The girls enjoying their time at “Just Us” in Grand Pre…Maya reading “Mimi’s Village”, (illustrated by family friend Eugenie Fernandes..)…These two look like an illustration for “Home and Garden” magazine.
We walked the vegetable gardens in behind, and were delighted by the low cloud cover over Blomidon.
Wild flower field…ahh…
Then home again, with many helpers making dinner.
All seven grandchildren and the three daughters responsible for this situation!
Burbank city boy meets beaver dam..and conquers it.
At the gorgeous Medford Beach..
Finn learned about tides shortly after making a sand (mud) castle..
Beach picnic, beach fun.
One way to ensure that Noah’s lunch stayed clear of sand..
..but Noah had his fun too..
..as did the treasure hunters. The day was a treasure.
All seven of our grand grandchildren in one place! Wolfville..
The olive bread is getting made..Finn is taking it all in to reproduce at home, and Caleigh is documenting the event. Frank could be a T.V. cooking show star very soon now.
Rock hunting…on the bucket list.
Skipping stones is another one…
..and finding the right flat one to skip, and wading through the high grass… all so close to home, too.
Americans settling in…
Finn learning how to pit olives, in order to make olive bread with his Opa…
And Maya and Finn searching for my wedding ring…alas, still unfound…good day.
The L.A. contingent arrived late, late last night…yeah!…and some of them thought our stars were special. Yes, they are. Just seeing the stars on a clear night is a magical thing, and seeing these guys seeing the stars was a good moment.
At the Rose and Rooster, playing Scrabble. Marianne won! Then she left…to her cottage. I’m planning a rematch. Is there a rule in Scrabble that you need to have your hand up to your face? Must be.
The Annual Judy MacLean Paint by the Sea with the usual suspects…Lis, Marianne, me. Yesterday Melissa joined us too but we didn’t get a photo. Today we painted at Richard’s, a good place to have all the comforts of home without being at home…still painting “en plein air”.
We even had easy access to quick critiques…
And the best cook…Marianne…even makes a mean martini..
Aunt and niece…really liked this image in front of me as Forest and I dawdled behind.
It was so lovely to actually step foot on the trail after all this time, especially with this cute trio.