Monday, August 30, 2010

Just a family afternoon

5 months old, and getting the hang of it already:

I spent the afternoon and evening at a family party in Chilliwack. Picnic in the chapel garden, with the sun playing hopscotch with grey clouds; just a bit chilly. Summer has ended.

Cup with a big nose.

Afterwards, we sat around the living room to watch a slide show of my daughter's and her husband's photos from Italy; beautiful! They're wedding photographers, and very talented. And Italy! The buildings, the colours, the light! Just amazing! I came away half-envious, completely inspired.

Some of the photos we saw, the ones from Cinque Terre and the Amalfi coast, and from Venice, are on their blog. My daughter writes,
It is impossible for us to convey the way your stomach lurches at the steepness of the rocky outcrops, the heat and humidity on your skin, or the tightness of the curves of the (crazy narrow!) roads. We were amazed at the resourcefulness of the local people in finding the space to grow beautiful gardens and carry on their regular lives on the narrow terraces. I hope you can see a glimpse of all this in our photos.
Go check them out! Here's the Amalfi coast. And Venice.


  1. Wow, the photos on their blog are incredible, absolutely breathtaking! It's so different from here. Wow!

    Your pictures of the children are so sweet. ♥

  2. I have just spent an absolutely delightful half hour looking back at your posts I have missed this past week. Love each and every one!

    Am going now to visit Italy for a while!!! :=}

  3. Reminds me of something that happened to me once. On of the guys I worked with had a baby boy. He speed dialed me at only a few months old playing with his dad's phone. We all got a big kick out of that since we all worked in the technology department. - Margy

  4. Thanks, all!

    Margy, that's really funny! I can imagine that happening here.


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