Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sweet Times at the Lake~Mosaic Monday

My sister was home from New York for the long weekend bringing many treasures of our shared heritage. We looked at many old family photographs and we spent a lot of time looking at pictures of the lake in New Brunswick, Canada where we spent every childhood summer and many happy summer vacations until recent years. 
photos taken by my talented nieces
This mosaic pretty much tells the story. There's a lot of berry picking in the summer and the making of good things to eat with said berries. Yes, we train chipmunks — doesn't everyone? We sail, walk the tracks, swim, play cards, and enjoy the wild flowers. Since this spot is six miles from the nearest paved road and lacks many of the amenities of polite society, we pay careful attention to the signs.
Another of the treasures was a book of poems written by a family friend who also called this place her summer home. I share her poem "Blessings" with you.
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Please join Mary at Little Red House for more mosaics.
(I'm off for the evening so am posting early. I'll connect up with Mary as soon as I can and visit as many as I can as soon as I can. Thanks!)

42 comments:

  1. What wonderful treasured memories...a true blessing from the Lord.

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  2. Oh, what wonderful memories from a beautiful place!I'm glad you get to relive them everytime you look at the photos :-)

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  3. What a beautiful lake! And memories to hold close to your heart and take out to revisit whenever you choose. Sweet poem and lovely mosaic.

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  4. Beloved memories are treasures. The pictures and poem are beautiful.

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  5. What wonderful memories that you have shared Vee, with each other and now with us. What a beautiful place to go and enjoy its treasures.
    The Blessings poem was so touching and written so eloquently by Ms Moffitt.

    I must tell you, I love your profile picture.
    Enjoy your evening.
    Hugs, Sue

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  6. Beautiful Vee. I read your previous post too and think you two made a great selection. I would love that. Blessings to you and your family.
    QMM

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  7. Beautiful photos and memories.

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  8. It looks like the most beautiful place to have memories of. The photos are gorgeous.

    I grew up on a lake and have cherished memories of training chipmonks too! Well, actually we just trapped them and kept them in a shoe box for a day, thinking they were pets, but my Mom always made up release them, when she found out - lol.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  9. Your family lake spot looks full of such wonderful memories, Vee! I love these sentiments in the poem: "I live on happy memories when I feel the winter's cold" and "Here on Earth as I've grown old I'm drinking from my saucer for my cup has overflowed."

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  10. I'm glad you got a chance to share memories...it's important to enjoy our happy memories! And you've given me an idea for a mosaic for next week! Enjoy your evening! Hugs! ♥

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  11. Beautiful mosaic!! I have one sister - and I know there is nothing like spending time with her, creating new memories and remembering old ones.

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  12. Beautiful treasured memories! The mosaic is lovely, and I can just imagine how wonderful it was to spend time there!

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  13. This lake is beautiful...looks like such a fun place :)

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  14. Oh, what beautiful memories and photos to look at and re-live the memories. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  15. What wonderful summer memories you must have and it's great to have shared memories with your sister!

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  16. Beautiful mosaic with wonderful memories to cherish! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. What wonderful memories and a great mosaic of them. Blessings on you...

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  18. Beautiful mosaic of lovely memories.

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  19. That was lovely. It's so nice to go over happy memories with a sister.
    My younger sister has a camp on a lake in New Brunswick. I wonder if it's the same lake?

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  20. What fun memories represented in your mosaic. I enjoy spending time with my sister when she visits us at the lake every summer. We haven't gotten around to training chipmunks though :-)

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  21. Vee,
    A wonderful mosaic. Summer memories with sisters is always fun to remember. Why is it that things seemed so much simpler than? Is it youth that doesn't notice anything bad and can quickly find something to laugh about? I always wonder about that.

    Looks like a beautiful place to have spent your summers.
    Karen

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  22. The poem says it all ~ a perfect description of life and appreciation for our blessings. Thank you for sharing it as well as your photo memories.

    The mosaic is eye-catching and colorful. It was fun to see your memories and wonder what you would tell us each picture means...if only we could sit down for a cup of tea. I wonder if you'll have it printed and framed. I think it will make you smile and bring back so many wonderful memories of a very blessed childhood.

    Being an animal lover, I think it must have been great fun to have little chipmunk friends. You and your sister must have had lots of patience at a young age AND an appreciation for animals.

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  23. Finally, I can comment on your delightful new Icon! So charming. So pretty. So nice to seeeeeeee you.

    'Mrs. Bradley' ,-)

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  24. Beautiful! As is your new profile pic!!! So delightful to see you, dear friend.

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  25. I'm so glad that you have your sister there to share memories with.

    Love the Easter Eggs or Silly Putty?

    Leann

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  26. Vee, I *love* the poem by your family friend. My favorite is the line "I'm drinking from my saucer for my cup has overflowed."

    And have I told you how much I love your header? It's like what I would see if we were standing in your kitchen chatting over a cup of tea.

    I've been praying for you.

    ♥ Melissa~

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  27. Such treasured memories and the poem is beautiful.

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  28. a lovely poem, as I was reading it I couldn't help but think that it would make a beautiful song.

    Have a good week Vee :)

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  29. What a beautiful poem...I love that concept of "drinking from my saucer". Your mosaic is wonderful...look at that chipmunk face...so cute!

    Thanks for visiting me.

    Sue

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  30. Your nieces took marvelous photos. Beautiful mosiac filled with memories. Well done!

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  31. What fun memories! It is always fun to look back over the memorable times in our life and see the moments that made us who we are. The poem is so lovely. Those blessings are ones we all need to count!

    Happy Monday,
    Jennifer

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  32. Your photos illustrate that it's the little things that make life so rich and multi-layered. I can imagine that sharing the memories with your sister was special.

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  33. Lovely photos - so fresh and fun!

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  34. What great memories...all tied up in a lovely mosaic! Beautiful poem...and a reminder that my saucer also overfloweth!

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  35. Wonderful mosaic! So colourful!

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  36. How nice that you got to relive all those times again with your sister.

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  37. What a cheerful mosaic! Have a great week!

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  38. Beautiful memories, captured well!! Sweet mosaic!
    And thank you for the comment on mine :))

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  39. What a beautiful mosaic! Looks like a fun day...great captures...

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  40. Hi Vee, thank you for visiting my blog. Now I catch a glimpse at your mosaic telling a story from your life, I love that idea! Anja

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  41. What a beautiful mosaic of vacation memories. Picking berries sounds so much fun; that's the kind of vacation activities I love.

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  42. Just looking at your lovely mosaic makes me feel the relaxed, summertime feeling. Sounds like there are some very special moments at the lake.

    Kindly, Lorraine

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