I had the good fortune of having an employer meeting right around the corner from Granville Island! Granville Island is always a feel good place for me. When I lived in Calgary and would come out to visit my Aunt & Uncle, I would love to come to the Island and see flowers outside in the middle of JANUARY! or FEBRUARY! Unheard of in Calgary. Really. Calgary has awful, cold winters. I even took some planted tulips home with me as carry on luggage. I put it through the x-ray machine without any problem at all. Boy. Those were the days.
It’s a cheerful, colourful place, even in the dead of winter (as dead as the winter gets for us).
This year I’m participating in a Super Mega Exciting Radical Scavenger Hunt (SMERSH for short) which means, I have to take photos of 102 specific things over the next few months? I’m not sure exactly, but it’s safe to say it’s a casual deadline. Hooray! Another project!
I’m heading to bed early tonight. I’ve got the Shaw Shuttle bright and early tomorrow. And once I get home, it’s quilting city. I’m going to keep working on my lantern quilt. I’ll show you my progress tomorrow.
If you’d like to see all the photos I took today at lunch, you can find them here. I wish every wintery city had a Granville Island retreat. But if you don’t, just pretend you’re here.