Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Abercrombie. Because The Pictures Have Blue Skies.

A while back we took a walk.

We take this walk often because it is perfect for little and big legs alike. 
It also keeps the grown-up's blood moving if you keep at brisk kid pace. 

These kids are swift.

Up and down little hills. 
Through mossy soft trees and around lily pad pile-ups.

This is the only place I have ever been, 
that you start in a damp forest where you are sure fairies live, 
(They do! I just know it!) 
and end up on a rocky seashore with foghorns in the distance. 

We hit the shore this particular trip, 
just in time for low low tide and these kids hunted and observed for hours.

The waves when rushing in and out fast, 
make the rocks wiggle just so. 
They make a sound that always reminds me of our first walk here. 
It was three years ago, before we even had a house.

But we had a favorite walk.

The sky out here is darker and the air cooler. 
The rain has returned after a long sunny break.
Its windy and the water is less than calm.

I bet the rocks are making that sound out there right now. 
And the horizon surely is hidden, the foghorn steady.

To get back to the car, we curve around the lake, back through the moss.
A nice loop.

Time for another walk.
(Or a visit to see the fairies. Depends on who you ask.)

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


So I am hoping that this will be my last lazy-style update.
I have piles of pictures and so many little stories to tell that deserve real posts.

Until then...

We took that sad, sad walk.

The one through our bitty airport to put Grandpa on a plane.
What a sweet visit we had.
Having our people here is unbelievably special.

Very hard to see them go.

Then, there was more market. 
Lots of interest in Sully's salmon stencil on painted wood blocks.
(Lovely, right?)

Fly tying.

And fly-fishing.
So... Many... Fish.
I don't really help at all with the process either.
Just the cooking and eating parts.

River crossings that Minna can do herself. 
The water is low and lingering.
(So are the bears it seems from some tracks we saw.)

This is the third summer that Minna has worn this dress. 
Hope she can wear it at least 5 more.
Summer color and twirly at it its prettiest.

Critters happy and gearing up for the fair.
Care for a blue ribbon, Hazel?

Or one for Gail, perhaps?

Embroidery is happening. 
Most days its just a few stitches here and there.
These callas are so close to being finished 
that I should be finishing it right this second instead of typing.

So close!
It will happen.

Happy mid-week to you!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Another Summer Update.

A nice spread of days this past two weeks or so.

A new 5 year old in the house!

With new kicks.

(Here is last year. That tummy!)  

We prepped Minna's room for a very special guest.

Jeff brought Grandpa home on his return!

Such a long motorcycle ride they took.
Made it back safe and sound.

It sure seemed like along trip from our end.
The sounds of those bikes coming up the road was so welcomed.

We took a nice river walk in what seems 
to be the last moments of sun since they got back to the island.

Then promptly put Grandpa to work. 
So, pretty much, if you plan on visiting, plan on working.

Roo doesn't work. 
At all.

Rain or not. Cloudy or not. Chilly or not.
Kodiak is nice on your eyes and in your lungs.

We waited to celebrate Minna's birthday.
Had to have Dad and Grandpa here.

Pink cupcakes. 
Pink pinata.

Pink Legos.

Pink fishing pole.

Pink streamers. 
A Minna party. 
Made me remember the times 
when your favorite color just really, really mattered.
Pink matters.

 Some pretty kings came home. 
The fish count competition of  2013 is getting serious.

Seeing these pictures 
made me accept that a garden just isn't happening this year.
I will miss the little bits of veggies we could be getting.
Mostly, I am going to miss my big hanging baskets 
and flower pots on the deck.

I guess it's not too late to plant a bit in containers... 
I'm going to do that this weekend.

And, Happy 4th of July to you! 
That's an important birthday.
Very important colors too.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Up To Date.

I keep thinking I am posting more here.
 Then I look at the date of my last post and realize I am not at all!

I  like these quick updates though. 

Here is another...

Full day playdates.

More market.

One of us on the road for a LONG trip on two wheels.

Really, we are all on the road.


A neighborhood birthday party.

Father's Day, celebrated early.

Our own birthday girl. 
(Celebrating late, when Dad gets back with Grandpa!)

B-day boots.


Wind, a couple of girls and lupine soup making.
(I'm pretty sure its not a real thing. People keep asking though.)

River when it's nice out.
Sometimes it gets nice at 10:00pm.
We will be there.


Ducks are doing great.

As are all the other critters.

Skies clearing.
And we woke up to 60 plus degrees this morning.

River anyone?