Monday, May 31, 2010

Visting Mom and Dad

Howdee all,

We arrived in CT and are now parked in the driveway of the home I grew up in from the age of three.

My parents have been in this home for over 50 years. Ct_051

My Dad is a keen gardener…one of his passions…


There are nesting Chickadees, Baltimore Orioles and a nest of Robins.

My mother showed me where the Robins chickies are...

Ct_005 Only about three feet off the ground..I was surprised to see the nest that low.

One chick fledged this morning..I expect they will all leave today.


Yesterday we had our annual Family Picnic…Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Sisters and brother.Ct_009  Our daughter Samarrah came to visit…:)

It was a wonderful day with family that flew by too quickly…Ct_016And here is my Lovely muther…she will probably be mad I am showing a photo of her..She is over 80 and now the Matriarch of the family, since Grandma passed away.

Doesn't she look awesome!  Ct_012So…

for the next month we will be busy here with gardening, taking muther shopping, Visiting sickstas and brother…watching the birds that come to the feeders…

Time for family…

And just enjoying Summer in New England..Ct_042


  1. You got some great shots of the Robin babies.

    The picnic was fun. I love your family shot and especially the shot of chicklet with her very special treet..

  2. Looks like a wonderful family gathering. Lovely weather and smiling faces. Enjoy your visit! Also, love the little robins - sweet!

  3. There's nothing better than having time to spend with family. Your mother does look awesome! Welcome back to New England Dawn & Jeff!

  4. Wonderful to hear you are there, and got to enjoy time with all the family-a day like that does pass too quickly. Oh so pretty pics, and your mom is awesome, even though she might not agree. ;o) I look forward to following along during your time there.

  5. Nice pics! Lovely family and we all should be that lucky to look like that at age 80 - hard to believe!

  6. How nice to be in your childhood home! Your mother doesn't look a day over 60 - holy cow! Ya got good genes, Dawn - I hope you have a wonderful stay with your parents!

  7. Nice to be surrounded by family. No way your beautiful Mom looks over 80.

  8. nice post and photos Dawn - wonderful family :)

    welcome back to CT


  9. Did you experience the smoke haze from the fire in Canada?

    Family days are enjoyable.

  10. Its good to get home Dawn, enjoy.

  11. Yes those baby robins look kind of crowded. Time to fly the coop. Your mom definitely doesn't look 80. Enjoy you family and the summer!

  12. Your mother looks many years younger--it must run in the family. I loved the peonies at the end.

  13. Thanks friends for your kind comments..
    My muther was thrilled with all your kind comments. smoke seen..

    so sorry it has taken me such a long time to get back to you and thank you.

    I have been a bit preoccupied with other things..
    Hope to get back in the swing of things soon.


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