23 May 2007

Victoria Day bbq


This tulip is so beautiful, it's all by it's lonesome at the far end of our yard behind the shed, a beauty in hiding!



Here is my Victoria Day bbq with my brother and his wife and my other brother from Toronto and Susi, a friend. Steve took the photo. We are enjoying Angus burgers, corn-on-cob, potato salad, raddichio and bean salad. It was so sunny and warm, and we brought the table from the shade into the sun. I forgot to wear my spf and got a bit of a burn, nothing too bad though! Should of at least put on a hat i guess!


these children climbing a tree...

After our bbq we all went to Lynde Shores, a conservation area nearby and walked around talking, taking photos of nature, feeding chipmunks. We even were lucky enough to spot a tiny woodpecker high in the treetops, busily pecking away at the tree - just amazing to see!!

My brothers were taking shots of trillium flowers, the provincial flower of Ontario.


These cute kiddies all had their fishing poles dipped in the marsh....

A lovely green sea of ferns....


a pinky purple birdhouse...........


beautiful swan floating elegantly...........


so many trilliums!

It was a lovely Victoria day! We came back after our nature walk and had watermelon and Apple Cranberry Crisp Pie with Praline ice cream (delicious) and had tea and coffee in the backyard. I had a nice time visiting with everyone and catching up with the details of their lives. It's been awhile since we were together since my brother and his wife live so far away (Baltimore). I wish my family were closer in approximity, I've got a sister in Regina, Saskatchewan, another sister in Boston and another brother in Guelph, who lives near my Mother, which luckily is only a few hours away. I would love to see them more often, but i guess that's the way it is for alot of families, who move away for their jobs or other circumstances. Those who have their families near to them are the lucky ones, so count that as a true blessing!

4 comments:

Steph said...

Said it before, but I love these little photo essays about your special days.

n said...

Sounds like a wonderful family weekend. I love all your pictures too. You look so pretty in the family picture!

victoria winters said...

I want to celebrate Victoria Day!! ;)

c said...

looks like a great time
we'll have a reunion someday

C

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