Enjoying Summer (When It Finally Arrives)
Friday May 25th 2007, 11:35 am

This is the time of the year when I don’t want to spend much time sitting in front of my computer because there are so many other things to do. From now until the end of summer, I won’t be writing in this blog very often. Of course, if it is raining, and I have nothing better to do, I may do it. If something really interests me, and I feel that I have to write about it, I may do it, but not often.

Because the weather was poor on the Victoria Day weekend, we went to our cottage yesterday to do some cleaning and planting. It was a wonderful day in the country. Today, and for the next few days, we will be working on our gardens at home, replacing a trellis in the backyard, changing the rock garden wall, and planting more flowers. My muscles are still stiff from working in the garden yesterday, but I will try to keep going.

During the next few months, there will be many events for us to enjoy in the Halifax area, if we don’t go to our cottage. I love Greek food, and the annual Halifax Greek Fest will be held from June 8 to 10. I have never gone, but hope to go this year. Also the 23rd Annual Nova Scotia Multicultural Festival will be held from June 15 to 17 at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, which is located on the Halifax harbour. This is an event I have gone to several times, and I always enjoy. One of the biggest events at the Halifax waterfront will be the 2007 Tall Ships Challange in mid July. The tall ships, from all over the world, have come to Halifax a few times in the past, and are amazing to watch and to take pictures of for this blog. We also have the Busker Festival from August 10 to 18, which is held every year on the Halifax waterfront. I used to enjoy going to see the buskers every year, but as I get older I find it too crowded.

These are only a few of the events which are planned for the Halifax area this summer, but I don’t expect to be home often enough to go to many of them. I prefer to spend as much time as I can in the quiet country at our cottage. Our summers are short, so I want to take advantage of the outdoors as much as possible. So from now until the end of October, we will be going to the cottage regularly. I want to go to as many events in both Halifax and in the country as I can, and still have time to sit outside and read a good book. Winter is the time to stay home and sit in front of the computer, not when we have nice warm sunny days during the summer.

Have a great day,