Monday, 6 February 2012
sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
what a glorious weekend! For me, it came just in the nick of time. I was seriously considering buying one of those sun lamps. You know the ones for people who can't seem to cope with winter. Yes, thats me. But sometime last week, more and more weather models were predicting not one day of sun, not two, not three, but a legitimate stretch of mild sunny weather! Phew! So, in true fashion, I headed out to the beach to soak up some of the rays.
On sunny winter days, Vancouverites are found in a state of euphoria - myself included. and why not?! With views like this, who could resist?
English Bay is one of my favourite areas in all of vancouver. It feels more so mediterranean than anything. It was in fact here where it all began for me. That is, the moment I spotted my first ever canadian palm tree! So I feel a kind of connection to this place. It has that nostalgic draw.
People say, the grass is always greener on the other side, and well, at English Bay, the plants certainly seem happier.
Like how these palms seem to reach for the sky!
I particularly love how they are grouped together! Palms love company. That is one lesson I have learned over the years... whats better than one palm tree ... at least three!
A closer look at the ground around them reveals just how happy these palms really are. They have babies!
I think these guys love it just as much as I do.
That might have been close to the face I was making while enjoying the sunshine an palm trees.
Like I said, who can resist?
The Canadian Riviera!
This new planting has a kind of sleek sophistication. I love the combination of black mondo grass and windmill palm.
And of course you can always find epic container gardens at English Bay
Wishing you all warmth and sunshine!