endless gifts, family, Island Life, spring



Spring had come once more to Green Gables — the beautiful capricious, reluctant Canadian spring, lingering along through April and May in a succession of sweet, fresh, chilly days, with pink sunsets and miracles of resurrection and growth.
Anne of Green Gables – ch 20

Capricious given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.  Check!

old_houseThese tulips fields are flourishing.

tulips4_2014But the same producers lost their show fields to a deep frost last week.

Reluctant   unwilling and hesitant; disinclined. Check!

June_blossomsMy flowering crab tree, which always blooms in May, is just beginning to open up in  full glory.

Chilly – uncomfortably cool or cold. Double check!!

Sarah_Pt. primWe were wearing  jackets til last week.  But! it’s finally changed.

KAthleen and Josie_beach

Kathleen, Josie and babykins!

With temperatures of 24C,  it’s like we skipped spring all together and arrived at summer.

But, nobody’s complaining!



PS – it was an unplanned blog break. Feels good to be back!



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Friday’s favourites

It’s Friday and time to say thanks for all the blessings!

1. Watching our girl in her final show with the School of Performing Arts, Holland College.

Sarah_performance She had an amazing performance – singing, acting and dancing. We’re so proud of her!

2.  A birthday celebration! John turned 29 on the 26th.

John_Kathleen_Josie_April_14smA sweet little family!

JOhn2_29Teaching Josie to blow out the birthday candles. She’s getting quite a bit of practice lately – we’ve had 4 birthdays in one month just on our side of the family.

3. You may have noticed something in the picture above – birthday pie and not cake.

John_pieThis is John’s favourite, and most requested, dessert – Butterscotch Pie. I wanted to share the recipe because it is SO good. You’ll find it here, at Warm Vanilla Sugar . It’s appropriately called “Nanny’s Butterscotch Pie” 🙂

4. Woods walking! The snow has finally melted enough in the woods so that I can go for a walk there. There are still some patches left in the low lying areas, but for the most part, the trails are open. It’s so lovely to hear the springtime songs of the birds among the trees. I spied this tiny surprise when I was out on my walk.

crocus_woods5.  Yesterday I had a lovely walk and teatime with the www – complete with a visit to the horse paddock to see this sweet, one day old, foal.

Horses5_ShirlHorses3_ShirlHorses_ShirlIsn’t he adorable?


Here’s a bonus favourite for you – look who’s smiling!

oscar_smilingThanks for dropping by ~ hope you enjoyed your visit!

Happy Friday!

with love,

PS – for more FFF fun, visit Susanne at Living To Tell The StoryFFF tulips