On Tuesday afternoon, we had planned a visit with one of my nieces. Michelle is the mother of two; Amelia (a three year old) and Angus (a new born baby boy). It was two years ago when we last had a visit with her. Her husband, Seamus, was busy at work.
|Michelle is the daughter of my middle brother - deceased over ten years ago.|
It was a pleasure to be introduced to her wonderful baby boy.
|Jeanette with Angus....only a few weeks old. What a nice little fella he is. And he's a good baby too.|
|I got to spend some time with Angus and even fed him a bottle while his mom drove off to pick up her daughter from play school.|
|L-R Jeanette with Angus, Michelle with Amelia.|
|Wednesday morning play time. Owen enjoys this bouncy toy.|
|We met Brad at a local Starbucks in Sherwood Park. He is the youngest son of my oldest sister, Rhea (deceased).|
|A nice treat of poppy seed cake for Mary. Oh, and she is celebrating a special 87th birthday on May 18th.|
|The deciduous trees are budding and it should be very soon now before they leaf out.|
More chat this morning and a walk around some of the corrals brought us to two of Rick's favourite ponies. While running his chores, early in the morning, Rick saw that one of his ponies had suffered a serious wound on its throat. It was obviously spooked by a bear or a cougar and ran into the barbed wire fence. We found the site where this happened. That poor pony needed some serious attention.
|Rick is pointing to his favourite little pony, Rusty.|
|The grass is gray but there is evidence of greening. A week or more and the scene will look more summery.|
|It took no time for Rusty to warm up to Jeanette.|
|Driving south and over the North Saskatchewan River|
|The river is swollen and the banks are very high.|
Living on the west coast, we don't experience prairie storms like this so it is really nice to experience one when we are out in the Alberta countryside. Shortly after the storm began, it was over and the sun peeked through once again. This will be today's weather pattern.
|Clouds forming up|
|The sky to the west in this photo is black...and the winds can be felt as we drive to the Town of Two Hills.|
A couple of great family get togethers are planned for Friday evening - on my side - and Sunday - on Jeanette's side. We look forward to those.
That about does it from out here for now. Thanks for dropping in.