We are having a magnificent spell of warm September weather. Cool at nights, and a kind and gentle warmth in the day time, - not summer's fierce heat - just perfect for finishing off a splendid apple crop - the sun to size the apples by day and the coolness of the nights to add colour.
I took a few pictures off my camera today, - some from a few days ago, and a couple of still life pictures (part of an assignment to compose "family pictures" with objects that called the person depicted to mind.
Here is one that speaks a little about my Mother - a petit point picture that she did in later years when
she was confined to a wheelchair, but the picture is mainly about her wedding.
The silken ribbon that tied together her wedding bouquet, a dried rose and a bit of fern (more than ninety years old) her pearls, a random earring that she wore when I was young and one of my father's cuff links, but what I most treasure is the booklet containing the Marriage Certificate and the whole of the Marriage ceremony.
I have made a little list of other precious things I have and pictures that I can put together in remembrance, - my Grandmother's wedding ring and her gold watch, a fan belonging to a great aunt,
my Father's house thermometer that Charles kept always by his bed, his medals and a couple of books. Letters and snapshots and old sheet music - I am very enthused about this project.
There were garden pictures on my camera too. Sunflowers and roses and
yellow daisies in abundance
And family who came to visit after closing up their summer home, bring with them TimBits and a wonderful Salmon Ball made from freshly caught salmon caught in the waters off the Queen Charlottes And crackers on which to spread the salmon!
What wasn't on my camera?
Pictures of a pleasant afternoon spent at tea with the Royal Purple,
celebrating their Centennial, - at which the Senior Singers sang, and everyone joined in, and it was just a perfect friendly small town affair. When I get some pictures I will post them....