The Year in Review

This will be my second attempt at showing highlight photos of the year. Hard to believe this blog has survived so long! Last year’s post ( ended with this thought:

Overall, a tough but fascinating year. I wonder what next year will bring!

It was another difficult year for us, but also full of delights. Here goes!

January 2013 in the garden


February 2013 in Rochester MinnesotaFeb21-2013View-from-Mayo-Clinic

February 2013 back to the farmFeb15-2013BeautifulDay

February 2013 with family in Edmonton as DSIL recovers from knee surgeryFeb-2013NoodlesC

March 2013, photos from our son in Haiti. Always a treat!8566855467_891205e3d1

April 2013 Surprises at the farmApril1-2013IrisInSnow

April 2013 nearby swansApril2-2013Swans-at-MurrayPond6

April 2013 lilacs- and so much more!April5-2013Lilac



Bloodroot emergesApril18-2013BloodrootStage1

Hepatica is a favoriteApril18-2013Hepatica3


May 2013 at the farm. How Canadian!May8-2013MapleLeafingOut

May 2013 in CalgaryMay14-2013Kiddos3

May 2013 Ivy in EdmontonMay14-2013Kiddos4

June 2013 in the garden – clematis OmoshiroJune2-2013C.Omoshiro2

DictamnusJune6-2013Dictamnus1Spotty Dotty: a June trilogy from the gardenJune7-2013SpottyDotty1 June12-2013SpottyDotty1 June27-2013SpottyDotty

June 2013 with family at the landJune26-2013AlbertaLand1

June 2013 with family at the North Country Fair

Fred Penner clowns with DHJuneEdmonton-2013RicAndFred

What a girl! Love Love Love her!June18-2013Fair8NewPlayArea

What a boy! Love Love Love him!JuneEdmonton-2013LeoEarsAtFair1

August 2013 – back at the farm in OntarioJuly11-2013Hollyhocks

August 2013 – at the farm: Ivy with her uncleAug9-2013AdamIvy

August 2013: A visit to Pasteur Silar’s orphanage in HaitiAug30-2013ShyGigglesSilar found this sweet fellow as a baby, abandoned in the water. His name is Moses. We played finger games together. What a charmer!Sept15-2013MosesFingerGame

September 2013: Reuniting with my friend Ruben in Croix des Bouquets, HaitiAug30-2013MagloireMeetup

September 2013: At Mission of Hope in Grand Goave.Sept4-2013ReadyForFinalPackUpA wonderful week of computer lessons with the children. We worked at teaching about newspapers and giving interviews – also about repairing the computers.


Sept4-2013ARHClass12 Sept4-2013ARHClass14

There were many unexpected difficulties, but the week was a success in spite of exhaustion!Sept15-2013MemoriesOfThisRoomChildren at play along the beachSept15-2013WalkBeachMy friends Elisabeth and Jeanide at the beach tooSept16-2013FavoritePhotos16Many wonderful memories!

October 2013 at the farm

A new Ginkgo tree2013-10-17Ginkgo1

October 2013 in the garden. Fall is in the air.2013-10-24SNOW5

November 2013: Phoebe Snow before her fall haircut2013-10-17Phoebe

December 2013 – before Leo’s haircutDec31-2013LeoHaircut01


Forrest Reed with beautiful eyes…and mischievous smiles.Dec31-2013Forrest

The December ice storm was wicked….and memorableDec31-2013IceStormDamage18Dec31-2013IceStormDamage15Definitely not a simple twelve photos. Even these hardly begin to tell the complex tale…. of events, relationships, health, nature and travel.

Happy 2014 to one and all!


About fromourisland

Gardener, knitter, wife, mother of 2, grandmother, and lots more.
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3 Responses to The Year in Review

  1. Alice Jordon says:

    What a wonderful year you had Marie! Happy New Year to you too!

  2. Deanne says:

    Love this! great series of pics Marie! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  3. says:

    such a rich life…this is ONE year. e

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