The first day of May was sunny and hot...a 'barefoot at the lake' kind of day. We chose to visit Hicks Lake that afternoon...with books, snacks and some friends to keep us company.
We shared the shoreline with a few families of Canadian geese!
For some forty-five years hubby has been planting corn every spring. At one time he planted for others; more recently he planted our own fields.
On May 2, 2016 he planted corn for the last time! The corn planter is sold. Someone else will be planting our corn next year. The end of an era!
Let me share a few 'birds and blooms' pic's from our back yard.
The Miss Kim Lilac never disappointments...loaded with blooms and SO fragrant!
The peonies have come and gone. Until next May!
I've had a fine time watching the hummingbirds from my kitchen window this past month. Some prefer blooms...
...others like the feeder.
May 3rd always calls for a birthday celebration...Ranen and Auntie Broni. It was a little chilly that night (for some of us)...so we moved our party into the garage!
These two had been wondering when they could go for a ride in the old car...so one Saturday evening we made it happen. They find it quite a novelty to ride around without 'buckling up'! Their cousins are working at DQ this summer and we thought we would stop by and let them serve us.
As it happened, our favorite DQ girls were working the drive-through that evening...but came out to say 'hi'.
This will be a night Maggie will not forget anytime soon. She has never previously had a DQ cone...since they could never vouch that it was 'peanut free'. The present staff assured us that a simple, un-dipped cone was safe and so she had her first DQ cone ever! Does she look pleased?
Earlier this month...a fine time around Lovella's table with some of my MGCC friends. Ellen's always game to drive up from Seattle!
Though we never had much rain this month...we had a few storms roll through.
And some beautiful rainbows!
May is also a perfect time to visit Cheam Wetlands Park...close by and yet 'a world away'!
Maggie and Lucy joined us and had fun collecting rocks until their pockets were more than full!
My sister Bev, who has lived in south Texas for almost four decades, retired from nursing recently...and is on an extended road trip. She spent almost a week with us...and while she soaked in the sunshine on the back patio...Ricky (her son/my nephew) walked in circles. Always clockwise. Constant motion. Though he is mostly non-verbal...his favorite new word was 'Canada'. He practiced that one a lot!
Today turned out to be a beautiful, warm day...just perfect to have a 'party in the park' with good friends. And how fun to meet Rosella face-to-face! She lives in Ontario and has been a good blogging friend and encouragement to all of us...and she just happened to be passing through Chilliwack today. We met up at the beautiful little Gwynne Vaughn Park in the downtown area...enjoyed a morning tea party and a stroll through the gardens. It was a special time!
Let me end with one of my favorite May scenes...that of the dogwood that always delights!
And so ends the month of May...and tomorrow we turn the page! Wishing you all a delightful June.