When is a tree too big for your yard? Sometimes it's hard to decide. It's been there a long time and we get used to it being there. It gives shade on a hot day. If it's a spruce tree, it stays green all year, protecting us from cold north winds. We barbecued under that tree until one day we noticed a lot of sticky sap on our table and chairs. So the time came for the tree to come down. Here's some photos:
Last weekend we had some pretty warm days, the warmest being May 18 at +31. This weekend, the Victoria Day weekend.. it began on Friday with some very much needed rain. It rained all day, making it very wet. Then Sat. morning we woke up to temperatures close to the zero mark and white roofs and snow on the ground. Such very changeable weather indeed!
We noticed one day that the facia had come loose.
Maybe the wind blew it off.
Well, I never thought we'd be at another all-inclusive so soon, but that happened last week. We had other plans made to travel to London, but the volcano in Iceland changed that. All flights to London and Frankfurt were cancelled for several days. We were therefore unable to get to our tour of England and Scotland. That will have to wait for another time. In the meantime, never having been in Mexico before, it was really nice to experience at least the Cancun side.
I find it quite enjoyable searching for family history. Now a days one can find much of that information from the comfort of their home computer. Whether it's looking through the 1901 and 1911 census or searching online history books. There are lots of resources available. Check out my Barrhead Roots blog for more. http://barrhead-roots.blogspot.com
Here are couple decorative family tree charts I was working on recently.
We went on our first all-inclusive winter holiday at the end of December. We chose to go to the island of Jamaica. The flight was direct to Montego Bay and took about six hours. It was already dark when we arrived so we were not able to see the countryside on the 90 minute bus ride to the resort. The next morning after a good sleep we were able to walk outside and experience the warmth of the sunshine. What a nice feeling to escape the cold winter winds. The buffet meals were great too. We enjoyed the wide variety of food choices and the service of the local people. There was also a number of tours available for an extra charge. We went on three tours. These included a tour of Coyaba Gardens, Sun Valley Plantation, Fern Gully, Dunn's River Falls, Murphy's Hill, Annandale Great House.
One of those warm water creatures, the Jellyfish, also made itself known and that ended the swimming in the ocean. After that the pools were the preferred choice. We also attended a church service on the Sunday. It was very lively with lots of singing. They made us feel most welcome. Jamaican people really are very happy and friendly. It ended all too soon and we arrived home safely. Another wonderful travel experience was had.
I enjoy collecting family history and also helping others find their roots.
My collection of obituaries and local history books are helpful when others email me, looking for their families.
I also enjoy traveling to other parts of the world. It makes the world seem smaller somehow. I like taking digital photos and having these photos on my computer for long term enjoyment.