Uncle Adam’s Visit

We never know much in advance when this guy will be able to join us for a visit, but this time the little ones are old enough to really want his company! It has been so much fun! Mind you, we old folks love the fact that he can update our computers and help us with stuff around the house, cell phones, etc…
On that first night he brought a bunch of gifts including a fancy flashlight, books and coloring books. Of course they had to use the flashlight to read books by the fire.

Then Ivy got to read him a book.  (Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, one of our favorites)

After school, Ivy came by to help him and her grandfather repair the laptops he works with in Haiti and other countries.





She was so proud of herself! “Now I can go to other countries and show the kids how!”

Then the boys joined in. There was indeed ONE LAPTOP per CHILD.


Although they don’t get much exposure to computers, they did very very well on mazes, gears, drawing and more!

Another day Forrest and Sarah invited Adam to set crab traps for a feast later on. The next day they collected them together with Leo. Last night everyone enjoyed the feast and more computer time. I was not a part of this (sick) so enjoy watching brother and sister interact with these photos.




Adam may be in Haiti in March, but there is hope that he will return to see us in April.




Seven Nature Photographs

I was asked to share nature photos last week. Perhaps you’d like to see them?

Day one. This is a photograph from Caroline Alberta, taken at the end of December, 2010. Our daughter’s Brother-in-Law was calling the horses to the barn.


Day two: Near Elora, Ontario. In the shade garden, Corydalis elata with hosta.



Day three: Last winter I took a pre dinner walk along Rebecca Spit on Quadra Island, BC. I love photographing hoarfrost.



Day four: Family hike in Alberta to waterfall. (2011)



Day five: These lovely mangoes were photographed by me with kids from a photography club in Haiti. (Near Croix-des-Bouquets)



Day six: Near Kenscoff Haiti, a piece of Heaven! Organic gardening, teacher training and more!


Since this is my final day of posting, I suppose many of you are expecting a photo of one of my favorite flowers, the Clematis. I left a collection of over 200 vines at my former home, and so selecting just one is truly impossible… but here goes! This is C. Princess Kate, from 2014.