As we sink into June


As we sink into the summer, our garden begins to really take shape. Our house extends to include the deck and the yard. We spend more time with less clothes. We shake out our muscles and let the tension go. And we sink into the sun!


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Rhubarb syrup in carbonated water. It is amazing. And fresh granola bars made with the rhubarb pulp from making the syrup. It was a perfect combination.

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There has been some baby knitting for summer babies that are coming and have begun to come and that we are immediately waiting for. Please pause a minute with me and send these ladies such wonderful warm thoughts as they begin this adventure of motherhood, or they multiply their blessings with more babies! Watching these women and their courage and strength, it expands me somehow. And yet, it moves me closer to my centre.

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I mowed the lawn. And I left a patch for the bees, bumbles and honeybees alike. I just couldn’t bear to mow down such yummy food for them. So now I still have a long patch in my yard…. Silly bees. Or just silly me.


Oh this little one right here. She has my heart so completely. As we sink into summer, she sinks into being firmly three and a half. And I consider myself blessed beyond belief.

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Living a simple quiet life on the Gulf Islands, BC.

6 Thoughts on “As we sink into June

  1. Danielle on 18 June, 2014 at 9:21 pm said:

    Lovely. All of it.

  2. Adrienne Parlee on 19 June, 2014 at 6:24 am said:

    Enjoyed seeing your June life thru the little window of your camera. Photos of your girl are precious. Your garden looks wonderful !

  3. Renee on 19 June, 2014 at 9:46 pm said:

    rhubarb syrup!? sounds amazing, tell me how!

  4. sandi on 25 June, 2014 at 10:37 am said:

    Gorgeous photos! Thanks again for the beautiful snapshots of your life on Pender and especially of our little one, who also has our hearts – devotedly!

  5. I never thought I would find such an everyday topic so enlrlahting!

  6. Very glad our friend Stephen Hayes is reicverong nicely. An approach that works well, in my experience, is a mud poultice, especially if not near conventional treatments. After the material is applied liberally to the sting site, allow it to dry. I used this approach when a friend of mine stumbled into a nest of ground hornets. The only sting that was visible the next day was one too near his eye to allow the application of the mud.

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