Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

IMG_3334Hiking at Terence Bay this morning…great spot to hike. I hope to still be at it like June, 85! when I’m her age. Makes me have these expectations, anyways, and that’s good.

IMG_3348Then 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.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

IMG_3331Daisy has decided this should be her new “nest”…she’d rather hang out here than go into my car! Daisy has always wanted to go in my car, so this is really a new development…I left her out on her own for hours today. I almost feel empty “nest”ed, as though Daisy is seeking her independence. Heavy.

 

Monday, August 19th, 2013

IMG_3315A very clever way to get 67 candles on a cake..Leslie looks too beautiful for this reality…

IMG_3328Now 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?

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

IMG_3285“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!

IMG_3293We 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.

IMG_3299From 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.

IMG_3307We 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.

 

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

IMG_3283Val 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!IMG_3284Lovely 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…)

 

Friday, August 16th, 2013

IMG_3276Driving 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.

IMG_3279We 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…

IMG_3281As 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.

Thursday, August 16th, 2013

IMG_3255I did  a little spin around where we rented years back, in Seaforth. I always loved the pond there, and wasn’t surprised that it still looked enchanting…

IMG_3258..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.

 

 

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

IMG_3238A misty walk on the Salt Marsh Trail..so many Herons in one spot..not my usual spotting of one at a time. My thrill for the day.

IMG_3249I never seem to get enough of the look of the salt marshes…especially in the mist.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

IMG_3229Suddenly 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.

IMG_3231I’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.

 

Monday, August 12th, 2013

IMG_3195After returning home from Port Medway, we found these three at Stoney Beach, 5 minutes from our home. Jockel was in between kite surfing, Noah in between feedings, Drea in between her two guys.

Watch Jockel fly through the air when he returned to the water. Click on the following link: http://youtu.be/UxU_AqP3ECs .