The boys and I are spending the next week with our friends in Victoria BC. It has been 5 years since our last visit to their house. Everything felt so familiar and so different at the same time. It has been too long between visits.
We took a rainy but wonderful walk through the property.
Fresh off the grill.
Slowly reconnecting, using various technologies as a bond.
We saw not one but two pleated woodpeckers working on a big tree just steps from the porch. I have never seen these birds so close (if I have ever even seen one at all). We were all very excited to watch them, but also noticed they were doing quite some damage to the tree. Bark was just flying off as they pecked. Ah, nature.
We are looking forward to more days just roaming around the property and hanging out with our friends.