Thursday, July 31st, 2014

IMG_8990The 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.

IMG_8994We walked the vegetable gardens in behind, and were delighted by the low cloud cover over Blomidon.

IMG_9000Wild flower field…ahh…

IMG_9006Then home again, with many helpers making dinner.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014


All seven grandchildren and the three daughters responsible for this situation!


Burbank city boy meets beaver dam..and conquers it.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014


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..

20140729-234702-85622954.jpg did the treasure hunters. The day was a treasure.

Monday, July 28th, 2014


All seven of our grand grandchildren in one place! Wolfville..

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

IMG_8787The 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.

IMG_8796Rock hunting…on the bucket list.

IMG_8806Skipping stones is another one…

IMG_8807..and finding the right flat one to skip, and wading through the high grass… all so close to home, too.

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

IMG_8763Americans settling in…

IMG_8765Finn learning how to pit olives, in order to make olive bread with his Opa…

IMG_8768And Maya and Finn searching for my wedding ring…alas, still unfound…good day.

Friday, July 25th, 2014

IMG_8757The 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.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

photo 1At 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.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

IMG_8728The 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”.

IMG_8741We even had easy access to quick critiques…

IMG_8753And the best cook…Marianne…even makes a mean martini..

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

IMG_8705Aunt and niece…really liked this image in front of me as Forest and I dawdled behind.

IMG_8712It was so lovely to actually step foot on the trail after all this time, especially with this cute trio.