Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Meet Bob

This is Bob the Big Bad Burgundy Beta, the newest member of the family. He's lived in a former flower vase on the breakfast bar for a week or so now.

Bob's a pretty cool customer. He likes to hide out in the roots of the bamboo currently sprouting in his 'crib'. Doesn't eat much, doesn't shed hair or scratch at the door. On the other hand, he's not much for curling up in your lap in the evenings.

Upon downloading pics of Bob, I found the following pictures from last Wednesday that I'd completely forgot about. Never mind the short memory of a fish.

Last Wednesday was a dull kind of day. Bryan still wasn't up to par but we thought we'd take a drive up to Silver Star and check out the snow sculptures from the weekend competition. They would have been nicer on Sunday but who wants to jostle in the weekend crowd at the ski hill.

This was the first place winner.

I kinda liked this one.

The White Elephant was my favorite.

Amen, brother.

Sorta sounds like the Campbell government, doesn't it?

We wandered down towards the other entries, and then on the way back noticed this little fellow holding up the elephant on his back! Thinking BC taxpayers ...... you do know BC stands for Bring Cash, don't you?

On the way back down the mountain, we detoured over to Sovereign Lake, the cross country ski venue. Teams from Norway and other countries are training here for that little party to the west of us that kicks off on Friday. There were some athletes in the target range of for the biathlon event when we drove in.

Given the snow conditions over to Whistler-Blackcomb, they should move the Olympic venue to Silver Star I'm thinking.

On the way down, Bryan stopped so I could try to get some photos of the valley. Vernon is just to the right, out of sight, way down below.

You can see where the snow line tapers off as the trees get darker low on the slopes. There is no snow on the ground in town or here in Falkland.

I'm slow to get working today. Off to town shortly to run some errands and meet with Val.

Next week promises to be interesting.

Daughter Rebecca will be arriving sometime after the weekend, to spend part of her Reading Week with us.

Friend Fay will be flying down from northern Alberta on Thursday en route to spend next week with her youngest daughter during her Reading Week at Trinity Western. Fay's eldest daughter is flying over from southern Alberta sometime Saturday to meet Fay here, and travel together onward to the lower mainland and out to the Island for family visits.

It doesn't take a psychic to see Nerts and other nefarious card games in our future!

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