And the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high”

“Your daddy’s richAnd your mamma’s good lookin’So hush little babyDon’t you cry”

“One of these mornings
You’re going to rise up singing
Then you’ll spread your wings
And you’ll take to the sky.” –

“But till that morningThere’s a’nothing can harm youWith daddy and mamma standing by.”

Summertime from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Summertime

About a week after we came back from our U.S.A. Road trip 2013, we went camping for a few days  at James River, Alberta, Canada, We have camped here a few times before.
Hubby hung our hammock over the river. It was a lovely hot weekend.

This hammock is 11 foot long and 7 1/2 foot wide, so that you can lay across it. Read here about the hammock angle.  Hubby made our hammocks from Taffeta material (banquet table-cloths.) Sourced from

Sleeping in a hammock guide

I built a stone sculpture.

Kris doing what she does best.

I did some scrap-booking in the shade, while hubby went out on the quad.

Bear-spray on the table, just in case.

I was dying to try out some new rubber-stamps, but I found that they dried out too quickly. Aren’t they beautiful ? I got them at a thrift-store for a bargain.

Hubby doing some gold panning.

We hung up a trap made from an empty Aloe juice bottle, filled with a concoction for the bugs, but they weren’t to bad. How to make a wasp trap.

Goodbye summer.

Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime ORIGINAL 1970

James River


  1. ‘Wake up!’
    ‘Wha…?’ *SPLASH!* 🙂
    I’d be a bit nervous in that hammock.
    We are used to fly spray. Spraying at bears buzzing around is a scary thought!
    You are insatiable campers, indeed.


    • LOL and that water is C-O-L-D! I don’t thin I would be able to sleep in it.
      Thank goodness we haven’t used the bear spray yet, but it’s not only meant for Bears.
      The summers are so short here, but at least we have done a lot of camping this year and that was probably our last, as it has cooled down a lot since then.


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