Then the afternoon with my favourite youngest person…wee Noah. He’s already, at 2 1/2 weeks, looking older, staring up at Drea. The changes are subtle at first, then rampant up to age one, then still fast till 2, then…which is why this time is so amazing. Looking back after a year, it will be clear why each week needed to be documented to stay abreast of the changes. Repeat…amazing.
Monthly Archives: August 2013
Now this was a challenge to take, and Leslie was still in doubt about it when the camera snapped the shot. I think the photo has amazing “elements”…as seen through a spiral staircase. We all relaxed after this…was it the champagne?
“Where’s Waldo?” Frank is hanging out the tower window doing repairs. How did this man ever work? He has enough work to do just maintaining the house, making frames and tables, helping out with our grandchildren, cooking, socializing, entertaining…that he can rarely just sit and read a book. He loves it!
We went to Heritage Village where I’m a participant in an art show. We didn’t get any photos during the opening night, as before we thought to do so, we were called away for Noah’s birth…a wonderful reason to leave! Here on the right is one of the three pieces of mine that are in the show. It’s a view of Lawrencetown Beach. I titled it “Smudged Edges”, as, is the case so often in our area, there was a misty, foggy element to it.
From there we went to the Clam Harbour Beach Sand Castle event. I used to be one of the judges of this event, and I really did enjoy it today without that pressure. The prizes are up to $500, so it’s serious. Fun to just be a voyeur.
We relaxed with Daisy, way off on another part of the wonderful beach. I loved this scene..it looks like a painting already. How fantastic to get a stretch of beautiful weather, and to have been able to really be out in it over the weekend.
Val and I on our way to Halifax via the ferry…to celebrate Val’s b.d…belated, which is part of the ritual, and dinner out, the other part, but we were missing Elaine, who used to share these celebrations with us…Everyone seems to return to the U.S.. Come back! all of you!Lovely to eat outside at Ye Olde Triangle. I needed the server to tell us a joke! Photos…sometimes they lie, sometimes they don’t. Val looks good — for an old girl. (I can hear her laugh as she reads this, so it was worth writing that…)
Driving home from town, I see what is awaiting me…fog. It always looks amazing from the vantage point of Lawrencetown Beach…not so pretty when actually home and the temperature has dropped precipitously. It went from 25C to 17C. Oh well, I’m used to it by now.
We stopped by to see George, who was working on the roof of his modified “yurt”..then off again to the States with wife Barb soon. This week so many of those who own places but only come in the summer, have or are leaving. It’s the sure sign that summer is almost over, and we “permanent” residents are left behind. A little sad, but I know we adjust, go back to our routines…
As George worked, Barb painted. What a fantastic set up she had created. The scene she was painting went from socked in fog to sunshine to in between. At the best of times it’s difficult to capture the sea. Great to have another artist in the ‘hood, even though we must wait a year to see her again. The lovely Swiss neighbours have left us as well……ah, goodbye, summer folk.
..but surprise…a few Canadian Geese families have been enjoying it too. This group was composed mostly of teenagers. From my experience at our last home in Ontario, which was near a pond, I think that once the Canadian Geese have found a spot they like, there will be more…the teens will mature..the birds and bees will happen, and the pond will be owned by the geese! Meanwhile, I found this little group to be just enough. I enjoyed watching them head over towards the water lilies. They gave the pond that lovely energy. Not too much, just enough.
Suddenly it seems Asa is such a BOY..trying to climb everything, be a dare devil. Jen and Will have their hands full with Forest and Asa. They should get a huge safe trampoline and just put the boys out there for an hour solid to blow off some energy. We watched the little guys, from 10 till 5, while Jen and Will went out for the day for Jen’s 35th birthday….we were exhausted! and Jen and Will came back refreshed. It seems it should follow that Frank and I are refreshed most days. We’ll work on it.
I’m missing Forest in this photo, my apologies to him. Can’t believe that Jen is 35! all our children are aging, so it seems it should follow that….NO, I won’t go there. I will say that we’re at such a different stage in our lives, which adds a sense of nostalgia for us when we are with any of the young families. That’s a word associated with aging, and now I get it, and it’s not so bad.
Watch Jockel fly through the air when he returned to the water. Click on the following link: http://youtu.be/UxU_AqP3ECs .