Later on I went for a drive and ended up at a provincial park where a fish ladder has been built to assist salmon to spawn. From August to September it is one of THE places to see huge salmon ~ Coho arrive first and then Chinook salmon. Black bears and eagles would also be in abundance!
The Pacific Dogwood, B.C.'s floral emblem, lent a contrast of white in the dense forested area ~
Other lovely white blossoms were visible, but I'm not sure what the tree is called ~
On Sunday, I decided to go and check out a few garden nurseries. At the second nursery I went to, I heard the call of an eagle. On my way back to my car, I looked up ~ there were three, and just as I was taking the photo, one flew off...
I came home with a colourful array of plants for my window boxes. Once home, I put together the ingredients for a loaf of bread in the bread machine, and went out on the deck for a bit of relaxation and to read! I was enjoying the gorgeous day, the birds flitting and tweeting about, and watched the puffy clouds drifting by... one in the shape of a frog...
and if you have difficulty seeing what I did, here's a little help ;)
It was time to clear out the wooden window boxes on the deck and put in the containers holding this year's flowers. When I took out the old insert, I saw....
It was my old friend, Canuck, the Tree Frog. We were both surprised to see each other after a whole year, and I don't know which one of us jumped higher! I left him alone to recuperate from the encounter before adding a few rocks to the bottom of the box. Here's a photo and little video of him ~
Lovely day, with spring fragrances outside, and a bread baking smell on the inside ~ A nice light loaf ~ six inches high!
Here it is Monday, and a slight overcast day, however it is a day off! I'll be out puttering in the garden today, and planting a few more window boxes.