Friday, January 18, 2013

From Across the Mountains



When I asked my sister-in-law if there was anything in particular she wanted to do while visiting, she asked if we could take a walk on the beach. I told her that I thought we could find a scrap of beach somewhere nearby. Here is one such scrap.
 

Tim's mother was happy to meet her two great-granddaughters. There were meals shared, conversations over coffee, several walks (we found more scraps of beach), and just a few photos. We were too busy visiting to take many pictures.
 

Four generations - great grandmother, grandfather, father and Little Miss A, who is learning to say "cheese" when having her photo taken. We took a similarly posed photo with Little Miss S, her mother, her Nana and her great grandmother.
 

There was an afternoon tea at The White Heather Tea Room in Oak Bay - with a variety of scones and sweets and a dizzying assortment of tea to choose from.


And one last walk on a scrap of beach, with Mount Baker over in Washington State glowing in the rosy sunset. This photo was snapped with my phone, hence the lower quality.

Today, Tim's mother and sister flew off home again, across the mountains. The house seems very quiet and empty, but full of memories.

18 comments:

  1. Oh, it sounds like such a lovely time! I can almost hear your quiet from my own corner...and feel the memories. (You do feel memories, don't you?)

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  2. All my favourite things to do with my favourite guests....what a lovely time you must have had!

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  3. Lovely to see Auntie Ruth looking so well. Glad you had a sweet visit.

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  4. Who wouldn't want to walk in your corner of the world when the weather is agreeable? Sounds like a lovely time all around.

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  5. glad you had a lovely visit..hugs cucki x

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  6. I would love to walk on a beach today even if it wasn't a hot, sandy one. Just being near the ocean would be enough. Wonderful photos of many generations. Enjoy the weekend. Pamela

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  7. I can easily see why your sister-in-law wanted to walk along the beach. What a beautiful walk it must have been!
    You may not have taken a lot of photos, but the ones you shared are just wonderful. Great family memories.

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  8. That's great that they could come and visit! My sisters and I had tea at the White Heather Tea Room a couple years ago...

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  9. Love all the photos but particularly the snow capped mountain. Grands so cute and the scone looks good too.

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  10. How lovely for you all to be together Lorrie - those are such precious times - you know I envy you!!!
    The two seascape photos are interesting. Is the ocean or a lake?

    Lorrie you were spot on with Kiwiana!!!
    A shame you didn't see the GYB button on my blog - I mentioned it on several posts too.
    Shane ♥

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  11. Walking on the beach would have been my request as well.

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  12. The beach, it's the first place we would always take visitors to, no matter what the weather....

    And now I will be the visitor, longing for the beach, but still homesick for my mountains.

    Sounds like you had a great time, and a wonderful visit.

    Jen

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  13. Oh how precious. So glad that you got some photos at least! How delightful for a great-grandmother to meet her little great-grandgirlies.

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  14. Beautiful photos! I love seeing the familiar traits in a generational photo such as yours.

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  15. Beautiful photos and such lovely time was spent with family. I love the photo saying "cheese." Precious!!

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  16. Glad you had such a lovely visit. Great photos. :) Kit

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  17. Oh what a nice visit that must have been! A great grandmother getting to meet the great grandchildren!! Ahh, for a scrap of beach to walk on!!

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  18. Great post- and how wonderful to have all the generations together. I loved the photo of Mt. Baker - I'm astounded at how far away it can be see, and the different angles. It is such a fabulous mountain!!!!

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