Apples, Cottages and Raspberries

I didn’t write yesterday because I had one visitor after another.  First came Kathy who finally wanted to learn how to email attachments so that she could email those amazing hang-glider pictures to me.  She works with an Apple lap top and I must say,  I miss the right click function on that one. I don’t know if that was a problem with her computer or if that’s what it is with Apple.  If it’s Apple specific, then I would not want one.

Anyhow, then came the young lady (a classmate of my boys) who wants to clean for me.  So, I tried to interview her and show her around while Kathy was there. That was a bit hectic.
After Kathy had left, LuAnn called to see if I was up for a visit.  I was 🙂
While all this visiting was going on, Brionna – my little helper, stepped right up and cleaned 3 cottages for me.  She did a fantastic job and I hope she enjoyed being here, because SHE IS HIRED.

Then it was late enough for me to go and shop for dinner,  Mike was home before I got back from the store and that was my day.  So you see, no time to write.

I went around today and took some pictures.  Here they are:

Our annual purchase - a new hammock. All the kids and most adults love to lay or play in that thing

Our annual purchase – a new hammock. All the kids and most adults love to lay or play in that thing

The perfect tree. Mike wants to cut it down :(

The perfect tree. Mike wants to cut it down 😦

cool huh?

cool huh?

Some planting going on right thereSome planting going on right there.

strange looking hydrangea. This little beauty was thought to be dead, so I planted the hydrangea. Aparently it's alive and kicking :)

strange looking hydrangea. This little beauty was thought to be dead, so I planted the hydrangea. Apparently it’s alive and kicking 🙂
Yes, yes I see the grass.  Boys will be weeding here this afternoon 😉

Blackberries and raspberries

Blackberries and raspberries.

As I type the word “raspberries”  I have to think about a woman here in town, who among other things, advertises “Rasberrys”  on a big sign outside of her yard.  I don’t think anyone has ever told her that there’s a slight problem with that.  The same sign is out every summer.

Clean-up Day at the Wayfarer

A tarp full of leavesA tarp full of leaves

Today is the day we clean up the yard and all around the cabins. 3 boys, a husband, Bear and I. Raking is not exactly fun but it has to be done. I know now why there are so many leaves EVERYWHERE. Pudd told me that he wanted to mow one last time before we shut down in late October and I told him not to bother, that the wind would blow all the leaves into the field across the street, like it always does. What I didn’t count on was an early snow, which covered all the leaves and kept them hidden until a few weeks ago. Yikes. From now on, there will be one last mowing no matter what. I noted it in my “To-do” diary!

Marc and Mike discussing...

Marc and Mike discussing something over there

I wish there was a magic wand that I could swing wildly around the neighborhood  that would turn it all beautiful in an instant.

3 boys and a Bear 3 boys and a Bear shooting the breeze

Treasures by the old rock gardenTreasures by the old rock garden

All around where the old rock garden used to be there are these beautiful blue flowers.  The first person that can tell me what they are, gets a batch of any one of my cookies. Your choice.

Give me your answer in the comment section of the newly created  Contest page.  The first post with the correct answer wins!  There’s a better picture below.

blue flowers