Goodbye Summer, thanks for the memories!

All good things come to an end; saying goodbye to Summer is always a sad time for me because I’m a summer kinda girl. I love the long days and warm nights. I enjoy day trips around Southern Ontario as well as relaxing at home in our garden room, it’s my summer place where we entertain friends and family.

This summer was a special one because my third grandchild was born in August. I’ll reminisce and post some highlights.

July 1st kicks off the summer with Canada Day.

Car shows are a part of our summer fun and we enjoyed another nostalic event at the annual Crusin’ on King Street in downtown Kitchener seeing all the classic cars from yesteryear.

A road trip to a lavender farm was pleasantly intoxicating!

My first time to the annual Elvis Festival in Collingwood, Ontario was very entertaining.

The nearby beach is the longest freshwater beach in the world.

We don’t need to venture far to enjoy day trips to small towns to go shopping and blueberry picking.

There’s always time for a walk in the woods to just breathe fresh air and appreciate nature.

An afternoon shopping in Port Dover (I’ll show you what I bought in my next post) …

and a walk along the beach is always a perfect way to end the day.

Dear Summer,

thanks for the memories, see you next year!


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23 Responses to Goodbye Summer, thanks for the memories!


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  2. Shirley says:

    Grandmothers are not supposed to look like you – you look amazing!

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  3. Amy Johnson says:

    It looks like you had a great summer, and congrats on the new grand baby!

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  4. Aww I feel for you having to say goodbye to Summer Carmen! I am more comfortable in spring and fall myself having grown up in a cooler climate . I am sure your gorgeous grandchild was the highlight of your summer memories. He is very photogenic! look how cute you and your friend are in your canada day outfits! I really loved those pics of you at the lavender farm especially of you looking off into the distance. Thats a lovely one of you in your dress on the beach. I love your small town posts , they are the best. Another lovely outfit for your day out in Port Dover with mor e beach time! Thanks for sharing your memories, Terri xo.

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  5. josep-maria says:

    What wonderful photos, what beautiful oufits, what beautiful places and how happy you are with your new grandson. You look really beautiful in the photos, the years only increase your beauty, maturity highlights all the style, elegance and beauty of you.

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  6. Jodie says:

    I have to admit that I’m loving being here in Arizona where it’s still nice and warm. I think I was made for this weather!!

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    • carmen says:

      You are very blessed! We’ve been to Arizona as well as some other southern States (on the old Route 66 on our way to California). I’d love to spend the winter in Arizona! 🙂



  7. Maggie says:

    Another lovely and beautiful blog. Yes you had a wonderful summer visiting and going to all these nice places ! The pictures of you with Baby are so beautiful, he is very handsome!

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  8. Louis says:

    Au revoir été, bonjour automne ! Et ton blog est toujours merveilleux !
    Merci Carmen pour tous ces beaux partages !
    Bonne semaine pour toi et tous ceux qui te sont proches… Bisous de France. ❤

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  9. Nancy says:

    Oh don’t you feel sad that summer is over? I do! But you see too had a great one! Me too! Let’s make this season even better!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Nancy! It was a wonderful summer! Autumn is a pleasant season but the winter will be next and that is the season when I would like to fly south like the birds. 🙂



  10. utesmile says:

    I feel the same, …. Summer should get a speeding ticket 🙂 I love Summer too, hey still we enjoy the coming golden Autumn with the leaves turning colours. Heating has been checked and jumpers can come out. Your Summer has been lovely Carmen. Your new grandchild is so sweet specially when the smile is as big as yours on the second picture. So sweet! That is very special!

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    • carmen says:

      Haha! so true, summer goes too fast! Autumn still has a lot of pleasant days and the trees really look amazing in colours of gold and red. Time to cozy up in warm jumpers and enjoy a walk in the woods.

      Thank you for your kind words, I just love holding this little bundle of joy and he melts my heart when he smiles at me, so sweet! 🙂


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  11. finbarsgift says:

    How cuuuute, you and this little one!
    Herzliche Morgengrüße vom Lu

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