You may recall me saying that I was going to take a photo a day for the month of August, seeing as it was going to be such a momentous month. Well, here’s my little August gallery. You can see the ones that didn’t make the cut on my Flickr here.
Dad admiring the new paint job on the old Cape Spear lighthouse.
Last day at work in the Lawffice Liberry. For five years this was my exclusive domain.
Met a very calm snowshoe hare at the Salmonier Nature Park.
It was raining, so I painted the bathroom. Apparently yellow wasn’t neutral enough. Oh well.
Still raining. HARD. We stayed inside.
Dad and I went to the Crow’s Nest (a members-only club for naval officers) in January of 2008 when we were thinking of moving here. Today we bookended our time in Newfoundland with another visit. Here is the angle from the “hidden” door down the stairway.
The first Wednesday in August (weather permitting) is Regatta Day, the oldest regatta in North America (195 years old in 2013). This is our view from blueberry picking up behind the Johnson Geo Centre.
After some hectic back and forth, we sent Gren off on the plane to stay with my parents. This is one of the extremely nice and helpful security officers using cable ties to make sure Gren stays put.
We had to re-paint my office to a more neutral colour. I was trying to get excess paint off my brush.
Down to the essentials now in our pantry: booze, Oreos, ramen …
Our house is surrounded by trees, and the moving shadows the sun creates as it shines through the blowing leaves is quite spectacular.
Today I packed up the kitchen. My parents bought these plates at the Denby factory when we lived in England over 30 years ago. I bet they’ve moved almost as many times as I have.
One last walk along the jetty after breakfast at the downtown Cora’s.
I had a job interview over Skype today, so this was where I spent the most important part of my afternoon.
Moving day. The movers were late and when they arrived they were unaware they were supposed to be moving the whole house so it was a little frazzling but we got it done.
Our first morning in Ottawa. Gren was very happy to have us back with him.
Brunch at the new home of Mags and her boyfriend, the Flying Dutchman. YUM FRESH FRUIT!
Best shawarma in the city is Castle Shawarma on Rideau Street. They have spicy garlic sauce that is incredible.
Today we got the Pie fitted for some suits to wear to interviews at Moores. Looking pretty slick.
My dad was painting the woodwork on the ground floor. He may have accidentally painted me in passing.
Our fourth wedding anniversary. Crazy how time flies.
Grenadier reunited with his sister Bakhita at Bruce Pit. Both of them reunited with some mud. This is the picture I took BEFORE Bakhita stuck herself in the middle of an enormous puddle and refused to come out.
Gardened with Mum today. Harvested a ton of rhubarb. Obviously I made pie.
ICE CREAM! THERE’S AN ICE CREAM TRUCK ON MY STREET! ICE CREEEEEEEEEEEAM!
Out for a misty stroll on the Ottawa River Parkway. Reminds me of St. John’s.
Caught the Star Wars Identities Exhibition at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. Epic. Like, literally.
We weeded out the path at the back of my parents’ house today, and got to use the weed torch on the remainders. I love setting things on fire.
Hanging out at a cottage with some friends. Gren actually swam voluntarily.
Cottage life: early morning on Mississippi Lake.
The Pie started growing this beard at the end of July, just to see if he could. He’s a little tired of it now so I recorded it for posterity and he’ll shave it off tomorrow.
And that was August!