Of course, the house is hockey mad! Ron's stayed up as late as 2am to see our boys play and as we've reached the final round, even I am staying up to watch with much trepidation and high hopes. I'd wish the guys well, but I've found that I'm extremely superstitious around hockey and just can't bring myself to do anything that might infringe on the mojo. (I can hear Ron laughing at me right now!)
The branch participated in Relay for Life (much like the 24 Hour Relay, back home and we had a good time of it despite the weather, as we were prepared!) Here's some of the girls getting ready to go out and walk the track:
Don't ask me who found the umbrella hats, but we had a grand time walking the track in the drizzle fully protected and looking very "Jane Fonda" what with the white head bands and all.
Ron and I have been spending time (& money, of course) out in the garden. He's trimmed back an old lilac so that you can see the house better from the road and we've planted lovely golden spirea underneath for colour. We've also planted to juniper trees flanking the front porch. (They grow very tall and narrow, so should be quite striking when they grow up.) The trees have bloomed out and leafed it seems overnight and I feel obligated to load up some more pictures just because everything is so lovely and such a nice surprise!
|We have THREE lilac bushes & how I love them!|
|Can't remember what this is called, but it's lovely.|
|Apple blossoms...we'll have apples coming out of our ears!|
|Columbine, just sprouting haphazardly.|
|One of my favourite trees. It has a lovely shape.|
|No idea what this is either, but we saw one at the garden store.|
|Another favourite tree - a very old apple tree. I'm not sure how long it will be with us.|
|Would be quite picturesque without the satellite dish. (Back porch)|
Speaking of circle of life and nature, I'm off to cook up another batch of Humphrey the steer, who gave his life so that Ron and I might eat. I hope that doesn't seem too irreverent, but I just can't seem to help myself!
Be well and know, as always, that we are thinking of you, especially you Sue Birch, you are loved and missed.