We were at the cottage for Canada Day weekend and the following week. (The reason for no posts.) This first weekend of the summer is always a weekend of family. Our younger son has always celebrated his birthday at the cottage–and now there are three of the next generation who have joined the tradition. Somehow the cottage affords opportunities for close encounters that don’t seem to materialize in the city. I don’t unusually include photos of family on the blog, but I couldn’t resist posting this picture of a grandson having his first hooking lesson. I didn’t know we were being photographed but was delighted when my daughter-in-law sent this along. And below–the sheer joy at the freedom of life on the island.