Monday, July 19, 2010

Prairie Goodness

We've been thoroughly enjoying our summer so far. The kids and I have been taking advantage of the warm weather, the big yard and Granny's garden. Erik has been working some long days at the cabin but is loving every minute of it (you can check out the renovation progress in my facebook album). Being here brings back so many memories of growing up and it's fun for me to re-live my childhood through this prairie summer on the farm...

Manitoba summers are about endless yellow fields and bike-rides down the lane.


Manitoba summers are about bonfires on the yard...


... and mosquitos :P


And don't forget the s'mores!


Manitoba summers are about taking evening walks to watch storm clouds give way to beautiful sunsets...


...and a sea of canola with a view of the town in the distance.


Manitoba summers are about picking raspberries.



Manitoba summers are about taking morning walks or runs down the quiet gravel roads. Who needs an i-pod when you can listen to nature?


7 comments:

Mel said...

Looks absolutely amazing, Jamie! I'm so happy for you guys, and especially for your kids. What a great opportunity for them! I totally remember summers in Ontario - living on an acreage. So much space....

rachel joy said...

I loved the summer I spent in Manitoba! Just wish I could convince Paul it's a good place to holiday. Max really wanted to invite Micah to his birthday party on Sunday and was sad to hear he's still far away. :)

Bonnie said...

It all looks and sounds so serene. Glad you're enjoying your time there!

Wenona said...

Isn't it funny how when you live here all your life you take the simplest things for granted until someone points out how nice and beautiful they are? Thanks for the reminders! I really do love Manitoba summers, though, since I love heat! Glad to hear that your vacation is going well.

Jen Glen said...

Those hats are hilarious!! Way too funny. Looking forward to spending some time with you soon during the great Manitoba summers!

Vanessa said...

Manitoba summers sound great! I want one! (minus the mosquitoes mind you..)

Karen said...

Beautiful photos and blog post, Jamie! I love the last photo of the yellow field and blue sky! Very prairie!