Mayday

(did i just hear you say that i can click on the pics?)

Why yes, I did

(that is the coolest thing i have ever heard)

Thursday May 1

In our April 16 Post (Nature), we mentioned a video site where you can watch live video of a Hummingbird nest

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The other day, I got home and was parking the Civic when I noticed a hummingbird humming around the Blackberry bushes. Suddenly the wee beastie stopped…not hovered…stopped. I peered into the bushes to see where it had gone. That’s when I found this treasure, nestled into the brambles’ thorny embrace

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(oh yeah baby)

Actually, there are no babies yet…only some tiny eggs and a dedicated mum who barely fits into her tiny, cottony soft cup (with her beak protruding seven leagues out of the nest)

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We will carefully observe the progress of these little darlings and report back as the young’uns develop

In other news…

Our buddy Diane came into town on Tuesday. Diane worked at Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Conservation Areas with Wendy and I. Now, she’s taking her Masters in Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo. Diane was traveling out to Vancouver to see family, to Victoria to see friends (hi Mark) and she dropped into Gibsons to visit with us for the day

She saw both of Gibsons famous attractions

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Then we had lunch at our place

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After lunch Wendle, Diane and I met Andrea at Cliff Gilker park for a walk. Cliff Gilker is a tiny enclave of wonder right in Roberts Creek. It’s easy walking on the beautifully kept trails and the forest is magnificent

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It’s a great place to enjoy a little water music…

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to share conversation…

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or stillness, with friends…

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and to capture images

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After showing Diane around downtown Roberts Creek, we drove her back to the ferry and with hugs, bid her adieu once again (Diane it was so great to be with you again…safe journey)

Wednesday morning was busy. We were up early to visit with friends, Kim and Alanna in Gibsons. On the way to Alanna’s apartment we spotted large fins sticking out of the water just offshore. We stopped, walked as far as we could onto the rocky beach and were rewarded by the sight of what looked to be four Sealions basking in the sunny shallows. We think they may have been doing more than basking in those shallows (nudge-nudge, wink-wink) but we wouldn’t want to besmirch a seal’s reputation without additional research

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After our visit we went back home and Wendy got ready for Market

Here’s Wendy’s view of the Market

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Around three in the afternoon, Jim returned home from Whistler. He cuddled with Frida, we chatted together and enjoyed the sunshine out on the front deck. Then he and I moved most of our stuff over to the new place

Wendy came home, the three of us had a really great dinner together and then Colin, Chris and Jim helped us move some more stuff next door

Once everyone had left, Wendle and I plopped onto the couch, let out a big sigh and enjoyed the fire

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Oh dang…I forgot…we haven’t shown you the cottage yet

This is it (our new home)

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The view is fantastic

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so is the new woodstove

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two cute little guest rooms

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the big comfy couch

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and back there is the kitchen, main bedroom, bathroom and laundry area

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We’ll get some more pics as soon as we get sorted out

Now…I’m going to bed

Oh, last thing before bed

Our buddy Zack is going to wake up this day and find that he has a beautiful woman named Tara by his side. Congratulations to both Tara and Zack and may you enjoy a multitude of such happy mornings together. We love you both

Goodnight all

Moose and Wendle

P.S.

We mentioned that our buddies Baz and Glenda are in Equador (April 16 Post)

So far they’ve spent a night in a cozy log cottage at a thermal spring 9,000′ above sea level. Out the front window is glacial lake and out the back window is a volcano

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They’ve visited middle earth

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and driven over a 13,000′ mountain pass. Yes, this is the price PER GALLON (well wtf)

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They’ve hiked through the rainforest with a native guide who enlightened them to the medicinal properties of the forest plants

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…rafted down the river in search of giant anaconda (didn’t see any)

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…got a massage by the river

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and of course had some Cuy

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Speaking of giant anaconda…I haven’t heard from Baz since they entered the Highlands (mayday…mayday, Baz…send up the green glare if you’re okay)

P.S.S.

I don’t know if you follow Baseball (and if not…why not) but this is one of the greatest outfield catches I have ever seen…anywhere…by anyone

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