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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Island hopping


In my previous post, I included a photo of a fountain created from many recycled objects ~ for those interested, here is a link to the website of the waterworks sculptor/ artist Douglas Walker, with a short video of his workshop and fountains.  Quite amazing!

I have been without my laptop for a week because my charger was hooped.  I think a wire was broken or bent which interfered with the battery charging capabilities. I ordered a new charger online, and received it yesterday.  I have used my PC off and on in the meantime, but felt a bit lost without my laptop! 

One day last week was so warm and beautiful, it was time to go Island hopping!  An area around the dock was ablaze with tulips, petals glistening in the sunlight.


Calm seas, blue skies and an exploration of a nearby island ~ perfect for the day.

It was a 10 minute ferry crossing ~ followed by a drive around the island, interspersed with a walk or two and a stop at a cafe before heading home.

A spot of yellow in the bush ~


New road, recently gravelled, that offered no other traffic and some great scenery ~


It was a magical day ~ especially keeping eyes peeled for of one of these! 


Today, it is raining, however no complaints.  Spring plants are being refreshed and sunshine is in the forecast :)



15 comments:

  1. Glo, that first photo of the tulips looks like a painting. The vibrant colours just glow. Does that mean spring has truly arrived? And what a wonderful combination of a clear road and wonderful views.

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    1. Hi Nikki ~ Those tulips were just amazing, and glow they did...and yes, spring is definitely here. It was a great island hop and glad I could share it!

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    1. Thank you :) Nice to have you along!

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    1. Indeed ~ hard to spot in real life, though!

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  4. I love the pictures of the sun shining through the tulips - beautiful. I love the idea of island hopping, each one bringing something different. Especially deer angels!. I am in awe of your wonderful surroundings.

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    1. Thanks Elaine ~ the sun and tulips were a perfect match! Glad you enjoyed them and thanks for coming along on the island hop. It's a lovely area, and hard to stay home when the weather beckons...

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  5. Thanks for the link, and wonderful photos. Had you seen a winged deer it would have been truly magical! Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty ~ glad you enjoyed...those winged deer are hard to spot ;)

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  6. Ha! I just loved the pic of the deer with wings....brilliant!
    Those tulips are simply stunning as is the wee birdie in the bush, and as for those mountains....sighs....to die for. What a fab day out.xxx

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    1. Nice to have you along Snowbird ~ the day was perfect for island hopping, and deer flying ;) Yes, those tulips were just amazing and seemed to be illuminated by the sun.

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  7. So very pretty, love the sign.

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    1. Thanks Greenthumb ~ yes, the sign was very eye catching! Glad you enjoyed my photos.

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  8. Wonderful images and commentary. And that last find.. too cool. I'll bet it's on Santa's route. ;)

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