Sunday 2 July 2017

This and That

A lovely sunshiny day. I noticed a butterfly flitting from one flower to another but staying in the same area so I ran in to get my camera. I managed to get a couple of shots before it flew away. Do you see it just to the right of the middle Sweet William?

                     Here it is a bit higher up. It's hard to see it. Maybe it is a Western Tiger Tail??

                            Took this picture on our morning walk.

On our way home from our walk we stopped at a You Pick Raspberries sign. They were also getting ready to use this picker for the berries. I'm sure its faster but I prefer to pick my own.

 We picked a pail full in no time. Too bad we had only had one pail. We had not thought we'd end up picking so we weren't prepared. I ate so many berries right off the bushes. By the time we got home it was lunchtime but all we felt like having was a bowl of ice cream to top off the berries we'd eaten.

In the afternoon our family came over for our annual BBQ. Here I am with my second oldest daughter and her son the older of my two grandsons.

We had a great time of eating and talking and my youngest son finished off our time together by singing for us. He's a very good guitar player ( and singer).

That's my post for this second day of July. Summer is officially in full swing now. Kids are out of school and berries are ripening in the glorious sunshine. I hope you're enjoying every day!

Thanks for visiting,

       Granny M.


  1. I am missing our raspberry patch. Maybe we'll be successful in starting over next year.

  2. I think it's wonderful that you HAD one pail and were able to feast on raspberries!
    Aw! It looks like you had fun with your family. Happy belated Canada Day. I love Canada, too.

  3. Yes, I do see your butterfly and it's a beauty.
    The raspberries look delicious! Your lunch sounds perfectly balanced to me :D.
    Your family day sounds wonderful and how nice to have a musician in the family.

  4. There is nowhere locally to pick berries it is the one thing I do miss about the mainland.

  5. The berries look so yummy! The butterfly was pretty hidden in the flowers, but I found him! We have a lot of music in our home too, my hubby plays guitar and my grandsons are on the praise team at church.

  6. Lovely photos!

    I like the idea of ice cream, on top of those berries! :-)

    Wishing you a Very Happy 4th of July!!!
    Luna Crone

  7. Looks like you had a very full and enjoyable day with picking raspberries, going for a walk and then having a family BBQ. Lovely photos of you and your family. Where are they taken?

    1. That's the "picnic area" right out the back door.

  8. Nice summer activities! My computer's in the shop, but I'm glad to be checking up on everyone via the library computer. :)

  9. It's hard to imagine mechanized picking of raspberries! Yes, I would prefer to pick my own, too.

    Happy Summer!!

  10. I loved seeing your nice family, and how special that you have a son who plays the guitar and sings. Wish I could have heard him. That butterfly is so big and pretty, and in the first picture, I didn't even see him. Had to go back after the second picture. Wonder if I could grow raspberries here? Those look delicious!

  11. I see him/her! Beautiful butterfly and I love Sweet William flowers.
    My raspberries don't seem to be doing much this year! Nancy

  12. How nice to have someone who can play the guitar and sing! :)

  13. We had a lovely time at the BBQ! Nice pictures :)
    Love, Sheila