Wednesday, June 13, 2012

One day last week Michael and I spent a day at the trailer. Yes, the one I sold last summer. Happily we still have access to it as we sold to friends.

It was wonderful to do all of the things we love to do: go for a bike ride, check on the growth and health of our many plants (well, technically not MY plants anymore but since I bought and paid for them, planted them and tended to them they still feel like they're mine), have a campfire, watch the sunset, eat outside etc

This fern that Michael transplanted is doing very well!






 However, the "dance floor" we installed two years ago is looking a bit uncared for!
 We forgot to bring our music with us so no dancing...just as well I guess.
The day lilies are close to blooming and the huge piece of driftwood that Michael carried up from the beach now has a solar light to illuminate it at night - we approve!
 The plants that Michael transplanted around the lamp post are doing extremely well - everything is way ahead of its usual growing season.
 The spirea really needs some trimming - I can't believe how much bigger these two bushes are from last year, but they are looking a bit spindly.
 The clematis is doing well - its almost to the top of the porch which is higher than it's ever grown before.
 The last item that I purchased and planted is this lilac bush - it looks to be thriving in this location.
 The virginia creeper is doing its thing - concealing the neighbour's trailer!
 I regretted not keeping the words "Hope" and "Inspire" to take out east with us. So Michael being Michael he hopped on a bike and rode to the gardening store where we'd purchased them. They had ONE word left and sold it to us for 30% off - our new word is DREAM!  We brought it home with us and now it's on our patio fence.
 I love the rays of the sun reaching down to caress the surface of the lake.
 No day at the trailer is complete without a meal (steak and lots of veggies), a summer beer and a good book.
 The last time we had visited the trailer in March we purchased several bags of wood so we enjoyed a good blaze.
 The sunset was especially  glorious just for us.
 The coastline looking towards the pier on the public beach.
Lookout point - such a gorgeous night! Hopefully we'll get back for another visit before heading east in a couple of weeks.

This post is about me avoiding the topic of WORK. I'm really good at avoiding things....once it has all been processed and worked over endlessly in my brain then I'll get it down on paper...so to speak....but don't you like my pictures? (changing the subject...)

20 comments:

  1. Jane @The maple Syrup MobJune 13, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    The cocktail recipe is in my comment section...enjoy in PEI...although you may need to test drive it first!
    Jane xx

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  2. I am such an A personality but sometimes you just have to say to hell with everything and let it work itself out. While "It" is working its self out-have a drink and some fun!

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  3. How inspiring and motivating is your enjoyment of life, I live vicariously through you and Michael.
    And by the way a trailer is something altogether different in Australia, but like you I am smart xx

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  4. It looks so peaceful there Jane :)

    Take all the time you need to process the WORK stuff!

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  5. Nothing like a little time away to clear the heart and brain

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  6. For me, this post gave me another mini-vacation. :)

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  7. Well that's a good thing isn't it? Good to know my avoidance gives you a break!





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  8. Going to the trailer is very restorative!






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  9. Yes, and peaceful is just what I need!






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  10. I always knew you were a smart one Maureen!






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  11. That's a very wise strategy SonyaAnn! And you know what? That's exactly what I'm doing. I'm tired of being the only one who can "fix things" so I'm letting other staff walk in my shoes for awhile. Then, hopefully they'll have a better understanding of what I've been going through!





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  12. Great, thanks, I'll check it out!






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  13. The views are amazing, Jane.  I can see why you wanted to go back!  So glad you sold it to friends!! :)!

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  14. ME TOO!!






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  15. Jane,
    What a wonderful day you and Michael had. It won't be long now till you are coming home so to speak to your Island home. You might want to buy some bug jackets or some super duper spray the black flies and mosquitoes are very bad this year.
     

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  16. ahhh looks no nice! my mom used to say every time she sold a place or moved(rent house, first house, and lake lot) that the dogwood she babied for years would finally bloom LOL! adn she was right..dunno why..but we'd drive by and it'd be beautiful. she liked planiting stuff - I try but no green thumb here either though hers was a LOT greener than mine! :-)
    Susanna

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  17. Yes, I've heard about the black flies as my sister was out in May (she's moving to PEI also) but usually they're pretty much done when we arrive the first of July. Last summer was very wet and cool and every time I went outside I was swarmed by mosquitoes. I do use a bug jacket and bought some bug pants for this summer and am picking up some natural bug repellent when I'm passing through N.B. I'm a regular bug buffet so I do take a lot of precautions - I have no choice!





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  18. It's awful nice that you're still able to use the cottage.  What a great little mini break it must be.  Hard to believe you'll be back in PEI in just a couple weeks.  Time has flown!

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  19. By this time in 2 weeks I'll be there!! There's an IBC picnic again in Canoe Cove on July 22nd at 1:30.





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  20. I just heard from a friend in PEI who cuts our grass that the spruce trees and maple trees we transplanted are doing well! I am so happy about that because the maple seedlings looked dead when we left!





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