not even blink an eye, just kept on reading on a beautiful Sunday morning……  🙂

…inspiration on a line – Valentino ……….

These are a couple of photos that I took out of Vogue.  A couple of dresses from Valentino.  Exquisite, bejewelled,soft and chiffony dresses.  And I love the processing, very desaturated, with just a hint of color.  And I love the settings of the photos. Ornate and gorgeous.  And with such beautiful dresses, no jewellery at all.  Really beautiful.

For my clothes on a line series……

…inspiration……….the September issues are in!…

I purchase the September issues of a couple of the best fashion magazines each year. The September issues are the biggest and fattest ,and  jam packed with the best fashion and photography work of the year.  Can’t miss issues for me.  I brought home Vogue and In Style, and have torn out some pages for inspiration and for their beautiful dresses.    On the top is a Vera Wang dress, so pretty, so feminine.

Lots to browse through……

…olde Toronto……Lakeshore Boulevard………….

This was Wednesday with Boucle, driving east along Lakeshore Blvd. towards the Humber Bay Park area.  Lakeshore is one of the oldest roads with a lot of old original buildings.  I was going through a construction zone, there were big cranes and tractors to my right, and I was stopped at a red light. There is a streetcar coming at me, one of those red Toronto streetcars.

Taken from my car seat in my car……….

… Land of the Condos…Humber Bay Condo Buildings – Toronto

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Boucle and I headed out on an excursion yesterday.  This time we went closer to the city.  This is an area just west of the downtown area of Toronto.  All these condos are overlooking Lake Ontario.  It is condo after condo, tower after tower.  Both pictures are taken from the same spot at Humber Bay Park, one looking west and one east.  I counted 5 or 6 cranes working new sites.  And one building half completed with glass, and waiting for the other half.  A very busy spot.

It is a desirable location, as it is waterfront, and not far from downtown.  The park is very nice too.

…morning at the off leash park – early Sunday morning………..

It was like a dog fest Sunday morning.  All these dogs have had their fun and were off to the parking lot.  We were headed in the other direction, to the open area of the off leash park………

Boucle and I were fascinated by the two standard poodles…beautiful dogs……

See more of Boucle at his own blog:  Boucle the Poodle – Blog