Monday, June 30th, 2014

IMG_8395Frank went to an empty lot, cut down a long dead tree, created this pole, and added our Canadian Flag…all in preparation for tomorrow…Canada Day. It comes once a year, but all year we are happy to be Canadians.

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

IMG_8394Lawrencetown Beach was packed today, by this beach’s standards, not by the standards of those beaches that are bumper to bumper striped umbrellas and no sand space between bodies.  Here we do it the eastern shore way…always some elbow room. See the kites in the air too? People having fun, in ways that never change. Must admit that I was a little blue today, now that we have lovely warm weather finally. I feel that my cast prohibits me from walking on just plain walks, on the beach, over rocks… but if it wasn’t for this foot, I would have been missing Daisy even more as I would have been able to do all the above but not have my four footed companion with me! Strange how that worked. So I saw the beach from the car, and sat outside on our deck. Thankfully we have a lovely view.

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

IMG_8392Dan was doing a yeoman’s job of stacking his newly delivered wood. Much as I still love the idea of having a wood burning stove, I have seen what’s  involved, and it’s heavy work, not for the lazy at heart.  I must say, though, that just seeing this hard work being done on a hot summer day to prepare for the winter, gave me a feeling of calm, perhaps the beauty of the scene, the healthy strong man, the fragrant wood, the ocean, the sun, the clothes on the line, made this a kind of a Norman Rockwell vignette.

Friday, June 27th, 2014

IMG_8361We really enjoyed watching the boys overnight and today…they are both so interesting and sweet. Just like their new sibling will be…yes, in early January!

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

IMG_8335We were babysitting today, (till tomorrow afternoon). It was pouring outside, but inside, Forest, 5, began tackling this Technic Lego for 10-16 year olds…He had his system worked out quickly.

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I think in fact that the Lego did the heavy lifting of the babysitting job, and it allowed Frank to sit apart from the boys, with Forest engaged and me playing with Asa. Asa spent some time on his Lego project on the left, but preferred playing cars….the kind where one car smashes into the other. Boys.

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Asa’s a clown, a big smiler, but this photo makes him look hysterical as well. I hadn’t realized how funny he looked until I saw the image that appeared and I cracked up! And this isn’t “trick” photography, maybe only “bad” photography. Good day with the boys and Kaia. Hope the night goes well too.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

IMG_2268Going to Wolfville tomorrow, where we’ll see the boys, the adults, and Kaia, but there won’t be Daisy coming with us. This photo was from a year ago today…the dogs were so cute together.  Our life is “easier” without a pet, but the house doesn’t have as big a “soul” as it once did.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

IMG_8331Finally did the binding, backing..all done. Now it’s Frank’s.

IMG_8332He’ll especially like the soft cuddly backing…perhaps he’ll share.

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

IMG_8328A lovely day, not windy, not too warm or cold…finished up the front gardens, finally…

IMG_8329..added some buoys to keep Mr. Goose happy, let him think he’s in the water. This is when it feels as though summer has begun, when I can stand back, admire my efforts, and feel content to sit and relax on the deck chair without any guilt, without the nagging unrest created by a weedy garden. I sat back late this afternoon. Whew!

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

IMG_8305I know, another lupin photo…couldn’t help myself. These are at Mary Lou’s if you go looking for them…

photoAfter a fabulous day with Elsie wondering about the eastern shore, I landed at the newly returned Richard’s, to sit outside with him and Frank, enjoying summer…fun to say that word.

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

IMG_8286The lovely Solstice hostess, Dee, in her lovely home.

IMG_8289She invited the men this year, to help dispel the rumour of naked women dancing around a bonfire…though that would have been fun. Here two newly 70 year olds discuss the next decade..(maybe..I wasn’t listening)…

IMG_8298…good entry into summer. Now sadly the days will start to get shorter. Someone suggested we celebrate the winter solstice instead, when the days start to get longer! We’re on that.