On The Eve of Departure

Leaving tomorrow for South India!  So exciting, so many odds and ends to tend to before departure.  March has been a lion all month.  Seattle is beautifully in spring bloom.  Cherry blossoms and forsythia tenaciously hang on while high winds howled yesterday.  Bone chilling rain manages to soak through the driest of boots.  And now, the sun illuminates my computer screen.

It’s been quite a dramatic spring.  However, after a long long flight tomorrow, with me wearing old-lady compression knee-high socks so my feet won’t swell, I will arrive in S India.  Summer will greet me, along with all the beauty and chaos that is India.  And I can’t wait!

Meanwhile, I sneaked in a quick trip to Vancouver for a sweet short visit with friends.  I wish I could have fit in more time to visit all my Vancouver friends.  I was whisked away to a “chateau” (my friends’ home where the hospitality really did allow me to feel comfortable and coddled as if within the luxury of a fine chateau) and enjoyed a few precious days with friends.

Below are some photos from the wild-weather weekend.  Even though it was stormy, we still managed to fit in a walk.  The wind and rain kindly held off while we walked and the rain recommenced as we enjoyed a cup of coffee.

Daffodils for Daphne

Daffodils for Daphne

In celebration of the Autumn 2016 Japan Tour with Daily Yoga, Daphne set out her beautiful table runners from Japan (this is a firefly design!)

In celebration and anticipation of the Autumn 2016 Japan Tour with Daily Yoga, Daphne set out her beautiful table runners from Japan (this is a firefly design!).

Yet another gorgeous cotton Japanese table runner.

Yet another pretty cotton Japanese table runner.

I went to the Grandville Island market with John and he bought Dragon Fruit..looks more beautiful than it tastes. I had fun designing this fruit plate and added lime and agave to the Dragon Fruit to make it more palatable.

I went to the Grandville Island market with John and he bought Dragon Fruit..looks more beautiful than it tastes. I had fun designing this fruit plate and added lime and agave to the Dragon Fruit to make it more palatable.

Yes, Spring has Sprung!

Yes, Spring has Sprung!

Yes, I am in Canada!

Yes, I am in Canada!

Lovely walk up Mosquito Creek in North Vancouver

Lovely walk up Mosquito Creek in North Vancouver

Are they cute or what? Russ, Bill, Daphne, and Bridget! It was no easy feat to balance on this wet slick granite art sculpture installation!

Are they cute or what? Russ, Bill, Daphne, and Bridget! It was no easy feat to balance on this wet slick granite art sculpture installation!

Moss haven, beautiful forest

Moss haven, beautiful forest

Bill and Tiki (Tiki is so "different" looking that she tips the scales and ends up in the adorable category!)

Bill and his old gal-pal Tiki (Tiki is so “different” looking that she tips the scales and ends up in the adorable category!)

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