It's been almost a month since I hit the publish button on what was to be my last post for a while.
I thought I'd post today as we are drawing close to the end of June already and it's been almost a month since I 'retired' for the summer. 😁
I would like to thank you for your very kind comments on my last post when I wrote about giving up blogging for at least the summer and maybe longer. You are all such dear friends and your comments warmed my heart. Thank you!! I didn't respond to you individually as I enjoyed the break from commenting so I hope you read this today and know how much I appreciate each one of you.
Today I thought I'd update you on what I've done the past month and perhaps this is how I'll do my posting.....a month in review. Some other friends post monthly updates and I like that as it keeps me in touch with them.
I spent 11 days visiting our daughter and her family in Calgary. Murray had a business trip to Edmonton and suggested I fly to visit our family while he was there. He joined us on the weekend in between then came back the day before we were to fly home. That was half the month of June gone but it was so good to spend time with our daughter and our three grandsons.
The boys helped me choose the 'decorations' they liked to the above photo.
Family photo shoot on our last night.
The boys will be 4, 7 and 3 this summer. They are cute, smart, busy, lively, active, loud and SO much fun!! I sure wish they lived closer to us.
The week after we got home I went to Corn Hill Nursery with a couple of girlfriends for a day trip. I've shared this beautiful spot with you before and we enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Cedar Cafe before walking around the gardens in the rain. We didn't let the rain hamper our enjoyment of the gorgeous roses, lilies and rhododendrons that were in bloom.
Even on a rainy day the view is spectacular.
We've had quite a lot of rain this month so everything is growing well and very lush. We also had a few, very few, hot and humid days. It seems we can't get a day in without a shower or thundershower though, so hopefully July will be a bit dryer. I just saw on the news how wet it is in southern Ontario as well and that it has affected the farmers terribly.
We gave up on our vegetable garden this summer as the ground was not good (very rocky) and the deer ate most of what we grew. We don't miss the weeding and deer visits at all. We've been doing quite a bit of landscaping around the front of the house but it's not completed yet. Yard work is never ending in our short season!
Photo taken in Officers Square in downtown Fredericton on Saturday evening June 24.
If you're Canadian, you know we are celebrating 150 years as a country this July 1st. It is a huge celebration with events being held in every city, town, village and community across this great country of ours. Even our small community is planning a parade and day long events ending with fireworks. Sadly, the weather forecast is calling for rain from Friday through Sunday for us! I don't think that will stop people from attending events but the fireworks may have to be cancelled if the rain is heavy. I am so thankful to live in this great country of ours!
Along the walking trail in downtown Fredericton.
The view of the trail and the St. John River in downtown Fredericton.
The wildflowers are in bloom along the roadsides and in fields and look so beautiful. Farmers are trying to get their first cut of grass between the rains. Strawberry u-picks are open this week for fresh berries....which I hope to do tomorrow. School's out for summer and vacations are starting. We have no plans for the rest of the summer at this point other than day trips but we hope to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary in August with a weekend away to St. Andrews at the Algonquin Hotel where we started our honeymoon. The years have gone by fast but God has blessed us abundantly over those 40 years and I am very grateful for the wonderful husband I have!
Happy Canada Day!!
I'll try to post again at the end of July. Thank you for visiting and I wish you all a blessed and safe summer.
See you later.