Mr. HB has retired from his role as a senior partner in Continuum Architects...
His career spanned 43 years at the longest running Victoria architectural firm.
He is looking forward to new hobbies, longer walks and more book time.
We spent the first week at Quarterdeck Cottage on Pender Island.
Friends joined us for the weekend and we rented another cottage...
we enjoyed their company immensely.
So great to be able to see long time friends,
one couple we had not seen in over 2 years due to Covid.
The weather was lovely so we were able to sit out on the deck.
We went for walks, played crib, read our books and reminisced...
lots of laughter filled the cottage as we went down memory lane.
It was quiet after they left.
We went for walks and read our books.
Rain fell and the fog rolled in...
Fall is here !
We indulged in a "naughty Coffee" and it was delicious!
The Marina store is getting ready to close for the season.
They told us they plan to open earlier next year and serve more food options
and introduce music performances.
We're home now and busy putting the garden to bed for the season.
We gave away plants to friends who are establishing a new shady bed in their garden.
We have a few more plants to give away and other friends are happy to take them.
Mr. HB is outside right now tidying up the beds by the patio.
I have laundry in the wash and am going to make us lunch when I finish this post.
Fall feels like a transition in so many ways...
I took some summer clothes downstairs to the guest room closet.
Then I brought up some winter garments.
My basic wardrobe continues to serve me well and despite being small it works.
There are a few pieces that I am considering buying but not that many.
A new cashmere sweater is on the radar as well as some pretty new lingerie.
Cashmere socks are so cozy...
BTW this author, William Trevor, writes very intense stories!
I wasn't sure what would happen in this thriller and was on the edge of my seat as I read on...
I picked a beautiful bouquet of roses.
These are frilly frothy and fragrant...
Graham Thomas a stalwart David Austin Rose.
It grows out back in The Humble Bungalow Garden near my potting table.
The hydrangeas are drying,
hostas are fading
the roses continue to bloom.
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~ Be Well and Be Kind ~