As of yesterday, the school year is over...we had a little celebration last night with Emme and Spencer, who have completed the first grade. How time flies! And the first long hot spell is on it's way, so let's just say that summer is here.
I love this picture of children enjoying the beach in another place and time...photo circa 1905. Sandown is a beachside resort on the Isle of Wight that has been captivating visitors since Victorian times...when broad seafront promenades and beautiful gardens and parks were put in place.
I have a book of postcards that are all over one-hundred years old...and this is one of many beautiful antique photographs from that album. My grandfather found the album in the attic of a house he once lived in...and passed it along to me when I was about 10 years old. I treasured it only for the stamps at that time...now I am so glad that I kept Miss Lillian Arnold's collection of postcards...
...sent from around the world.
Summer may not look quite like the postcard around here, but it looks mighty fine the way I recall...
...and I'm ready for it. Family reunions...weddings, camping...beaches and bbq's...and a few trips in the works.
I also have a new text book that I am planning on using over the summer...it's called 52 Best Day Trips from Vancouver by Jack Christie...the favorite day-tripping destinations of a well known out-doors reporter. I see there are many wonderful places nearby that I have never visited...so you might just be coming along!
I don't think those chaise lounges on the patio will be used much this summer...too many places to go and things to see. Oh yes...we are off to Oliver for a family reunion for Canada Day!
Have a wonderful summer weekend!