Monday, July 18, 2011

Wow, it's been a week since my last post!!

 Here's the latest from PEI. I apologize for the quality of my photos - I've dropped my camera one too many times I think. Looks like I'll be in the market for a new one whenever I can afford it. One more account to open - "Camera Fund"!
The above photo is the harbour in Summerside - they have an amazing 6.5km boardwalk along their waterfront - love it!
 I am in the process of cutting down a maple tree (maple "bush" would be more apt) but never fear - it will grow back.  I am practising my "coppicing methods" on this tree because it blocks the view of the bay from my front porch. By coppicing I am creating a self-sustaining source of hardwood for my eventual woodstove as well as giving myself a clear view of Cascumpec Bay. I started off with my pruning saw to clear away the smaller branches, then moved on to the larger branches with my electric saw.  I have 8 branches left to go and my view will be clear and I will have a small pile of wood to season for my woodstove. I look forward to setting fire to the first log from my very own tree that I cut down myself. Yup, Jane Bunyan, that's me:)
 I think I've mentioned this before but one of the top 5 things I love about PEI is the sky, hence I take a lot of "sky" photos. It seems so much BIGGER here!
 So Michael's choice of local entertainment this past week was the Miss Alberton pageant. It really was quite sweet and I picked the WINNER!! Not offically, mind you. One girl, Yolanda, solved three rubics cubes as her "talent"! 
She didn't win BUT she was first runner up.
 OK, just try to argue that PEI doesn't have the most amazing sunsets in the world!  This is what was going on in the sky while Miss Alberton was crowned.
 There, this gives you a better idea of what's on the other side of my maple bush...errr...tree! 
 Some wild flowers/weeds from our laneway.
 On Saturday last we travelled to Charlottetown for a party. We ate our favourite fish and chips at Gahan's.  While taking a break to check out the sky (cause that's what I do) I felt as though someone was staring at me!
 Lo and behold it was Sir John A. blowing in my ear!! Cheeky little devil!
 As we headed to the party we stopped to take a couple snaps of the sunset.
 The sky over Charlottetown - Sat. July 16th. 
 The party was in Stratford and I managed to snap one last sunset photo from our hosts' deck. 
 We met this interesting couple - Yvonne and Jim - who are in the process of living for one month in each Canadian capitol city.  They plan to write a book about their experiences and the proceeds are going to a charity they support. Look at how tiny I am! It was very coolish on the deck but I brought my trusty Value Village wrap to ....wrap myself up in!
 The theme was "tiki"... whaddya think of Michael's "halo"?
 SHE seems to like it!  But sadly, she had no depth.
Kudos to this gentleman who played and sang most of the evening. We sang a little, danced a little.  He was also great at improvisation so when he asked for a topic I said "love", then I whispered to him..."is a four letter word!"  He had a lot of fun with that one!

That's it for now folks! I'm hoping to meet 2 or 3 more bloggers and friends of bloggers in the upcoming week. What a treat!

My next post will be about the house, Crofters Lane, and how things are going now that we've been here for two weeks. 

Take care everybody!!


Sarah and Jenny @Digging Out of Debt said...

With views like that, I'd be sad for you if you WERE posting! Looks like you're having a fabulous time - enjoy every minute!! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos ... and I love Michael's halo :)


Anonymous said...

Great post, Jane! Just full of different PEI scenarios. Love the Miss Alberton gals, and the glorious sunsets, and of course, the pics of you and Michael!

Anonymous said...

sure is beautiful there! I don't think I could leave!


Anonymous said...

It all looks so relaxing Jane! Can't wait to hear about the house :)

jpkittie said...

I don't blame you one bit for taking a week to post! you were enjoying your own little piece of heaven!

Psychsarah said...

Sounds (and looks) like you're having a lovely summer :)

Marguerite said...

LOL, "sadly she had no depth". Great line. I'll have to show hubby the Ms. Alberton contest, he'll be jealous he missed it.

Lindy Mint said...

I want to see pictures of you wielding that electric saw. And of course pictures of the first log that gets fired up.

The sunsets, meh. JUST KIDDING! They look amazing.