Monday, May 8, 2017

Mom's Daffodils

    I took this photo yesterday of Mom's Daffodils - its great to see them come up in early spring every year!  They're located at the base of the flag pole and over our Jeffery Time Capsule which we buried in 2010.

T H E   D A F F O D I L S
William Wordsworth
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A Poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company: I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
Poem: The Daffodils by William Wordsworth posted by 

     The next day I took this photo of Mom and Dad with a young highland cow at Gretna Green on the Scottish-English border.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Our brother Kerras and his folkart

Kerras Jeffery.  Photo by John Sylvester in P.E.I. Visitor's Guide

Winter 2017

     I took these photos of our yard yesterday - it's pure ice!   I have to park very near the door in fear of breaking a leg!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Jeffery Family Book - 1998

     My cousin Betty M. Jeffery and myself published our family history in 1998 after many years of research - it is titled "The Jeffery Family of the Isle of Wight and Prince Edward Island".
     We have copies available for $40 each plus shipping.  Below is the cover of the book.  It is 408-pages with photos, appendices and index.  In 1999 we received a Publishing Award for our book from the Prince Edward Island Museum & Heritage Foundation.
     The cover shows the two Islands associated with our family - the Isle of Wight, England and Prince Edward Island, Canada - the background with writing is a page from our 1752 Jeffery Bible, brought from England in 1810 - owned by Stephen Jeffery - it's been passed down through the generation and today I have it.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Winter 2016 - very different than Winter 2015

     I took these photos yesterday at the Homestead!  So far so good with winter weather being milder and less snow!
 Below photo taken a year ago onFeb. 28, 2015.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Fall 2015

     I took these photos the other morning at day break.  The homestead looks good following another summer.  
     Then I went out the road and took a photo of our little Holy Trinity Alma Anglican Church at daybreak.  The church was consecrated on Oct. 20, 1890 - 125 years ago next week!
     We've hosted two birthday partys at the homestead in the past few weeks - that for our mother Verna on September 16th - her 75th birthday; and for our father Wilbert who turned 85 years old on October 5th!
     The birthday cakes were made by Diane - Mom got an extra birthday carrot cake made by her 96-year-old mother, Empress.
     We had a great garden this summer - we were overflowing with yellow and green beans, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, carrots, beats, kale, lettuce and pumpkins!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mid Summer 2015

     The homestead is looking good these days, sorry that we don't have visitors staying this summer due to our well water problems.
     We have a great vegetable garden, Mom and Dad are enjoying vegetables already - I spent the morning pulling weeds!!