The mid-summer long week-end is, in most cases, celebrated as a tribute to one’s home province – in my case, New Brunswick.
This year we had phenomenal weather – warmth and sunshine for all three days. For many families it meant camping, or trips to the beach, or in general, site seeing. For me, today, it meant a jaunt to a friend’s lakeside home and a visit with her Havanese puppy, Brady.
Brady is a precocious puppy and already has mastered all of the basics – sit, down, stay. Of course, her biggest talent is “Cute”!
Coming home it was time to visit my garden to see how things are growing. My hostas are huge, now, and laden with flowers. I was thrilled to see a number of bees exploring the flowers gathering pollen. I wasn’t able to capture a photo of them as they darted rapidly from blossom to blossom, but it made my heart sing to see them!
Today would also have been my father’s 108th birthday if he were still alive. He would have delighted in sitting in the garden, feeling the warmth of the sun on his face and listening to the hum of the busy bees. He was a farm boy from Albert County, NB, and he never lost his love for all things country. He found great joy in the simplest of things. Happy birthday Dad!
Happy New Brunswick Day 2019!