Beginning back where I left off oh so many months ago, we had a couple of our favourite visitors for a weekend at the end of June.
|Alle and Grandpa|
|Lounging by the poolside|
|The girls telling Grandma a bedtime story?|
The next weekend was a celebration of Cheryl Brydens birthday her girls and our girls all came for a campout at Dogpound North. We ate well and stay up late around the campfire telling stories.
|The Bow River in the Stoney Indian Reservation near Morley|
|Niagara Falls looking across the American Falls to the Horseshoe Falls in the background|
|The locks on the Rideau Canal between our Hotel and the Parliament buildings|
|Our digs in Ottawa on the left|
|Ashley, Madeline, Adam and Lukus, well the top of his head anyway.|
|Granny Doak, Donna and Danny Doak, Adams Dad|
|Mr. and Mrs. Doak and their kids, Madeline and Lukus|
|Aunty Brenda and Adam|
|The Doak clan, L to R Danny, Lukus, Ashley, Granny, Adam, Madeline|
|Those who have been to DPS before know that there used to be a patio roof running all along this side. It was blown off in a windstorm this summer and now currently resides in our neighbours yard about 300 yards away.|
Once we got back to Dogpound North from our Ontario swing I headed south the Dogpound South to review the damage with our insurance folks and some contractors and initiated the process to get it repaired. That took about 10 days then it was time to come home for a couple of more birthdays. Our granddaughter Everly turned 1 and her brother Kashton turned 4 so they had a little soiree for their friends and family at Becky and Ved's place.
|1 year cute|
|Kashton in the centre supervising his Dad's pinata installation|
And the construction at DPS has begun so Brenda headed south to supervise that process. She has a much better sense of colour than I do, or so she says, so I agreed that she was the right person for that job. The patio roof is back up and from my daily report the painting is completed today. Now just to repair the door and the wall damage inside from an botched burglary and she should be able to come home. That could take another couple of weeks though so if you are in the Phoenix area give her a shout.
The dogs and I are looking after ourselves up here at DPN and although the cooking is not up to our usual fare we will probably survive. I have managed to get out a couple of days and take some photographs of both landscapes and some night scenes so will include a sampling of those shots to end this long, looooong update.
|Some Northern Light dancing over Dogpound North|
|Looking back at the LaFarge plant at Exshaw|
|The Milky way from our deck at DPN|
|Mt. Kidd looking across Wedge Pond|
|The Kananaskis River running past Canoe Meadows|
|And finally a shot of Venus rising on the eastern boundary of DPN|