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