Tuesday, October 11, 2011

{Virtual Coffee}

Another Tuesday, another sunny day. Oh my, but we have had this string of unseasonably warm and delightful days. So, if we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you that all kinds of wildlife came into our lives this past week. I would also have to mention that if you are squeamish about creepy crawlies or slithery slimers, you should read no further.

If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you we had a four day weekend and I really needed that time "off". Off from early morning schedules, filled backpacks and homework done on time. Instead our week centered around bright splashes of colour and some unusual animal surprises. Our first surprise was a dragonfly in the house

We did our best to get him back outside but we feared we may have damaged him in the process, so delicate are his wings.

We also took a trip up north and were met again by these smiling faces

It was so warm we sat on our dock and if we were meeting for coffee today I would show you the view.

We felt surrounded by orange

in more ways than one, then because we were sitting on the dock, I would slip in this shot of one of the dock spiders with a ginormous egg sack under its body.

To get that image out of your mind, I would share some more splashes of colour that don't seem to want to go south, just yet.

There were masses of ladybugs and we discovered it was prudent to keep our mouths shut, especially on the bike trail.

We stopped to eat lunch here by these rapids

and I would tell you it felt more like June than October, except with less biting bugs than June usual brings.

If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you I had to suffer this face for a while on Saturday morning.

Riley had a sleepover with the wolf cubs and during that time one of the other cubs stole a toy that he had brought - a little green pig head from the angry birds game - and it irks me more knowing that it was another cub and not just another kid. For some reason I was under the impression that a boy scout would be less likely to be a thief.

If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you that early Saturday morning I looked out my window and saw a neighbour's dog on my front lawn tailing the long cord she is usually tied up with and nobody on the other end of it. I ran outside in my skivvies to corral her in my backyard.

Mia is an escape artist and I thoroughly enjoyed my 7:00 a.m. phone call to my neighbor:

ring ring

Neighbour: "Hello?" (groggy and little grouchy)
Me: "Hi Todd, it's Kim."
Todd: "Yeah?" (quite annoyed now)
Me: "I, uh, have your dog in my yard," (again).

hee hee

This is not the first time I have either found Mia in my yard or caught her running loose and I've lost track of the number of times I've called Todd to come and pick her up. I suspect she found herself in quite a bit of trouble when she got home.

If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you we had one last gasp at Wild Willy's ice cream parlour yesterday

then came across this in the park

and I was fascinated with how it side winded its way back into the grass.

If we were meeting for coffee today I would share a link with you that gave us endless fun a few days ago and see if you don't find it as addictive as we do.

Then we would go over to Amy's at Lucky Number Thirteen and see some more of her weekend photos.


Sherry said...

Aha, this week I am on time for coffee!! :)

I could do without the spiders and snakes...but I love that the flowers are still in bloom and the gorgeous colours of the leaves reflected in the lake.

We have been blessed with the most beautiful, unseasonal weather these last few days and it has been bliss!!

As for the thief in cubs...it's one place where you expect 'safety' and that this type of behaviour will be nipped in the bud. :(

Beth said...

Wish we'd planned to head for the cottage this past weekend. The weather was perfect for it. Sounds like you had a great time and your pictures are beautiful - although I'm not fond of snakes. There was a family of them hanging around the dock this summer - I do NOT enjoy sharing my dock time with those critters!

Cheryl said...

Supreme-0 weather this weekend. Oh, the flowers are so gorgeous. Thanks for the visual bouquet! The snakes and bugs you can keep. As for the thief, isn't there some oath or something the cubs take about honesty and integrity?

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oreneta said...

Mia looks like a darling, hope she didn't get in too much trouble!!!

Anonymous said...

Oooh! I loved the nature pics and creepy crawlies! That is the strangest looking spider ever! How big is it?

Kim Mailhot said...

Looks like anything but an October weekend in pictures ! Wasn't it grand ?
Lots of sweet life in your next of the woods. Good to know.
Talk to you soon, Lovely Friend !
Love ya !

thecatalanway said...

Lucky you with the unseasonably hot weather but you do deserve it and i know you get it cold in the winter so I am glad for you as well as jealous! Here we have mist and mizzle as usual!
Loved the snake film - was that your voice? How great to hear you if it was.
Loved the crawlies and the sad face at cubs - never nice to be stolen from and a horrible lesson in how you never know when it will happen.
And I LOVED the drawing game - of course. Great post - hugs Kx