We got back just in time to enjoy some good weather, and then watch all the images of the damage done by the storms which blew through Lake Country and other places. It seems to be the weirdest year for weather! I don’t recall it ever being so “up and down”. I remember when I was a kid, when summer came, we kids would often camp outside overnight in a makeshift tent in our yard, and it really was “SUMMER”. This year we get a hot hot day (so hot you don’t even want to go outdoors) and at night it cools off so much you have to close your window… I love having my windows open in summer - but not this summer!
It was time to mow the lawn for sure! We let it get a little out of control… The strawberries needed picking every second day and they are beautiful! I can tell that the Lavatera is not going to stretch up this year. Last year the flowers were extremely short. In years gone by, the plants have reached up to 5 feet and produced beautiful blooms, but I don’t think that is going to happen this year. Some years they just grow a foot or so and that’s it - possibly because I used seed from last year’s flowers – I am not certain if that is the reason… I could not resist buying some 24 cent plants (end of season) at SuperStore last week to fill some empty spots in my garden. They seem to be coming along, but I figured if they don’t amount to much, I would only be out pennies.
It seems the raspberries may yet produce some berries, although they did get cut down quite far in spring. I couldn’t bear to dig them out, as we love to pick fresh raspberries - which never make it into the house…
It is just about time to head to my sister’s place to help her eliminate a lot of clutter from her senior apartment. The caretakers have advised that they will have painters in to paint the units this summer and it is impossible to do any painting with all the furniture and “stuff” she has. Our brother has been helping her, but I guess it’s time I stepped up too. With her health problems, she is unable to muster the strength and will to even begin downsizing.
Sure would be nice to be able to get to the lake one weekend, although as time marches on, sitting on the beach and baking in the sun does not seem quite as enjoyable as it used to be when we were younger. Staying at home and being a “stick in the mud” isn’t exactly appealing either… Hopefully we will get to take the boat out and catch some fish too.
We are looking forward to the Heritage Centre barbecue the middle of the month. John has volunteered to help cook the burgers. Love the good music and wonderful fellowship!
Meantime, hope the sun keeps shining