more shots of the fabulous weather last weekend. here's the big blue sky above science world (the big dome on the left) and the new false creek developments (on the other side of the water). apparently five of those big cranes have been shipped in from berlin, where they were once used to deconstruct the berlin wall. lots of big developments for the 2010 olympics, and lots of big political discussion about it.
i took this photo on a ride cassandra and i did down to yale town to visit winifred. if you turn 180 degrees from the above photo you got this view:
that's carpark, freeway overpass and stunning snow-covered mountains. i wish my camera took better distance shots.
in other news:
ah, the mushrooms. i love the mushrooms.
my twenty little sprouts turned in twenty adorable enormous mushrooms. see!
i made some of them into a nice chickpea wrap thing for a potluck, which went down well. potlucks are totally the new hot thing here, seeing as how mine went so well. we've had one every weekend for ages now. here's cassandra with the biggest mushies:
isn't she cuuuuute?
the remaining mushrooms are not looking that healthy anymore, so i won't gift you with any photos of them. i'm going to pick them tonight and store them in the fridge so i can try reactivating the bag one more time. if that doesn't work i'm going to try and buy a bag to grow oyster mushrooms. huzzah!
the tomatoes are big and healthy, and the strawberry plant has strange greenish proto-strawberry like things on it. it's all very exciting. i've also had a couple of really exciting sprouts in my gumtree pots, but two sorts turned out to be pesty mushroom things that lived in the potting mix, and i'm still not sure whether my one remaining seedling is a weed or a gumtree. will have to wait and see. i think it's time to plant some new seeds in the meantime.
in non-plant news, my students had their final exam yesterday. god invigilating exams is boring and stressful. and exams themselves are pointless. bah. i've been marking all day with my hair up in a cute little top knot and a bag of oreos by my side, and it's going quite quickly. i wish wish wish they didn't have to hand write exams, though. i know my handwriting isn't exactly a shining beacon of legibility, but . . .
went to a gig of the no shit shirleys last night, which was ace. miriam knows one of the performers, so she, her sister, cassandra and i all went to the gig which was in a very funky venue called the cellar. the singing was amazing and they explained all the stories behind the song. they did some ani and some ruthie foster, and some sweet honey in the rock. v. cool.
i also saw the waifs last week. aw. . . they played lots of old favourites and the place was packed out with ex-pats. i may have cried.