Summer In Review

Summer is winding down but we've been fortunate enough to enjoy an unusual heat spell in the past week with temperatures around  29C (85F) - just my style! Lots of time in and around the lake. Today I was downloading and looking back on photos from the past few months and thought I'd share some. We've had lot of company, I've taken three trips, done lots of catering, gone in the farmers markets, spent time with friends, been out in the boat and to the beach, and done plenty of lounging around outside. It's been blissful!

A trip to the beach one afternoon with girl friends.

A hike in the woods.

I took two trips to the community north of here where my man is stationed as a police officer....

... its a northern paradise up there!

With gorgeous sunsets!

I saw an old childhood friend and her sweet little baby.

I enjoyed heaps of watermelon lemonade...

... And little picnics at the beach. I made and ate raw gazpacho countless times. It went great with dehydrated crackers.

Enjoyed my lake - the view to the west...

And a view to the east.

I celebrated my birthday last week with friends and family. For the first time in years I had a cooked cake - chocolate beet cake (made by my mom) with raw vanilla ice cream.

On one of the rare rainy days this summer, we lit a fire in the wood stove.

Gorgeous butterfly - photo taken by my dad.

We fed Miss Ducky today. She comes around a lot.

What fun things did you get up to this summer? Have a great weekend!

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  1. September 10, 2011 at 18:47
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    You are very fortunate where you live, it looks so beautiful, I especially love the pink tones on the first picture of the beach!! <br /><br />You seem to be comnbining both raw foods and omniverous choices, it looks like you have cracked the balance?

  2. Anonymous
    September 10, 2011 at 19:49
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    you look great Heathy, bodacious curvy sexiness! what a real man wants, ha ha :) happy belated, that beet cake sounds yummalicious!<br /><br />miss diva aviva

  3. September 10, 2011 at 21:04
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    Watermelon lemonade!! I zeroed right in on that, heh.<br /><br />Lots of lovely photos here, and you look gorgeous as well!

  4. September 10, 2011 at 22:02
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    Happy end of summer--love those Indian summer heatwaves. I had my hopes up when yesterday was bright and warm, but it seems like that was just one day.<br /><br />Oh, Happy Birthday! I hope you had a lovely one. I've been wanting to make a choc/beet cake for ages. Our beets are slow this year.<br /><br />Awesome rainbow and butterfly shots.<br />love<br />Ela

  5. September 10, 2011 at 23:48
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    Thank you ladies! <br /><br />Mel - yes I think I've found the balance that works best for me - now, I don't always follow it all the time (read: I know how to overdo it on the sweet stuff), but I'm much better at recognizing what my body needs, rather than thinking "I should" eat this or that. <br /><br />Viv! Haha... bodacious babe, thanks for that! Remember the year we had a chocolate zucchini cake for my birthday in high school?! xo<br /><br />Amber - have you tried watermelon lemonade?! I know you'd love it! ;)<br /><br />Ela! Thank you! I can only imagine what wonderful things are coming out of your garden. Yes yes yes, you must try a choc beet cake.

  6. September 11, 2011 at 00:10
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    You have much to be grateful for! Lovely photos. Keep warm, as I can see from previous posts it gets COLD!!!<br />Peace & Raw Health,<br />Elizabeth

  7. September 11, 2011 at 01:49
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    Adore you hair! Oh my goodness it's BEAUTIFUL!!!<br /><br />Brooke<br />www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

  8. September 15, 2011 at 22:53
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    so wonderful to see your beautiful face! What a fun summer, hope we get to see you very soon!<br />xoxo <br />auntie deb

  9. September 20, 2011 at 03:34
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    Hi Heather,<br /><br />I'm new to your blog...<br />It looks like you have so much fun! I just went back to Europe (after three years) for the best vacation ever and now it's easier to find raw food across the ocean too! I'm not sure where you live but I'm hoping to visit Montreal soon! :)<br /><br />http://rawfoodfortruth.blogspot.com/

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