Sunday, August 31st, 2014

IMG_9589Frank has the moves, while he varnishes the upstairs window sill, the one that straddles the staircase. Always a little creepy to see him in these situations, but as I said, Frank has the moves.

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

IMG_9574Noah is mostly upright these days. Amazing how much older this makes him!

IMG_9587Elsie’s dogs are too cute not to want to photograph. Like babies, puppies, young creatures altogether, just draw most of us in, and that’s a good thing.

Friday, August 29th, 2014

IMG_9519Drea, with Noah, texting Jockel about the amazing waves..which later he assessed at close to 10 out of 10..Surfers do love hurricanes, tropical storms, post tropical storms. Wouldn’t it be great to enjoy “bad weather”?


The weather was wild..from wind to heavy rain…


to sunshine..

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

photoBabysitting Noah in Halifax… ever the Buddha baby… but small signs of change on the way. Babies tend to grow up, alas..

IMG_9507Babysitting afterwards in Wolfville. These two are awaiting Opa who has dashed out to the grocery store to buy a treat for them.

IMG_9510Bedtime stories outside..have to love this warm spell!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

IMG_9495Late blooming Phlox, beautiful..found in Melissa’s garden, which I weeded today. I love the way you can so quickly see the improvement with this job that is so easily within one’s own hands. I’m an international weeder… 🙂

IMG_9497Then we dined on the back deck, where I noticed this lovely vignette on a bench.  The garden tool nestled there tickled me after I had tackled the front garden bare handed.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

IMG_9482Hiking alongside a river in Gaspereau Valley, near Wolfville..

IMG_9483My companions enjoying the view…

IMG_9493..and the boys showing us a better way to enjoy it!

Monday, August 25th, 2014

IMG_9461Aw…going to the beach…I’m pushing the walking and it’s such a pleasure to do that out in nature..

IMG_9473Close up of the ocean at Conrad Beach..


Sunday, August 24th, 2014

IMG_9438Ryan and Tori just hanging out…

IMG_9453Forest and Asa just hanging out… at Hope For Wildlife Open House..


Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

IMG_9434The tallest guy in the “clan” and the smallest…at present. 6’6 ” versus 2’6″…

IMG_9436Once more the “Rose and Rooster” was a terrific place for hanging out with kids…toys, chalk board, and good food..even the “Globe and Mail” for sale!

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

IMG_9415“Oh, this is how you take a selfie”?

IMG_9416Ryan and Tori are visiting..all the N.S. grandsons thought this was great too…

IMG_9421And the pregnant mommy had a little reprieve with all the extra willing helpers..