My Treasures 2015

Thursday was the first day of the Symphony Book and Music Sale. I got some treasures, but need to go back once more as my allergies acted up and I had to cut my browsing short. But even if I don’t find anything else, I’m happy with what I got this year:

IMG_2427The only “for reading” book I bought. I love his sense of humour and his sarcasm and his passionate viewpoints. ($3)

IMG_2413The Womans Library –  a set of 5 thin books published in 1922. The Book of Culture, Physical Beauty, How to Prepare and Serve a Meal & Interior Decoration, Color Harmony and Designs in Dress, and (my favourite) Plain Talk on Avoided Subjects. I will share whatever gems of wisdom I find from these in another post. ($5 for the set)

IMG_2406Harvest Gold and Avocado appliances, rifles, typewriters – they’re all in here! I’ll share some pages from this great find in another post as well. ($3)

IMG_2410The only music book I bought, and my most expensive purchase, but I’ve been meaning to buy it for years so finally did. ($15)

I bought 3 records:

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$3

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$3

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$5

And I bought 3 DVDs:

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$3

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3-disc set for $5

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2-disc set for $7

Total cost for the day: $52

The joy it gave me: priceless

My Victoria Birds – Part Two

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Bewick's Wren

Bewick’s Wren

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Glaucous-winged Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

Pelagic Cormorant

Pelagic Cormorant

Harlequin Duck (female)

Harlequin Duck (female)

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

My Victoria Birds – Part One

I added about a dozen new birds to my list on my trip to Victoria. Some pictures are good, some not so good, but as I always say “a poor picture is better than no picture”. Here are my first six:

Steller's Jay

Steller’s Jay

Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna’s Hummingbird

Barred Owl

Barred Owl (from the back)

Violet-green Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Bushtit

Bushtit