I’m trying to think of a some new words that will fit the FFF theme and Prince Edward Island in the summer.
FFF – full, fun, fabulous
FFF – family, festivities, food
SSS would really work – sun, sand, sea
WWW wouldn’t be bad either – wonderful, whirlwind, weary – well, just a tad 🙂
PEI is definitely a summer destination. Family and friends all come home and we gear up for a summer-long festivity.
It’s incredibly fun especially when summer weather cooperates. Long, beautiful, sunny days and a little rain at night for the gardens and crops make for a perfect Island summer.
The days are full. Family and friends visiting, beaches, barbecues, potlucks, restaurant outings, live theatre shows and country fairs. Then there’s berry picking, jam and pickle making. And a garden and flowerbeds to weed. A house to tidy (hmmm, I notice I put that last 🙂 and oh dear, blogging! I’m afraid blogging has taken a bit of a backseat. 🙂
But here I am to join the fun with Susanne and all the rest of my fff friends. We’re taking note of the blessings, remembering to say thank you for every good thing whether little or big. It’s a powerful reminder that life is a gift and the Lord is the Giver.
I’m thankful for
1. sunny days in the garden. I’m especially happy with the progress of my seed flowers.
They’re really coming along despite the fact that I probably pulled a few of them.
How do you tell the difference between weeds and flowers in the early stages of growth? Especially when you plant a package of mixed seeds?
Until the flower head forms, I’m just not sure what I’m growing!
I need to get a lesson or two from Carolyn! She’s a flower expert.
My lavender smells so sweet. I planted it last year – inspired by Ellen’s lavender posts. Maybe someday I’ll have a field of lavender. Wouldn’t that be gorgeous!
2. my beloved who spends such happy days here. It makes me happy to see him so contented in the garden.
We’re enjoying the bounty every day.
3. a wee grandgirlie who had her first beach trip with Nan.
The sun was awfully bright in her eyes and the wind was blowing – she wasn’t absolutely sure she liked the beach. But, it’s only a matter of time. It’s in her blood!
And there are a lot of cousins who are just waiting for her to join them!
5. a little trip to the eastern tip of the Island. We re-discovered a beach that I’ve not visited since my mom took me there as a little girl.
Miles and miles of long, white, sandy shore.
Sparkling clear warm water
And hardly a soul about.
Well, maybe one or two 🙂 How would you like to live there?
I’m just thankful that all the beaches on Prince Edward Island are public property. We can go anywhere as long as we’re below the high tide mark. We don’t have to worry about trespassing which is a relief if you’re a beach explorer like I am!
There’s so much I love about an island summer ~ sparkling sunlight on blue water, soft warm breezes, wildflowers blooming crazily along red dirt roads, quiet leafy woods, long curling waves on the north shore and the still calm waters on the south shore, glorious sunsets every evening and starlit skies at night . . .
and best of all?
it’s. all. free!
It fills me with wonder. What a gift. Sometimes I feel like my heart is just not big enough to hold all the joy. Which is a good thing . . . because I want to share it.
and so here I am, hoping you’re a little bit blessed too!
Thank you so much for coming by, for your encouraging comments and cheery hellos. I appreciate every one.