Outdoor patio

Summertime, and the living is easy.

A drink under an umbrella, some conversation and all the life of the city within walking distance.

This was the scene at a restaurant patio in the Yaletown area of Vancouver, a few weeks ago. My wife and I were waiting for an important phone call and I decided to spend the time doing a little sketching. These were some of the people at the nearby tables.

The shade of a large patio umbrella is always a welcome thing.

I hope you're enjoying your summer !


  1. Dear Renato,
    I will miss you because you are my favorite brother-inlaw. But I hope your future is bright and prosperous. I bought a type writer and started my book yesterday. I will call you tomorrow. Take care, love Nancy-Kermit

  2. Thanks, Nancy.

    I will miss you, too!

    Good luck with the book.
    I wish you every success and happiness.

    We'll be in touch.


  3. I would add that the sign of an OPEN large patio umbrella is a particularly welcome thing coming from a summer (and province) of perpetual rain. In the words of a typical Torontonian, enjoy!

  4. Thanks, Lucy.
    Yes, very strange year indeed, with Vancouver getting all the sunshine !

    I'm enjoying it...