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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Trip to the Beach

Hullo! I got to go for a trip to the beach today - that is always a treat!

There are so many cool places to play and hide... Can you see me in this photo?

How about now?? Heh-heh... the log had a big chunk taken out of it...

I wonder if a killer whale took a bite out of it? 

Logs are neat places because all these holes get filled with things like pebbles and other weird flotsam.





I also discovered a new flower! I am going to name it Lily sandyensis!! Mama says it already has a name though...

It's called Fawn Lily or Erythronium oregonum - hmmm... wonder if Little Fox has these down in Oregon?

They sure are pretty...

And the leaves are funky too - do you see how they look kind of brown/green??

Oh... and of course... a starfish at low tide!

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  1. If it weren't for your boots Sandy, I'd have never spotted you. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful day! Did you throw the starfish back in the water?

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    1. Thanks Buttons! Nope, we left the starfish where he/she was... the tide was coming in and it looked pretty happy where it was.

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  2. The Beach?!? The Beach?!? ...grumble, grumble...we had a dusting of snow on Monday, and there is a chance for a blizzard, yes BLIZZARD on Friday or Saturday. We've vey jealous of your sunny beach walk. Jerry, however, is beary crabby, esp. when he spends a long time looking at all your wonderful photos!

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    1. Um... yup... the beach. No blizzards in sight here, although we are supposed to get some rain. I hope it's not a big blizzard (is there such a thing as a small blizzard). Jerry clearly needs some more honey... or to flip through his garden catalogue!

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    2. The blizzard hasn't started, but schools are already canceled for tomorrow...that's a bad sign. Supposedly 6-10 inches of snow. Ben will have to make a great dinner, followed by hot chocolate, to appease a certain bear...

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    3. 6-10 INCHES!! Holy moly... that would bury little bears! I'm sure Ben can whip up a great dinner to distract a certain little bear... Isn't the snow good for the groundwater table... or something?

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  3. Yes, we have lots of Lily Sandyensis down in Oregon. In fact, I was hiking at the beach today and the Lily Sandyensis' were out, along with lots of wild roses starting to bloom (isn't that the providence nickname for Alberta, Wild Rose Country?).

    PS - I didn't see any bottles to open along the trail, do you still have the bottle opener in your pack?

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    1. Yup, Alberta's provincial flower is the Wild Rose - there's even a Wild Rose Party (political) in Alberta. The flower for BC is the dogwood... which is weird because they really only grow in SW BC... hmph. I haven't seen one yet, but maybe this spring.

      Umm... not bottles along the trail but you never know!! The bottle opener is still in the pack - I have got to go through Mama's outdoor gear and dig out some more appropriate equipment. Mama want to say that once she was on a hike and came across two cans of beer chilling in lake with no one else in sight... they were beary good... But she didn't need a bottle opener for them...

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