Yesterday was my first short pants day of the year. The day before that my flip flops broke, and rather than ride my bike to Hill's of Kerrisdale, where they sell nice pairs for $25, I thought I'd take my chances at the Dollar Tree eight blocks away (Gladstone and Kingsway), where I found a just-as-good pair for $2.50. I grew up with the Hill kids, and have a fondness for -- and loyalty to -- Ross and Nancy. But they know as well as I do that when you see a good deal, you jump on it.
The view above is from my reading chair in the back garden, looking west-north-west. The Miss Kim lilac is about to pop!