Above left is a Downy Woodpecker about to drink from the humming bird feeder; at the right, a small chipmunk about to come out of his bedroom: a hole in the ground. Both of these I watched from our deck.
My sister Carol arrived from the U.S.A. at the end of July. Our sister Anne and her husband, Stephen, arrived from Ontario shortly thereafter. Thus the family celebrations began, divided between our house and our sister Paula and Laurie's, who live just down the road. Many special dinners and times together followed with good food, fun and reminiscences.
All of the above took place in the month of July and the first few days of August. My blog post to come will continue with the remainder of my summer in Nova Scotia.