Last weekend we went to the mainland for a family picnic. You may remember a dinner in May where we celebrated my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. This was a larger event, some 35 of us gathered at my nephew's.
The biggest draw, for most of the second cousins, was the trampoline. The saddest faces occurred when it was time to give someone else a turn. I've only included our grandchildren in these photos, but others enjoyed the bouncing, too. Oh, the energy. And it struck me how long and lanky those girls are getting at 4.5 and 3.
Our back fence neighbour and I often chat over our respective compost bins and gardens. Last summer I admired his gorgeous poppies and he generously gave me an envelope of seeds to plant. I need to ask his advice because while this flower is gorgeous, the plant isn't nearly as tall as his. And only one plant flowered.
Such deep, rich colour in this lace cap hydrangea. Such intricacy of design.
There were blackberry bushes with a few berries at the picnic. One Little Miss collected them in a bucket and handed them out as "blackberry jam."
I'll be taking a blogging break for a couple of weeks. Summer is here and I'm planning to enjoy some relaxation. Come September I'll be teaching regularly. I've accepted a 57% teaching position - just afternoons. Two English 9s and one French 8. The English continues through the entire year and come second term I'll switch to Home Ec 8 in place of French. I'm so thrilled with this position.
See you all later!