Friday, June 25, 2010

A Day in the Life

A day late, sorry (my brother was over last night), but nevertheless, a day!

It's been a while since I took some pictures of my walks, so here you go. My day in summer.

I love this overgrown garden (it's much bigger):
These little heads have appeared in the last couple of months. I always say hello.

Walking down one of the main boulevards towards town:
A rare shot with no street people!

I like the mix of this church (now a music conservatory) and the crane:
I cropped out the masses of homeless people and drug addicts. Yay!

This is one of my "time checks" to make sure I'm not late:
That's City Hall. And it's 8:05 - yup, right on time.

These next two pictures are ones that I've been meaning to take for months. They are redeveloping an old department store downtown - I used to go there with my mom and my brother when I was a kid. My dad actually worked there as a stock boy when he was a teenager. Once, he took us up to the roof, because he remembered the way up.

This is some of the tile on the end of the parkade:
I love the mix of those colours. And they remind me so much of the store.

So does the "Aisle" designations:
And see the star? That was to help you find your car. I remember Mom manouevering our VW bus through this parkade. Those are all the construction workers' trucks parked there now.

I love this church. Last year, I notices the ajar roofing piece (upper right corner):
I wonder if they have bats in their belfry?

This is the view from my desk yesterday:
Pretty, huh? You can see a bit of the water (that's an arm of the ocean) and the scrap metal yard on the left.

And this is my messy desk:
It's organized chaos.

I went for my usual walk around 3 pm:
I saw this dude on his surfboard, paddling away. Don't fall in, dude! It's cold!

This trestle is a major walkway:
Sometimes I go over that, but usually, I go down this path:
It gets really overgrown in the summer. Around August, this is prime blackberry picking.

These are my stairs:
I do 4-6 sets up and down of these, Monday to Thursday. Killer!

And then I head back to work:
This path is usually packed with people and bikes.

On the walk home, I saw this pretty kitty:

I'm not the only one who hikes up this long hill:
This feels very long at the end of the day!

Here I am:
Peace, man!

I love this house's yard:
I'd like to sit in that chair and watch the world go by, with flowers at my feet. I did pinch some of that lavender, though. the smell.

This is a Garry Oak:
They're very gnarled. I like how this one is growing up the side of this Victorian-era house.

And here I am (really):
Breaking out these awesome ombre sandals for the first time this year!

The stuff:
Yeah, those are pretty much fabulous!

Cardigan (Kersh), cami (Esprit), skirt (Le Chateau), belt (Nygard), shoes (Qupid), ring (Club Monaco), earrings (don't remember).


  1. Oh your surroundings are so green!
    I could almost smell them, how beautiful.
    You are my hero dude. Really, you are SOO committed to exercise. I should learn from you.
    Those stairs ! Just by looking at them I am panting.
    BTW you look marvelous today, that green cardi works perfect and I love the shoes - can't believe they are Qupid. They make nice stuff.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. We are so lucky to live somewhere so gorgeous, eh? I too love all the old churches and what fantastic shots of foliage you took, so pretty! Love the overgrown garden one...and AW CUTE KITTY.

    And supercute outfit! I love that skirt...someday I too will rock the mini. Or at least the slightly-above-the-knee.

  3. great outfit. I love everything about it. And I really enjoyed basically taking a walk with you lol thanks for sharing your pics with us. You have some great scenery Sheila!

  4. All that walking sure keeps you in awesome shape! You look smashing today.

  5. Amazing post! I love all the architecture. You've got a beautiful walk to work.

    I LOVE your skirt!

  6. I loved sharing your walk to work. Great sandals too. I have just rejoined WeightWatchers inspire dby your success. They gave me 16 measly points. How can I make it stretch?

  7. Wow, it's really beautiful there. Will have to try to get to that part of the world sometime-your a lucky woman.
    The green looks great on you btw.

  8. It is really beautiful and I want to move there immediately. I have never been enamored of where I live (south Florida) You are living my dream girl!

    BTW the skirt is soooooo cool!

  9. A place to pick lavender and blackberries sounds like my kind of place. Thanks for sharing your summer day!

  10. Sheila, I felt like I was walking along with you - that was fun. (And no wonder I'm thirsty - LOL!)Cute outfit. That skirt is adorable, shoes are fabulous and you rock it all with your lovely silhouette. Those stair climbs are paying you in dividends.

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Sherylyn, we totally are. Thanks! You will rock the mini - I know it!

    Lorena, yes, it's very green here. The stairs are not that bad - they only look scary. Thanks so much!

    Thanks, K! I like taking pictures while I walk around.

    Kasmira, thanks, it sure does!

    Thanks, Megan!

    Jane, you're very welcome. Aw, good for you! Make sure you "eat" your exercise points that you earn!

    Iminozz, yes, I'm so lucky to live here. Thanks!

    Thanks, Lesa!

    Jen, those are two of my favourite things!

    Jean, that's great, I'm so glad you enjoyed my walk.

  12. I love those shoes, they look comfy and cute!

  13. I love it when you share your walks with us. I am perpetually awed and motivated by how much walking you do. I really wish it wasn't so psycho hot here so I could walk to work. But I got super-sweaty just taking my photos this morning and I was only outside for about 90 seconds.

    And seriously, how gorgeous are you in this outfit??!?!?!? Total knockout, Sheila. No joke. Uh-may-zing!

  14. Thanks so much, Tina! I look at walking as my transportation, which makes it seem less of a chore and more of a need. It's just how I get around. I know I'm lucky to live somewhere where it's not as hot.

    Aw, you are too sweet, thank you. :)

  15. How fun, thank you for sharing!

    LOVE the bright green with the B&W print.

  16. Thanks, Kristen! Yeah, I was pretty pleased with how that went with the skirt.

  17. looking at them from the other side of your camera, our surroundings sure are beautiful ... must remember to not take them for granted. thanks, S :)


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