Not yesterday…that’s for sure! On our way to Victoria, we stopped off at Goldstream Park to see the annual Salmon run. It was a gorgeous Fall day ~ perfect for a walk through the trails. Also perfect for watching the Salmon spawn..
Let me give you a little quick lesson in “mating salmon”…the female moves her tail back and forth moving the gravel and silt at the bottom of the creek. When she gets her nest just right, she lays her eggs…oops I failed to mention that stud Salmon (the male) is right beside her protecting her as she does this. So as she lays her eggs he sprays them with milt (sperm) to fertilize them. They wave their tails to cover the eggs with the gravel and silt…then they swim off and die! So romantic!! (It sucks to be a Pacific Salmon as they die whereas the Atlantic Salmon get to return back to the Ocean for more fun and adventure.) The neat part is…yes there is a neat part… salmon always return to the same river/creek where they hatched. Incredible isn’t it! They migrate thousands of miles and then when ‘it’s their time’ they return to the same river. Moral of the story~ there’s NO PLACE LIKE HOME!
If you click on this picture you can see the salmon better.
So NO we didn’t have salmon for dinner!! (I also failed to mention that the stink from the rotting salmon is not pleasant…but part of the experience! :o))
On the quilting front…I managed to squeeze in a very ‘quick’ trip to the Quilt Shop…where I found some binding fabric for my Peter/Paul quilt….
I also bought two metres of this Buggy Barn fabric…perfect Fall fabric..
..to go towards my Fall stash…for ‘someday’…
I still had 10 minutes to spare (hubby wasn’t back from his errands) so I hustled over to the Thrift Shop, which is right next to the Cloth Castle…!! I managed to find two good books… ..before I was tracked down!
Have a spectacular spooky Sunday and Happy Quilting!~P