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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Tomorrow will be Canada’s Canada Day, about the same as July 4th in the U.S., except that the U.S. broke independence from The Crown, the British ties or dominance here, a long time ago in a war. Canada has not done that yet totally. The Canada Day is about pride in self.

For me it’s more of a holiday than anything. The hot heat arrived literally by June 27th, which was when Mark and I took a bike ride to Mud Bay Park. It rained since October 07-June 08. In June it rained less. A sign of Spring is that it rains less and less. More and more sun breaks occur, but it rains more than it sunshines. I guided Mark there. From our apartment it took 45 minutes total, not long to get there. As we neared the park, the southern part of Surrey radically changed to a posh neighborhood of well to do homes. We biked and ascended from the hill. The hill curved with a farmland to the left and a barn of horses to the right. We were now in the farmlands, an area totally different than where we live in Surrey (an English name I assume). Where we live there is a lot of traffic, loud ambulance/police car sirens whizzing fast north/south: the suburbs, an area not well kept up for some reason. East Commercial Drive area was more kept up than this place. I biked to Mud Bay Park in October 07 one sunny day, the last of the Fall sunny days. When the tide leaves the ocean there, what is left is a mud floor bottom. Some of it is sand. It is a protected park marshland, birds, flowers, drifted logs on the shore, insects that fly about like dragon flies and butter flies.  A pedestrian and bike path goes all the way to Tsawwassen. That is what the information/map board at the park described. The paths follow in between farmlands. The farmlands and the nearby areas are west, outside of the Mud Bay Park. These are the pictures I took.


Today I took pictures of cats and the other animals.  They are cute animals.  

Only during the last week in June has the heat and sun really arrived, but I waited so long.  Yesterday took some pics of the Serpentine Greenway where I bike on my way to cat care at the Surrey SPCA every Tuesday, my volunteer errand.

I like wild flowers.

Starting in April I began to see cotton tail rabbits hop from the green grasses.  I see a lot more now even baby rabbits.  I plan to take more pictures of the rabbits. I kind of felt that I could take pictures of the rabbits because they do not hop away so fast.  They kind of pause. Mostly I see brown rabbits. When they hop from behind, I see their white bottoms and tails.  

I take a short cut when I bike to the Surrey SPCA.  It takes about 45 minutes. The rabbits live in the grasses that are very tall.   Yesterday I spoke to a man who took a Sunday walk on the Serpentine Greenway. He said he lived near by.  He was friendly. He said coyotes, racoons and skunks live in the grasses. He hears the coyotes howl at night. They chase after domestic animals cats and dogs.  

Tomorrow is my volunteer cat care. 
I am glad the heat arrived at long last. Heard in the news it’s ll5 in Phoenix and LA tails a little behind that.  The sun rises by 4:00 a.m. ish and sunsets near 9:21 p.m.ish.  

For my paper work I work on, I wrote a rough draft for two pages.  At least I started on it.  I have to answer the questions within the given pages, but that is okay.  It was hard to start it. That was it. Hooray it started.