Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Tuesday morning woke up to an unexpected surprise of blue skies and mild temperatures.
 The trees in the courtyard are changing colours quickly.  The big tree on the Quay has lost a lot of leaves with the wind and rainstorms we've been having.
 Went walking west along the quay for a change.  Love the brilliant yellow of these leaves against the blue sky.
 They are redesigning the park just before the railroad crossing and you haven't been able to walk along the river for awhile.
 Had to add the arty photo.
 The condos on the other side were mainly built by one developer and he put a lot of water features amongst them.  This one has several Koi in it.
 A mix of reflection, sunlight, leaves floating on the water and four white Koi.  There was an orange and black one but he was harder to capture.
 Caught this guy coming up for some food.
 They were in the lower portion of the water feature.
 Love this bud of things to come.  Almost looks like a magnolia leaf but the bud looks more like a rhododendron.
 Some early Halloween art work.
 Love the witch!
 Jack is rather cute also.
 Seeing a lot of berries on various trees and bushes.
 We're supposed to have a La Nina year which means more snow again.
 Love the contrast of the yellow and red against the blue sky and dark trunks and branches.
 Making progress despite crowning myself Queen of the Reverse Stitching!  Almost had my first bunny finished when I realized he wasn't jumping high enough to clear the flowers that are to be added.  So had to take it off and move the tail, hind leg, one ear and restitch them down again.  The foreleg was in the right place.
 The green background is the same that I used in the centre medallion and the Dresden plate borders.
 Found some scraps I used in my heart swap blocks that looks like a perfect eye.  I was going to give him a pink one but decided this was a better choice.
 My second tulip is the reverse colours of the first.
In the early hours of today there was a fire on the Queensborough Bridge affecting three electrical wire trunks that supply the Queensborough neighbourhood.  I glanced up a few minutes ago and saw this surreal effect of the sun setting on a mix of fog and clouds and no lights on the island.
 The Queensborough bridge which links with the Alex Fraser Bridge pictured was closed most of the day and still is not 100% open.  So the morning rush hour was a mess, no one including pedestrians were allowed to cross the bridge until it was checked for stability and I don't think the evening is much better.  About 20,000 residences and businesses are with out power for the foreseeable future.  Another reason I'm glad I didn't move over to the island when they started building condos a few years ago.


WoolenSails said...

Everything looks so beautiful with the fall colors. Our trees were green and now they are filling out with color, hope the other areas don't peak before I get there. Love how the bunny looks on top, that is quite the quilt.


KaHolly said...

Your work of Quilty art matches all of your beautiful fall foliage pictures!

The little book of Nessie said...

Autumn is always a colourful season. Love your pictures. You are going well with your project. Regards, Nessie

roth phallyka said...

Love how the bunny looks on top, that is quite the quilt.