daisy girls after a swim

Here’s some more daisy magic for you….after a pre-dinner beach swim (during our annual daisy photo shoot) the splish splashing continues when Dad turns the sprinkler on to water the daisy patch…

Dad turned the sprinkler on in the middle of our photo shoot!!!!IMG_6290brsweetness

These annual photos are a tradition I started when Raena was a baby…one day I hope to print a photo from each year and fill a wall in our home to showcase the magic!  Until then, the daisies and the daughters will keep on growing!

let’s go pick daisies

daisy collage fun

This time of year we love to pick the daisies that grow wild in patches of our yard and along the roadsides, here there and everywhere.  Daisies were my mom’s favourite flower and they are one of my most favourite too. Based on my daughters’ joyful picking, bouquet making and daisy chains I would have to say that they love these cheerful blooms too!

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And of course, daisies make great cake toppers when we make a birthday cake in honour of my mom (her birthday and the anniversary of her death fall in the midst of wild daisy season, that seems perfectly fitting somehow). This week, as I remember her, I am drawn to the spots where these blooms grow by the sea, my mom’s fave place in the world….and mine!

 Mom/Granny Kathy, we will always pick daisies and think of you doing the same!

my mom picking daisies


painting Tofino

Today we sent my hubby’s French cousins off to Tofino and my allergies started to kick into high gear.  You may not see the connection, but I am yearning to jump in their rental car and join them on the wild west coast.  It is the best place for me to escape the pollens that ail me at this time of year.  At any time, it is my favourite place in the world!  Busy with kids in a musical and events to celebrate World Oceans Day, I will stay here and sneeze and perhaps find a few moments to work on this Tofino painting for my brother.  It is nearly done!  As I add campfire, tent and surfboards perhaps I will be able to transport myself in some way to the peace of the sneeze free shores I crave!