Spring has arrived full force on Vancouver Island, trees are blossoming, leaves unfurling, and flowers that were tucked beneath the earth for winter have poked bravely through the soil and have majestically bloomed. The Mason bees are buzzing and busy pollinating flitting flower to flower. Today I watched birds dive and swirl in their airborne courtship.
Along with spring comes the appearance of the species of elusive Canadian toes that were tucked into winter boots for 7 months. Hello summer!
The weather has been stunning this weekend about 15C. I love it when it warms up on the island, everything seems to come alive and everyone rushes outside vigorously engaging in life beyond their homes. My favourite walking spot is a two minute jaunt from my house, its the Westsong walkway, it is a beautiful walkway that wraps around the harbour. It is particularly lovely in the spring and summer.
My Floathome used to be moored over in the far marina. It was a glorious 10 years living on board my little piece of heaven, maybe one day I will do it again. I am actually thinking mobile tiny house, I'm used to living in small space and it was 750square feet of functional compact living perfection. It was an eclectic lifestyle and I loved it.
The marina owner turfed out the smaller homes like mine and sold water lot leases to big super floathomes. The marina owner effectively dismantled a lovely community in the name of "progress". Luckily though most people were able to move across the harbour, where it is a vibrant thriving community. Who knows maybe one day, I loved the eclectic lifestyle, it so suited me.
On a side note I had to step out of the last two teaching days of the novice course I started teaching last week. On Tuesday I was diagnosed with a mild case of shingles. I started medication early and was lucky it started working so quickly. But I was told to rest and have spent the better part of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, sleeping pretty much around the clock, and I am happy to report that I am well on the mend. Now my mission is to try and learn to manage stress better, as it is a trigger and I will be getting vaccinated as soon as I've been given the ok, I do not want to go here again.
Sunday morning I went down and cheered my students on with coffee and donuts before they did their MSAs. My best friend Deb stepped into my teaching role, and I was happy because I was able to teach with the teacher who was my traffic instructor. Happy motorcyclists! So the work begins to start doing Tai Chi chih again or looking at yoga and other stress managers.
Looking forward to some time out on the bike for a little magic restorative helmet time.