Thursday, 14 August 2014

Chuck Heads to Camp

Chuck is getting big. I mean next year she is legally an adult, so thats sortof a big deal. Right now she's still a kid though, and kids get to go to Summer Camp. Chuck has gone to a lot of summer camps in the past. As a girl guide, as a friend, as a lot of things. This year, she went as a cadet.

To be honest, she comes home in, like, 2 days, so she's been gone for a while. I've just been lazy about blogging.

Anyways, here are the Chuck heads to Cadet Camp photos. She comes home soon. I'm looking forward to her being back (and I'm a little jealous that she got to go to camp without me)

As you can see in the picture above, we drove her to the bus in our super-awesome Mercedes Diesel. It is super awesome. This picture is mostly about the car.

This pic is Chuck squinting because I turned around so the sun would be at my back. That meant she had to squint. 

Not long after we took those pics, the officers and the bus, and a bunch of other kids arrived. Then it was time to throw the bags on the bus, and check everyone's paperwork.

After that it was a big hug from a little brother...

And another hug from another brother...

And then she boarded the bus, and with a wave...

She was gone. Bye Chuckles... we can't wait for you to come home! We've missed you!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere!

Its getting late in the summer, but I thought I would quicklypost a photo dump of whats blooming in the back yard. Leaves are starting to look bug-chewed, and some things are growin gbetter then others, but what looks good looks really good. Here we go...

Front: Stella D'Oro Dayliliy
Back: Explorer Rose - Samuel Champlain

Lower: Rudebeckia (Black-Eyed Susan)
Back - Daylily - (Black Cherry?)
Upper: Echinacea (Purple Cone Flower)

Hosta Sum & Substance (One Year old)
All our Hostas have yellowed this summer. I am confused.
(Back: Tomatoes as filler plant)

Tomatoes with bumper crop

Daylily - No idea what variety this one is, but I love it.
We've brought it with us through 5 moves. Flowers as big as your hand!

Apple Espaliers reaching upwards. Many are above the third cross on the bamboo.

Another washed-out hosta. I need to research what is going on with these. I also need to weed this garden.

Massive Rhubarb! It just keeps growing!

More plants are budding and in the next week or two we should see our late bloomers all jump into action. Mulch went on sale this week too, so I think I know what my chores for the next couple weeks will include... making tomato sandwiches and watching the kids weed and mulch the garden!!