Sunday, July 1, 2012

Life Without Shirley Ann

Yesterday we were pretty socked in here most of the day... but I did a little walk around and took a few current photos to share.

You can hardly see the huge "Tree House" tree in the centre of the photo... however the clouds lifted in the afternoon and I went for a long walk.

I spent most of Friday framing the dormer windows with wide cedar boards... which meant building a simple scaffold so I could work with ease that high up.  Can't finish the siding without having these windows framed first.

This morning at 6 AM I was up and out putting another coat of white paint on the new frames I installed on Friday.  As I was doing this I was thinking how much these window frames are like picture frames... with the most wonderful view in all the Gulf Islands!

By noon I expect to have theT & G cedar V-groove installed in the soffit over these windows.

The tiger lilies were a blaze of glory.

My favorite lily is this pure yellow one.

The California poppies.

If Shirley were here, I am sure she would have been picking some of these wonderful roses and put them on the table in a vase.

When she left this was a great bouquet on the dining room table... but this picture shows my life without Shirley Ann.

"A picture is worth a thousand words."


  1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  2. Sorry I didn't mention that Shirley went this weekend to Kelowna to visit her mother and sister Roberta... and Sherilee and Seth area also in Kelowna... so there is a lot of parties and family time there.

    She will fly back to Victoria Monday and home on the 4 pm ferry.

    I stayed back as we are just finishing the dry wall... and I am trying to finish some more siding and soffits.

  3. Party? Us girls and Seth, party? We are just living out our natural happy to cheer up Mother and give her a little jolt. By the time we leave she is once more very thankful for her quiet life...and Bobbi too!

    We are having a great time and Bobbi is taking good care of us.

    But I do miss you Sherwin and our life there with the squirrels and the raccoons!

    See you very soon.

  4. Forgot to tell you how much I love that south facing wall...looking so good.