Friday, June 30th, 2016

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Noah and Drea are here now too…great. Noah is having his first ice cream cone! Both boys had a taste sample, and still had their spoons, so Noah was eating his ice cream this way. “Kids, they do the funniest things.”



Like this the other day, at Kingsport Beach. Finn needed to change at the beach, but couldn’t manage to hold his towel. Great assistance was provided. The grandchildren are helping us in our  continued exploration..


Wednesday, June 29th, 2016


We like to make our grandchildren work for their supper..


..and force them to volunteer at the animal shelter…


..and tell them that they can only walk on the railroad tracks..Frank is demo-ing the proper hand, foot motions to be employed..


..and then we let them sit back and enjoy the view, because it’s free.  Really, Frank and I  enjoy the view that has grandchildren in it!

Monday, June 27th, 2016


Finn felt the property needed a rope swing…I think he was right. More neighbours to meet this way…




and of course, meditating around the swing.



Sunday, June 26th, 2016


Guess who came to dinner? Tish, with three of her four children, are visiting for a week or so, from California.   Wonderful!! love sharing our new space with them, just walking, talking, and lots of eating…having them get the feel for our life now, and us getting the feeling of the slightly older versions of each of them. And the sun shone.

Saturday, June 25th, 2016


The view from Blomidon Provincial Park… continuing to explore our new territory.


Dandelions..on the tour.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016


Knitting at Gaspereau Fibres today…this ewe on the property seemed to be guarding  her wool. All the sheep have to make a big contribution to our knitting…


..while inside the resident cat doesn’t have to contribute anything other than her company, and that only when she wants to. Seems fair. The sheep are much too big to join our group.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016


Lis is visiting us…her yearly visit, which we we are cheering our picnic table…small pleasures, happily enjoyed.


Opposite the picnic table, this tableau is taking place..(any excuse)…Lis awaiting a first grandchild, we awaiting L.A. grandchildren..


Putting it all together, Frank facing Lis and me.  Summer…aww.



Tuesday, June 21st, 2016


On the right is a “sun dog” a tiny rainbow. It can indicate a change in the weather, but I like to think it was a reminder that it was the change of the season. Summer is now here, officially.


Sunsets are always a thing of beauty, be it town, country, shore.


Goodbye, longest day of the year..we’ll miss you.

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

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We went on a car rally today…this is our team  “That Old Black Magic”…old, black, but no magic as we returned…last!


We saw across to Cape Split from close to Hall’s Harbour…saw the Cape…split.


Saw a Wisteria in full bloom, using a Maple tree as its support. A first for me.


and road side Lupins…which always make me smile..and just about all of Kings County. This is a beautiful province…wherever you are.











Thursday, June 9th, 2016


this is what we’ve been doing…working on creating more gardens…with major help from Marianne W. who loves to play, create, design and make it happen. I wanted it to happen, had the idea too, but Frank had his own projects going on, and on my own, I just didn’t have the physical where with all…neither did Marianne! but together we did…the power of two..women! that is. Must admit that when Frank saw the garden taking shape, he helped out too.  Perhaps you can see the Rhododendron starting to’s at the end of the garden, behind a wispy new chartreuse Japanese Maple.


a close up…


We tweaked other things, bought 4 bushes/trees, created a bigger garden in the back…but the existing trees back there thrill us the most at the moment. The scent from this giant Chestnut was wonderful as we worked away at removing sod, weeding soil, planting.


..and this Maple tree that dwarfs the shed..


..this huge Red Maple makes me smile…there is Lilac bush behind it, the size of a small tree but dwarfed too..


..and two huge Maples in the front. Now, if we hadn’t lived on the Eastern coast for a dozen years, with Spruce trees and fog, which have a beauty and majesty too…we wouldn’t be so excited over our Deciduous forest! But here we are, senior citizens, excited about old trees.