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Pic from the Patricia website

Last night I went to the show with my good friend Kelly. We saw Julia and Julie, I know, your totally thinking that movie has been out of theatres forever. Popular demand brought it back to Powell River. If you are ever visiting Powell River, do take in a show at the Patricia Theatre. It’s the longest running movie theatre in Western Canada and had restored it’s beauty. The seats are a bit uncomfortable, but an intermission during the longer movies lets you stretch your legs and get some air.

What a funny movie, Meryl Streep was fabulous, and Amy Adams played such a likable character. I was most interested in seeing the film for the blogging aspects, hoping Julie would have the same reservation I’m having. Like Julie, I’m just not sure if I’m cut out for this; is there time to blog; who’s out there reading and interested in what I’m saying. I’m really fond of the idea of sharing ideas and life experiences, but the truth is when it comes down to it, I’d rather be a spectator. I’m going to face my fear and open up a little more.

Thanks for being out there and finding my blog interesting.

Namaste

Photo of the week

DinnerRockTreeI spent this lovely, lazy Labour day afternoon doing one of my favourite things; hiking. We drive out to Lund for yam fries and on the way home stopped at the Dinner Rock Campground and found a lovely trail that lead us out onto the bluffs. I like how the perspective is drastically different when walking the same trail but in different directions. I didn’t notice this big fella going out to the bluffs but coming back he was plain as day. His base is rotting away (unfortunately, not completely on it’s own), the exposed aged wood looked so soft and vulnerable, but in the same light, the tree seemed strong and steady.

Party your berries off!!

With blackberries covering the landscape in Powell River this time of year, I thought I’d add to the excitement by sharing how good blackberries really are for you. For starters they are ranked one of the highest fruits when it comes to antioxidant strength. High nutritional contents of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and folic acid. In all cases I’ve experienced, blackberries can be substituted for any berry in recipes and nothing beats fresh blackberries in my morning smoothie. Yum!

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Technically, blackberries aren’t berries but an aggregate fruit that is composed of many smaller fruits called drupes. The differences between a blackberry and raspberry, (they look every similar when still on the vine) blackberries start off red but turn very purple when ripe, and when picking if they have a hollow center it’s a raspberry.

For those of you not in Powell River… I suggest you plan a visit this Friday. There is the Blackberry Street Party on Friday night, Marine Avenue is closed off and the whole town comes out for delicious blackberry treats, live music and to wander through the shops. Make sure you try some homemade blackberry gelato, I am this year. See you at the party!