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Lisa and Scarlett. Two peas in a pod, believe me, those smiles mean trouble.

A wonderful few days with our grandkids, Cooper and Scarlett, while their parents slipped away for a mini holiday to the Okanagan.

Lisa and I decided the best plan of action, since they haven’t been away from Mom and Dad overnight, was to keep them busy. Each morning found us up the creek behind the mountain. Cooper and Scarlett did plenty of walking. Cooper worked hard on his rock and hill climbing. Scarlett learned to call Willow to keep her close. We walked through trees and bush, noting the colour in the leaves, the rabbits ducking into the undergrowth and the wild chickens (grouse) that seem plentiful this year.

By lunch and supper Cooper and Scarlett were hungry. By bedtime they were tired and didn’t put up a fuss for Mom and Dad or wanting to stay up late. They slept through the night. In the morning we were off to it again.

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Cooper with supper and his pretend smile.

Cooper did seem to get a little tired of my boiled carrots and spuds at every meal – hey you eat what is ready in the garden. On their last night here I made a big spaghetti dinner. Mom and Dad were back and everyone enjoyed it. Of course the sauce had plenty of carrots.

Lisa and I are lucky. . . and I’m not talking about being able to grow carrots.

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Light rain tonight. It feels good, cool and fresh. Today the clouds were as high as they’ve been for awhile. The mountains showed up and lo and behold had a coat of snow.

Very fine extended weekend.

13 thoughts on “clearing

      1. underswansea

        Hi Jim, it’s okay being anonymous as long as you are not wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and hacking government computers.

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  1. Carol A. Hand

    Such wonderful photos, Bob. Scarlett is so beautiful and looks just like a younger versions of Lisa. And the photo of Cooper with a humongous carrot is adorable. I’m sure my granddaughter would have a similar smile with the thought of eating a tomato. Sending my best wishes to you all.

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    1. underswansea

      Hi Julie, thanks for the comment. Yes Cooper is getting big. He loves helping in the garden. I hope you have all your summer seeds ready to go. Take care.

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