Sunday, July 31, 2011

Family Photography

Last night we went for a hike off of Woodland Drive on Spruce Cape.  We brought the camera and Jeremy, Emmy and I all took our turn at photos.  It was a beautiful evening and we had a lot of fun.  Here are some selections...
Photo by Emmy. It took a few tries to get the tops of everyone's head in the photo and no fingertips in the way, but she did great.
In this one, we tried to get the whole family in the shop without stopping or slowing our walk. Pretty funny.
Laura tries a glamour shot.
Emmy and I try the "Senior Photo" look.
Jeremy gazes thoughtfully into the distance.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Peak of Summer

It feels like just a few weeks ago I posted, saying how pathetic my garden is this year.  Well, maybe my rhubarb yield was not as much as I had hoped, but I think things have actually turned out pretty good so far.  There probably is not much time before we start noticing things going downhill again towards fall.  However, the salmonberries for the most part are unripe and/or seedy due to the lack of rain.  The backyard grass seed project is looking sparse, but I still have hope it will thicken by the end of the season.  I'll post photos when it is further along.
Jeremy got a used swing set last weekend from his boss, and he added the slide we got from Bill, and a few new swing seats.  We found another use for the small deck that used to be in the backyard, and this afternoon Jeremy plans to stain both to make them look new.
Yesterday it was also very sunny so we went out to Abercrombie and let Emmy run around a bit up near the big bunker.  She was saying "I feel like I am in a fairytale land!"