August 23, 2013

I am back for more Focus on Life

My goodness, it has been a while - almost two months I've missed joining you here each week.

I have been away in BC on Vancouver Island where we have a second home.  I went alone for two weeks, then my husband brought three of our grandkids.  They stayed 26 more days and we just brought them back home to Alberta. Weather at the coast was gorgeous so we had a busy and enjoyable time. I decided to spend time with them and cut out computer and blogging time as  I don't know how many more years they will join us.  They are thirteen, almost twelve and eight and  have spent time with us every summer since 2007.  Time spent with grand kids is precious!


 
This picture goes along with last week's prompt - In Season. When we got back, the garden was loaded with green and yellow beans, beets, carrots, potatoes and many green tomatoes that are ripening on the vine .   We have been enjoying fresh vegies every night.  So good! 

Oh yes many dandelions and weeds are in season as well. I added the boost feature in Picasa.


Kids love water and this hot pool was enjoyed on our return trip.  That is one beautiful view don't you think?  I edited this in Picasa and added boost and lomo-ish. 

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13 comments:

Mary K. McGraw said...

There is noting more precious than spending time with grandkids.

Islandgirl said...

The colours around the hot tub are lovely... Aren't dandylions always in season unless they are covered with snow?

Claire said...

Love your dandelion :)
I also like the Picasa Boost button - really makes colours pop, doesn't it?
Have a great week!

Adrienne said...

Great shots, love that view from the pool!

Patty Woodland said...

Sounds like you had the best of summers.

Shel said...

Love these edits - and yes, that view is truly spectacular! You're so wise to enjoy the kiddos while you can and cut out all the stuff that will always be around,....

Alice said...

Oh yes how fast they grow up. It's good that they have such wonderful grandparents to spend time with.

Great photos!!!!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Love this effect, Katherine. Yes, these times with your grands must be milked for every precious moment!

AntiquityTravelers said...

perfect to spend time with the grand kids! and pics to remember it :) love how those mountains look - so blue!

Janet Bocciardi said...

I love the saturation in that last photo. I'll have to play more with Picasa. Dandelions are so photogenic, don't you think?

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

The boost affect really gives the feeling a being poolside. Very cool. And you are so right about taking the time away from technology to spend with family in the "real world". Glad you had a good time!

Courtney said...

Your summer sounds perfect! :) I love the kids in the pool - so rich, vibrant and alive.

Sandi Volpe said...

Awesome summer and pics, the scenery is amazing!!