Summer time has come and gone


Marblehead Boat Yard’s flag which hangs from the crane they use to lift boats into and out of the harbour is one of my very favourite sights. 

They hang the flag on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labour Day.

I’m very grateful to live in such a beautiful place.

I hope y’all had a very relaxing and enjoyable Labour day weekend.

I had all sorts of plans laid out for deep cleaning and organizing at home but in the end decided to spend one day with my grandchildren, one day with my brother and sister-in-law, and the rest of the time relaxing. I’m pretty sure I stayed in my pajamas most of Monday.

I found a wonderful old cook book at the second hand store.
Inside were all kinds of all natural, earthy crunchy recipes. My favourite!
This is stewed prunes with cinnamon and orange. 
I’ve served it over steel cut oatmeal with walnuts and a drizzle of maple syrup.

I did have a chance to pull out some of my Autumn decorations over the long weekend. 

I don’t really consider summer over until the Autmnal Equinox which isn’t until 22 September this year.

But…it is nice to have a few pumpkins here and there…and maybe an apple scented candle in the air.

The gardens about town have started to wind down…

Hydrangeas are starting to turn that beautiful muted colour as they fade into Fall.

And last but certainly not the least a day with my grandchildren!

I can say it was not easy to get the selfie with all four of us. 

Verne kept ducking in and out of the camera view, Abby wasn’t quite sure what was happening, and little Natalie kept looking away. 
We did finally manage to get something fun though.

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  1. Verne looks like such a very happy boy. It is almost impossible to get a good photo of several children together, but this one turne dout excellent!

  2. Yes it IS still summer!! YAY For you not calling it Autumn yet. I'm enjoying every last bit of summer these next 2 weeks. ANd I do love Autumn and I did take down my summer decorative flag and put one up with some autumnal colors and pumpkins in it. I'll probably decorate with a few of my apple and sunflower type decor at some point this weekend....after another afternoon at the lake beach with youngest girl. :)

    LOVE the grandchildren and gramma selfie!! the baby is getting so big!


  3. Abby's face just makes me giggle--those eyes! What a blessing to be able to spend some time with your grandchildren!
    Steel cut oatmeal is always a fave with me. In fact, I have some 'soaking' right now for tomorrow's breakfast.
    I think I have the exact same white sofa :)
    Happy weekend to you!

  4. I like to wait til it's officially autumn before decorating, too. It doesn't usually start feeling like autumn until then. But I might go ahead and pull out my fall door decoration--it's easiest to get to.

    You do live in such a beautiful place. Your changed plans for the long weekend sound lovely. Love the picture with the grandkids!

  5. Oh my the stewed prune recipe sounds delicous! I would love that over oatmeal! I'm a "fall is the the day after labor day" kind of mindset. Our mornings start to turn crisp and cool and even though we have hot days they still have a fallish edge to them. I like the changes to your weekend! And I laughed at your description of taking a selfie with grandkids. It is kind of like herding cats, isn't it? Cute picture nonetheless!


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