Friday, June 20th, 2014

IMG_8277The lovely lupins are out everywhere now. Such an iconic Nova Scotian pleasure.

IMG_8278They love growing in front of our neighbour’s home, not ours. Years back Judy would throw the seeds from her lupins into our ditch, but they just didn’t “take”.  Still, I am always delighted to have them next door in front of this special home, where our first intro to N.S. really took place.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

IMG_8269Driving along the shore this evening…rain, lightening, drama…this view just from the backseat!

IMG_8275Then sun and a rainbow. Nature knows how to show off.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

IMG_8255Totally rotten weather and a tense drive in torrential rain to Wolfville, so what could be nicer than homemade cookies once there?  Especially that Forest created these from a selection of chosen ingredients. He had a bowl for the liquid ingredients, and one for the solids. Then he just measured and mixed at will. The strawberry in the nut grinder was a bit of a disaster, but he worked with that…

IMG_8257See the bits of strawberry? These treats tasted like bread, that texture too, but sweetened by chocolate chips. Actually good.

IMG_8258and he cleaned up after himself…Clearly he’ll be a lifelong creative cook, and a neat one at that.

IMG_8262Meanwhile Kaia hung out Asa and me while cars were played with and books read. Notice the box on the floor with dried lentils…I didn’t ask.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

IMG_8250It was that kind of day..wash the car…

IMG_8251..dry the floor mats in the sun, put out a pot of summer flowers…presto, feels like the season is here. “Fake it till you make it” since cold and rain are predicted for tomorrow.

Monday, June 16th, 2014

photoDisappointing today…the cast needs another six weeks on!! couldn’t believe it, but have to go with it. Really I’m so used to it now that it’s not such a big deal. Just can’t take a walk, at any speed at least…but it will get better, and that is the good news.

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

IMG_8242Drea created a lovely brunch for the two dads. Jockel celebrated his first Father’s Day. It must be a challenge to raise a wolf cub. Noah, on the other hand, is as gentle as a lamb.

photoOut on the deck to say goodbye to the family. They are leaving for a big trip. Hope they have good weather where they’re going!

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

photo 1We had to return the sweet Kaia to her family, whom we met in a hotel lounge area…had an indoor picnic as it was raining cats and dogs! and Frank was able to sit his required distance away, but still take part in it all. Wonderful that this worked out.


photo 3Asa counted with me…two eyes, two earrings, five fingers…well, he did count 11 altogether for me… great to have some time together.

Friday, June 13th, 2014

IMG_8237Well, it is Friday the 13th, and while driving onto our road today, I almost hit this pheasant as it suddenly appeared in front of my car. I did the big no-no, slamming on my brakes without looking behind me. Mr. P. just sauntered onto the neighbour’s lawn, not realizing his close call…or mine.

IMG_8238As I was taking his photo, suddenly Mrs. P. arrived and I realized I had almost made her a widow. I guess neither of them looked at the calendar today.

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

IMG_1452This Dutch Treat was given to Frank last Sunday, by Ria. It won a competition which Ria had entered, for a” floral arrangement in footwear”. Ria then passed it on to her fellow Dutchman,  who had a good laugh over it and enjoyed the spirit of the gifting. It bit the dust today, but the shoe will remain on our deck. Perhaps we’ll be inspired one day to fill it again. but don’t hold your breath.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

IMG_8231Well, we started out for Wolfville…the brakes seized on Forest Hill ext…thank goodness for CAA, and also for our second car. Back on the road to Wolfville much delayed, but our mission there, accomplished…

IMG_1458We brought the sweetheart Kaia home to dog sit while her peeps are on a mini vacation. Kaia supervised my gardening and Frank’s painting, then she and I  enjoyed R & R time together, while I talked to my eldest. Wonderful way to spend the evening…the full moon rose up too.