Monday, September 15, 2008
bike riding and tomatoes
i went on a lovely long bikeride with eleanor and our friend M, yesterday, all the way out to lighthouse park. here's where we went:
see, we started on the drive, went downtown, through stanley park, over lion's gate bridge (scary!) then along marine drive for about an hour (lots of traffic but really great views, with huge trees on our right and the sea on our left), then hit the park. then we sat on a rock looking out over the sea and ate lunch. there was a view along the north shore, of stanley park and the city, and out to UBC on the right. the combination of sea, city, mountains and sky in vancouver really does it for me.
there was also mount baker, hovering in a cloud of smog behind vancouver. mt baker is a volcano in washington state, btw. i'm still wigged out by just how close the good old US of A is.
according to douglas coupland:
Mount Baker is important to the Vancouver psyche in that it stand there, huge, record-breaking and serene, shooting off just enough steam every few years to let us know that if it really wanted to, it could bury us. It's a metaphor for the United States: seductive but distant, powerful and a least temporarily benign.
while we were sitting there, watching america float behind vancouver, we ate a delicious lunch of bread and brie and things i grew:
i have been harvesting like this every couple of days. see how mutant that cucumber is? love it!
one of the spiders that live in my plants:
at 7:44 pm