This photo makes me laugh every time I look at it. Aunty and Uncle with a niece and nephew, trying to get the littles to look at the camera. Real life.
Our Vancouver kids came over for the weekend and we all gathered on Saturday night for birthday festivities. We like to lump close birthdays together in a joint celebration. Here are two little hugging cousins with their matching blue eyes.
Mister F is now mobile and interested mostly in the things he can't have, like the fireplace and technology. He's awfully cute.
On Sunday we took Owen and Ashley out on the boat. Such a beautiful day. Blue skies, blue water, and all the glories of creation.
This was the first boating trip with my new camera and I snapped away. The zoom lens enables me to take different kinds of shots. Such fun.
I did have a very scary moment. On the way back the water was a bit rough. I stood in the boat and took photos sort of leaning out a bit. Suddenly a wave hit and I stumbled, my knees going onto the seat and my camera forward. I managed to keep hold of it, but promptly put the neck strap around my neck.
"That's what it's there for," reminded Tim.
We stopped at Russell Island for a little exploration. I've written about this island before, here, and here.
Rocky outcroppings, arbutus trees laden with berries, paths scattered with yellow maple leaves. So much loveliness.
These colours make my heart sing - the blues, whites, greys and tans in infinite shades. Intense.
And just look at the design on these Harlequin Ducks. Isn't it amazing? They are slate blue on the top, which doesn't show up well in this photo. Such a handsome pair.
The weekend feeling continues around here. Although Tim had to work today, he has tomorrow off for Remembrance Day. The Vancouver pair are still here so the pace is slow and relaxed. So lovely to visit. And the sun shines.