Monday, September 21, 2009

Grapes of Summer

The grapes of summer are ready for picking - harvest season is upon us and these are the last few days of summer. The days are still quite warm and the evenings are cooler - but still warm enough for outdoor barbecues! These grapes were so pretty last evening with the sun bathing them with its last rays of the day. Though it was quite dark and I did not want to use my flash, I will post these in my journal as the "grapes of summer". Thank you for viewing. Michelle

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Last Summer Days

The last days of summer are upon us now and I would like to post a few memories from these past two months. We had a busy time with family visits, swimming at the ocean side, barbecues and a couple of trips to neighbouring islands and the mainland. There is certainly much to do and see, if one only has the time. Happy summer everyone! Michelle

Monday, September 14, 2009

September Fall Fair

Fall is in the air and it was time for the annual Saanichton fair last weekend. It was overcast and a wee bit rainy but the sun did shine - the damp weather certainly did not dampen spirits and there were rides, food and too many events and kiosks to mention. I took a couple of pictures for my journal and will include some in this posting. My favourite are of the animals and the vegetables. The harvest season is upon us now where squashes and pumpkins are filling fields and other vegetables and fruits are yielding their bountiful crops. As I mentioned before, this is one of my favourite seasons of the year. Here are a few pictures from the Saanichton Fall Fair. Thank you for viewing. Michelle

Sunday, September 13, 2009

An Evening Sky

I would like to share a couple of pictures taken in our back yard just before the evening sunset. I was working outside when I looked up to the sky and noticed these beautiful puffy clouds - I quickly grabbed my camera to caputre this moment before it vanished.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Deep Cove Evening

Monday evening we were invited for a lovely dinner with Richard's cousin aboard his boat in Deep Cove. We arrived just as the sun was casting its last rays upon the ocean and the shoreline. It was a beautiful evening. I took a few pictures before the sun disappeared and which I would like to share with this journal posting. There is a definite hint of Fall in the air now, the days are cooler and mornings are dewy. I especially love this time of year - harvest season is upon us and the green tree foliage changes to autumnal hues. It is also the season for 'comfort food' cooking! I will post 'autumnal' photos with my next postings. Meanwhile, here are a couple of photos taken on Monday September 7, 2009.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sunday Fly-In

On Sunday August 30th, Richard and I travelled by motorbike to the City of Duncan for a fly-in event where several small privately owned airplanes flew in and out that day onto a ten acre grassed field. We met up with Richard's mother and father and five other motorcyclists before starting our journey onto the highway from Victoria to Duncan. It was another warm summery day - with just a hint of Fall in the early morning air. Once off the highway before Duncan, we rode through the small ocanside village of Cowichan Bay and along picturesque countryside roads with acres of farmland and rolling fields. The fresh air and smells of the country are not usually so noticeable while driving inside a car as they are riding on the bike. It was a lovely ride there and the fly-in event was busy with small planes flying in and other activities around the property. There was food and fresh baked pies, games for children and a live band played inside the hanger.

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