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And then it got warm!



Claira has been on scoot bike for a while and she has expressed an interest in pedals but also wanted training wheels.  I wasn't keen to go to training wheels because she already had good balance and it took Nara a long time to get a good sense of balance after going to without training wheels.  Today was apparently the day!  The week before we practiced biking here where I held her shoulders as she pedaled around.  She got a better sense of how the brakes work and at one point she got her speed going and didn't need me any more.


Claira After Her First Bik RideClaira Out In FrontClaira Riding On GrassHigh Five For Riding Her Bike

She has a fearsome need for speed - the bike is more stable the faster you go - so I'm worried this going to lead to big crash.  Nara is really supporting her sister with her biking.  Every time Claira got a good segment of biking, Nara gave her a high five.  Nara was fine letting Claira bike first and had nice words of encouragement.  Everyone had a good day.

Courtenay For the May Long Weekend

Claira Walking Past TractorClaira With Chicken Brooder

Nara With Threw Handful Of DandelionsNara With DandelionsClaira Walking And Dandelions


Girls With Their BikesBiking Correctly
 
 

Playing On Rocky Beach

Claira In GrassNara Made Daisy RingNara And Claira Playing Keep Away

Checker Lily FlowersChecker Lily With Stamen

Many years ago, on a kayaking trip I stumbled into Checkered Lilies.  Really, they were shown to me and being so visually unusuall, I really took notice to them.  They always remained somewhat elusive - you don't find them in Vancouver in gardins or at the beach.  I was walking near our picnic spot and surprise - Checkered Lilies!  They were actually quite common - found at the base of Douglas Fir trees close to the Ocean.  It was almost like a reunion with a long lost friend.


I heard barking down a beach from us and assumed it was some sort of dog.  After it didn't stop for a few minutes, I took a look and discovered it was sea lions basking out in the ocean.  There were more than a dozen total, floating at the ocean surface, sunning their fins.  I've seen sea lions close shore before but they are usually traveling and are gone in a few minutes.

Syncronized SunningThree Sea Lions In Water



Nara And Claira With Great GrandkidsPicnic Lunch Crew


Nara Made Daisy Ring
Person: Nara
Altitude: 59m (193 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: Kitty Coleman Provincial Park
Claira Walking Past Tractor
Person: Claira
Tags: farm, tractor
Nara And Claira Playing Keep Away
Person: Claira, Nara
Tags: Kitty Coleman Provincial Park
Syncronized Sunning
Tags: Kitty Coleman Provincial Park, marine mammal
Claira Riding On Grass
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 94m (308 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: biking
Checker Lily Flowers
Species: Fritillaria affinis (checker lily)
Altitude: 9m (29 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: flower, Kitty Coleman Provincial Park
Claira After Her First Bik Ride
Person: Claira
Tags: biking
Claira Walking And Dandelions
Person: Claira
Tags: dandelion
Claira With Chicken Brooder
Person: Claira
Nara And Claira With Great Grandkids
Person: Claira, Nara, Edna, Philip
Three Sea Lions In Water
Tags: Kitty Coleman Provincial Park, marine mammal
Nara With Threw Handful Of Dandelions
Person: Nara
Tags: dandelion
Girls With Their Bikes
Person: Claira, Nara
Tags: biking
High Five For Riding Her Bike
Person: Claira, Nara
Altitude: 93m (305 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: biking
Playing On Rocky Beach
Person: Claira, Nara
Tags: beach, Kitty Coleman Provincial Park
Picnic Lunch Crew
Person: Claira, Nara, Edna, Philip, Helen, Janet, John, Lloyd
Claira Out In Front
Person: Claira
Altitude: 91m (298 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: biking
Nara With Dandelions
Person: Nara
Tags: dandelion
Checker Lily With Stamen
Species: Fritillaria affinis (checker lily)
Altitude: 10m (32 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: flower, Kitty Coleman Provincial Park
Biking Correctly
Tags: biking
Claira In Grass
Person: Claira
Tags: Kitty Coleman Provincial Park
Tags: Kitty Coleman Provincial Park(9), biking(7), dandelion(3), marine mammal(3), flower(2), time lapse(1)
People: Claira(14), Nara(10), Philip(2), Edna(2), John(1), Helen(1)
From: John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2016 to 2005 > May 2017

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