Friday, June 1, 2012

My Garden to Yours: Aunt Jo's Cottage

Ben and I moved into the Graham cottage on Baptiste Lake for the week.
A few months ago Ben spoke about how nice it would be to go on a writing retreat in May...
to have a boost on his dissertation writing, without the distractions of home.  
It's lovely that it's worked out, thanks to Aunt Jo and Uncle Rob. 

Aunt Jo asked me to water her plants this week. 
They're beautiful arrangements... most of them in big wooden barrels.

They have wild strawberry plants on their lawn (it's not strawberry season here yet!).
I remember this about Bancroft - the strawberry plants on the dry grass lawns. 
I always get nostalgic in this area -
I lived the first eight years of my life in Bancroft, then about a decade more summers on this lake.

Isaac calls the lake, "Aunt Jo's swimming pool."

Here's Charlie the Snake.

Here's Isaac playing peek-a-boo with Charlie the Snake.
There's something deeply satisfying about your child spending hours outside.

Two deer came to visit at dusk one evening.
Isaac and I were sitting downstairs reading books in front of the window.
Isaac was the first to spot them when they walked by.
He calls them reindeers.

And that's been our borrowed garden for the week.
We're so thankful.

~Mary Mary

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