Jul 29, 2015
For more than fifty years my maternal extended family has met up in Waterton, Alberta. Waterton is a stunning mountainous haven, but the word equally spells the tradition of Bulger family reunion, replete with grandparents/aunts/uncles/cousins, childhood independence, cold water swims, singing around a campfire, lawn games, shared meals, abundant beer, and outdoor adventures. As our clan has grown, Waterton Valley has become prohibitively expensive, so the tradition of Waterton has become migratory.This year's reunion was at Flathead Lake, Montana. Thus, "Flaterton."
I wish I had more pictures of the extended family, but below are a smattering of beautiful Montana in general.
Jul 15, 2015
Jul 4, 2015
Jul 3, 2015
The big news in 2015 is that the big white pine tree fell down. It started with a big split:
Thursday afternoon the creaking and cracking got louder and more frequent until the tree came down in one gigantic crash right after lunch. Naturally, the first thing we did was walk out on it…
The sap dripped into the water and made the most beautiful oily shapes.
Here it is, the new defining feature of the Barville Cove:
On Wednesday it rained hard all day long. Liam and read and Topher and I journeyed around the perimeter of the pond in a makeshift pirate ship. T'were a right proper adventure!
Bright morning light is a defining feature of Parville sleep.
There is never enough time here.