Summer Arrives

 

 

June ends with a glorious entry into summer.  Our gardens are looking lush and inviting….so I guess the rain had a hand in that! Cool weather kept lilacs blooming for weeks. Hopefully  we can now get into a little summer warmth. It has been a month of parties and celebrations with the Volunteer Lunch, Father’s day, Indigenous Day and the opening of Alex’s Pathway Party Patio!  Try saying that five times quickly. Remember to Click on photo to enlarge.

Along Our fabulous path.

Lush greenery  Green scenery

  Gazebo roses and irises

 Frog in weeds  fountain with rubber ducks

Courtyards starting to Grow, Lilacs in the centre courtyard

nasturtium herb bed Lilacs in courtyard Lilacs in courtyard

Volunteer  Fun at “Souper Hero Party” Thanks to Dee and the Rec team for a really great time!

lifesize balloon of spiderman Batman party poster tables set up for party table with door prizes

Women working iun Kitchen  woman smiling dressed as super hero

woman signing paper at table sandwiches on black table cloth people in line for soup

group eating woman enjouing lunch woman filling out forms at table men enjoying lunch

men enjoying lunch happy people enjoying lunch group seated at table

woman dressed as super girl two women talking woman in supergirl outfit woman eating

women serving icecream woman being served ice cream man being given icecream

group pf super heros eating lunch

Super Hero Party

man in superman suit singing

four dressed as super heroes cupcakes group watching entertainment two women smile at camera

Fathers Day

Alex’s Pathway Party Patio

Man standing on balcony long view of balcony long view of balcony

 

National Indigenous Peoples Day

St. Joseph’s at Fleming held its first Indigenous Peoples Day celebration on June 21st. Deanna Harrison, Saulteaux Ojibway from Treaty 3 territory and our own Matthew Post lead us through a smudging ceremony, teaching us its meaning and spiritual significance. Deanna, a traditional drummer and singer, is also an accomplished artist. She has given us an exquisite quilt to hang in our Home. It features a Medicine Wheel in the centre surrounded by Celtic imagery. This represents the two cultures in harmony. We have given it a place of prominence in our chapel.

Chi-miigwech Deanna, biwabamishinam Menawah.    (Thank you very much Deanna, come see us again.)

Quilt in chapel                                                             Matthew and Deanna

 medecine wheel quilt