Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Summertime Picture Post

So, where has the Witch been for the last month? Well, I’ve been a bit of a beach bum. Yes, you read that right. I purchased a new bathing suit, a bikini no less, and we have been going to the shore every chance we get. Even I, who is deathly afraid of the water (there are CRABS in the water, you know!) have been in for a swim. We have just been in the water, on the beach and under our umbrella while the winds were blowing so hard I literally had to hold on to keep it from blowing away! But it has all been fun and I’m loving it, when we get any sunshine that is. I even had a wardrobe malfunction with the new suit (Hubby was surprised) but sorry there are no details I’m going to share.

Here's me trying to keep my beach umbrella from blowing away again.

 Look at my brave Hubby, out there wading amongst the CRABS!
Look at my brave Hubby, out there wading amongst the CRABS!

So now you know why the Witch has been derelict in her blog posting. I decided the summer is too short to waste inside on the computer so it’s off to the beach we go. Well, okay, we have also been busy with the gardens, and of course the MOTHER!*//%** gazebo. What’s that Hubby? It’s almost finished? Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha… what’s that?.. oh… you were serious… sorry!

Anyway, for now, I’m going to leave you with a collection of pictures which I hope you all enjoy. They are just a random collection from the past month or so.

Also, we are trying out a few changes to the design of the Witch’s Island so please be patient as we gear up some new stuff. Let us know how you like them.

Enjoy your day everyone, I’m heading to the beach again and I’m going to try to keep my swim suit on this time!

 These shorebirds were having a field day running back and forth. I don’t know if they were feeding or just playing!
These shorebirds were having a field day running back and forth. I don’t know if they were feeding or just playing!

 Some black headed gulls on the beach at low tide.
Some black headed gulls on the beach at low tide.

 I found this message painted onto a rock while I was hunting for driftwood. They were obviously talented people but who goes to the beach with their paintbox?
I found this message painted onto a rock while I was hunting for driftwood. They were obviously talented people but who goes to the beach with their paintbox?

 The sky has been looking  ominous for most of the summer. This particular system was very intense but not the worst we have had this year.
The sky has been looking ominous for most of the summer. This particular system was very intense but not the worst we have had this year.

 The vegetable garden was doing pretty good back in mid July.
The vegetable garden was doing pretty good back in mid July.

 By early August it was doing even better. The carrots, the beets and beans have been on our dinner menu almost every day for the past week.
By early August it was doing even better. The carrots, the beets and beans have been on our dinner menu almost every day for the past week.

 My gazebo has finally got some stairs so now I don’t need to crawl in. Here are the stairs just minutes after Hubby finished building them (Please don’t tell him that I let it slip that it took him over SIX hours to make them!).
My gazebo has finally got some stairs so now I don’t need to crawl in. Here are the stairs just minutes after Hubby finished building them (Please don’t tell him that I let it slip that it took him over SIX hours to make them!).

 Here are the stairs again the next morning after being treated with the water sealer. We used Thompson’s brand and it did a great job on the cedar.
Here are the stairs again the next morning after being treated with the water sealer. We used Thompson’s brand and it did a great job on the cedar.

 The final bit of construction prior to adding the siding was the window casing and now that is all done, too.
The final bit of construction prior to adding the siding was the window casing and now that is all done, too.

 Okay, Hubby. You did great getting all that finished. Go and get that beer… Hubby? Hubby? All right, now where did he get to?
Okay, Hubby. You did great getting all that finished. Go and get that beer… Hubby? Hubby? All right, now where did he get to?

 The flower gardens are doing pretty good, too. The lilies have all come out in bloom at the same time and they are just a riot of colours.
The flower gardens are doing pretty good, too. The lilies have all come out in bloom at the same time and they are just a riot of colours.

 Here’s a close-up of one of the pink ones. They are huge, about 6 inches across and they smell wonderful, too.
Here’s a close-up of one of the pink ones. They are huge, about 6 inches across and they smell wonderful, too.

 The grapes are doing great this year. It’s going to be our best harvest ever as long as we get to them before the birds do.
The grapes are doing great this year. It’s going to be our best harvest ever as long as we get to them before the birds do.

The farmers have planted a lot of canola this year and when it blooms it turns this intense colour of yellow. So beautiful!
The farmers have planted a lot of canola this year and when it blooms it turns this intense colour of yellow. So beautiful!


 That’s me standing out on the back deck admiring all our hard work.
That’s me standing out on the back deck admiring all our hard work.

 As another summer storm builds in the evening sky I will say see you later.
As another summer storm builds in the evening sky I will say see you later.

 One last picture of me staring down the world’s ugliest Llama. That is all.
One last picture of me staring down the world’s ugliest Llama. That is all.



12 comments:

Jane said...

Hiya Witch! Love your photos - I take a lot of sky photos too, love watching the storm clouds build and the sunsets here are out of this world!
I really like the canola fields too, we have one near our place. When you drive past them you swear the sun is shining even when it isn't the fields are so bright!
Happy Summer!

The Witch said...

Hiya, back, Jane.

This year ther has been a few TOO many stormy skies! They do make for dramatic pictures, though. Living in our little valley we don't get the big sweeping vistas you would see living by the shore but what we do get are beautiful, anyway.

Marguerite said...

There are so many fabulous photos here! Love the darkening sky and the canola fields. I'm slightly jealous of your beach umbrella and that superb veggie garden. Glad to hear you're taking every moment to enjoy your summer.

Suz said...

So happy you are at the beach....and a itsy bitsy teenie weenie ...
good for you and your man

its me, sam said...

Sounds like your having a good summer, despite the rain!

Canadian Saver said...

I LOVE all photos of PEI... you are so lucky to live there. Please don't wait so long to post next time, I was going through withdrawls!!

Sara said...

Wow, looks like you are having a great summer! What I wouldn't give to go to the beach for awhile :)

The garden and gazebo look awesome too!

And I love, love, summer storms :)

Glad to see things are going well!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I have LOVED your photos of your summer!! You've certainly had a busy one, but a productive one too! I'm glad you're taking the time to enjoy some beach time--For some reason, I thought your beaches would be rocky...But I'm glad you're having fun and look forward to the next time you wander back!

Sisters of the Blog said...

I agree, summer is so short, who wants to be staring at a screen one moment longer than she has to??

Thanks for the update, like CS, i was also going through withdrawals!

Your island is such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

megan

cindy said...

Ya, that is ugly but cute.
I love your photos and the storm ones the best. Finding time for the beach is something I want to do this year if it ever stops raining, did I say that word. The fields are amazing with yellow patchwork.

Beach art, ya that's amazing. toot aloo

Gill - That British Woman said...

great photos, I just love your house. I have a friend in PEI and she was saying the same that the weather has been iffy this summer.

I don't go in the sea because of the jelly fish......didn't realize there were a lot of crabs floating around though......another reason NOT to go into the sea,

Gill

The Witch said...

Yeah, you're right Gill. Jellyfish are to be avoided at all costs. For some reason though they have not been around this year. Maybe they're waiting for it to stop raining, too.