I'm home from a visit to Goderich where my parents live and where some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world happen over Lake Huron. I was to have had a busy visit with lots of family around and a shower for my niece but I had to cancel that trip and rebook -- summer colds, don't you just hate them! The visit I did have was quieter, busy enough of course with a beach day, shopping, breakfast out, gorgeous sunset watching, a visit to say hello to my sister, Bernadette at the pier: a tender, sweet, happy visit with long serious talks, old family stories and some good laughs. Here's a picture of my parents, married 64 years in June:
Home now to begin to eat from our garden -- finally. We've had tons of lettuce, gone to seed while I was away, but because we had so little rain, everything else held back. Cape Breton has been wonderfully hot and dry, a great combination for summer fun, but not entirely good for a garden. This week we've had real rain and the garden is taking off. Here's supper last night, raw & cooked, with a thanks to Alan Kitz for the amazing venison chops:
Here are my fat sandy feet taking a break at St. Christopher's Beach.
And finally, here's my sister, Anne, who I stayed with my last day, with one of her amazing planters -- Ontario is not having a hot summer but a cool, wet one, obviously good for flowers! And lastly you'll see a pic of the squirrel that visits under Anne & Peter's bird feeder.