We knew we had just one day of promised dry weather, so we got to work on the front garden. Starting at 11:00, we clipped and weeded and transplanted. We took a half hour lunch break at 1:00, and then I went back to work while Tom scouted out where we could get compost without a truck or expensive delivery.
He came back with 15 bales of compost from the nearby nursery, loaded into our mini-van. I finished the weeding and trimming while he got to work spreading the compost.
It was after 5:00 when we had everything cleaned up and put away. We walked over to the beach to say goodbye to the day.
It rained overnight and was wet this morning, but the rain stopped early. We did some cleaning and reorganizing inside, and then I got away to prowl a bit with my camera.
Over at the beach I spotted eagles. This baldy was flying in to join some buddies
for a little fun and games on the tide flats.
Then I took a short walk on the dike along the lagoon. It still looks like winter here, not much sign of spring yet.
Except for one seedling fruit tree ready to burst into bloom.
I startled a couple of cotton tails along the path.
This pintail duck was one of several varieties floating in the lagoon and the wetlands channels.
The water system was being worked on along the beach street, so we had no water from about 9:15 on today. Thankfully we had a twenty minute warning so we could get our showers and store some water for the day. After our chores were done, we had lunch, then packed up and headed to Langley for lattes before heading to the ferry. We were back home by 4:45.
It was a short but very successful trip.