Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Webcam Birders Group Inaugural Meeting

April 30,2014
Three Seniors met together for our inaugural meeting of Webcam Birders Group. More will join us later. We will meet daily throughout the bird nesting season to visit our favourite nesting birds live until all the chicks fledge.
Today everyone was excited when Mom Hummingbird flew to her nest to feed her babies while we had the webcam on FULL screen! It was awesome to watch.

Thank you Whidbey Island Back Porch

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Poem in Your Pocket Day April 24, 2014

Here is my poem for you on Poem in Your Pocket Day April 24, 2014

Jessie Redmon Fauset

When April's here and meadows wide
Once more with spring's sweet growths are pied
I close each book, drop each pursuit,
And past the brook, no longer mute,
I joyous roam the countryside.

Look, here the violets shy abide
And there the mating robins hide—
How keen my sense, how acute,
When April's here!

And list! down where the shimmering tide
Hard by that farthest hill doth glide,
Rise faint strains from shepherd's flute,
Pan's pipes and Berecyntian lute.
Each sight, each sound fresh joys provide
When April's here.

Today's poem is in the public domain.
About This Poem
Rondeau was first published in 1912.
More information about Poem in Your Pocket Day

Friendship Cherry Blossom Card
Friendship Cherry Blossom Card by gramabarb
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Seniors on Tour of Vancouver Murals by GramaBarb

A few photographs we took while on tour of Vancouver Eastside Murals. Enjoy the piano music "Sunday Stroll" while you view a 2 minute tour on YouTube on Grama Barb's channel:
Vancouver eastside murals slide show with piano music "Sunday Stroll"

List of mural titles:

1. Earth Giveth & Earth Taketh Away
236 Clark Drive
2. Groundwater Hydrolics
1216 Franklin Street
3a. Japanese Eagle
3b. Japanese Eagle (full size)
3c. Quote up close
657 Powell Street
4. A Store Entrance
Comercial Drive
5. Penguins
Alley side trip
6. Panda
7. Tiger
8. Lion
9. Cactus in the Alley
10. Salmon Mural
1201 Franklin
11. The Russian Hall
600 Campbell Avenue
12. McGregor Mural 1
1209 Adanac Street
13. McGregor Mural 2
14. McGregor Mural 3
15. McGregor Mural 4
16a. Crossings
1249 Adanac Street
16b. Crossings
17. The River of Crows
1100 McLean Drive
18. Fratelli Bakery
Commercial at 2nd
19. Thank you

Our thanks to the management of Terraces on 7th for arranging a special tour guide to come onboard our Bus and explain the background of all these marvelous murals.
You can learn more about the Vancouver Eastside project at this website:
Vancouver Eastside Mural Tour

A new Vancouver book
The following book will be released May 13, 2014.
Written by Lani Russwurm who holds degrees in political science and history from Simon Fraser University.

Vancouver Was Awesome: A Curious Pictorial History