The late summer garden.
The calendar says September as another month has come to a close and also the end of summer as some of you will be finished summer vacation time and your children will be back to school. I know we still have a few more weeks of actual summer although the weather is starting to change as we get into much cooler nights and some days as well.
The field behind us was cut at the first of the month.
Bales of hay going to the barn.
At the Longest Covered Bridge in the World in Hartland, NB.
As I mentioned in my last post, Murray and I celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary on August 6. As his sister was visiting with us we spent the day with her taking a drive on the backroads of Carleton County and visiting Hartland. The "40" is a vintage one I found so we took that with us on a few adventures that week for fun.
The "40" showed up at New River Beach the next day as we went there with friends. It was a beautiful summer day and the tide was out so we walked the beach and had a nice seafood supper later.
The same week I met a friend downtown Fredericton where we watched the 'changing of the guard' ceremony in Officers Square that we'd missed in July. It was quite impressive for a small town event.
The Tidal Bore in Moncton. The wave of water is coming over silt that has been built up over the past 40+ years.
We went to the huge Sussex Flea Market and had a great time but it was SO HOT!! We walked and walked up and down the lanes looking at stalls of antiques, new stuff and lots of junk too. We stayed in Moncton for the night and went downtown to catch the Tidal Bore in the Petitcodiac River. It is an event that occurs twice a day when the tide comes up the Bay of Fundy and then the Petitcodiac River with a wave. People actually ride the wave on surf boards these days. It is interesting to see and watch, and listen to the sound of the silt being tossed in the wave as it approaches. Sometimes the wave is quite large especially near a full moon or tidal surge.
We walked along the beautiful riverfront trail and found this wall art on the back of a building. The city sponsored mural painting on many buildings earlier in the summer and this one was quite spectacular as it is made of junk - mostly plastics - that go into our landfills, and even our waters. It gives one lots to think about and makes a quite a statement to our wasteful society today.
Another friend and I went to Kings Landing Historical Settlement on a very HOT and humid day last week. We had a great time as she hadn't been there since she was a young girl.
Some of the "visiting cousins" we saw that attend camp there for the week learning about life in the 1800's.
And this 'visiting cousin' is me! Haha. In one of the houses one can dress in period clothes and have your photo taken with your own camera or phone. There is a person there to help out and take your photos for you. We had a blast doing this! And as it wasn't busy could take our time.
We are into the ending dog days of summer now with some cooler nights and foggy mornings as the rising sun hits the morning dew. This photo was on Monday morning and when I looked out and saw the fog I got right out with my camera to get some pics.
I even saw a couple of 'white tails' jumping across the field. There are lots of deer around and new little ones and they come out on the hill behind us every day.
I captured this Monarch butterfly on the Liatris one evening too. What beauty!
It is the season for fresh local produce and the roadside stands are open for business. I bought corn on the cob and green and yellow beans on this day. Delicious!!
Friends took us out for ice cream on Sunday evening where the scoops were huge and the cheapest cones around! Yummy!! I must admit that it was a bit too much ice cream for me and a single cone is certainly big enough.
I bought this sweet bouquet of flowers from a local vendor who sets up a flower cart on Saturday mornings.
I'm enjoying our deck and pergola a lot this summer as it's been so sunny and hot. Although some days it is just too hot to sit out there! I sanded the two cedar Adirondack chairs and stained them in Architectural Grey semi-transparent stain. Quite a job but they look so nice and really compliment the wood deck and black spindles. I found two new chair pads on sale too! I enjoy watching the hummingbirds at the feeders and listening to the birds from my comfy seat.
So here we are approaching September and a new season. As I think of our beautiful summer we've had here in NB and the lack of rain in our area my heart goes out to the people of Texas and everyone affected by the devastation and terrible flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. It is heartbreaking to see the photos in the media. My thoughts and prayers go out to you as it will be a long road to recovery and renewal.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you leave a comment so I'll know you stopped by. I wish you a blessed new month of September as we step into a new season. Take care.