Sunday, June 28, 2009

Summer. It's official.

Do you remember when you were a kid, and summer days went on forever? There wasn't a time to wake up or go to sleep and days unfolded with a delicious, lazy richness? That's how our last couple days have gone. Charley was off yesterday and wanted to paint one of his kilts. He had a serious wild hair, wanting to have everyone in the family contribute to it, making up a sort of family tartan. I couldn't really picture it, but I trusted his idea and went along for the ride. It was a balmy, breezy eighty some-thing degree day, and we had a blast being all crafty. You can see the results of it here.

Then we needed to catch a bite to eat, so we hopped in the car and headed for our favorite local burger joint, Burgerville, and there, standing in line was my brother! He'd taken a bike ride and was going to call us but had forgotten his cell phone.

So we convinced him to ride down to our picnic spot: across from Pearson Air Field.

It was a gorgeous summer evening, and there was a run going on,

so we ate our burgers and then cheered on those who were chugging along in the heat.

Charley headed back to work today, and JH has a friend over for a playdate/sleepover. I was cleaning out my closet, when I happened to look out the window at our garden. The raspberry bush looked like it was on fire, there was so much fruit!

So after I snapped a few pics, I grabbed a bowl and filled it up with a bumper crop of ripe, juicy raspberries.

Now, I guess it's back to the bedroom to finish the project I started. But I just had to share. If you ever happen to make it to Vancouver, USA, meet me here,

and we'll have a picnic! I'll bring the raspberries!


Living In a Girl's World said...

I will definitely be coming up for a visit some time in the next couple of years. We have friends who have a place in Point Roberts and friends moving up to Seattle in the next couple of months. Your raspberries look fantastic and would go perfect on the bowl of ice cream I'm eating right now.

Alycia said...

Ohhh how wonderful it all looks!
I'll definitely be visiting again, and in the summertime this time!!
Keep those raspberries growing!!!! They'd be wonderful atop a pav!

Lisa L said...

oh how i miss the mainland! just looking at those pics makes me have such a longing to jump on a plane :) fresh fruit in the summertime is awesome..