Monday, 30 March 2015

Hey....Quit Horsing Around!!








On our weekly visit to the cottage last Friday...

We came across these lovely specimens enjoy this Spring snowfall...

Decked in their finest blankets...they certainly had a lot of fun!!

Just as I was rolling the window up...

The Redhead did a great "High Ho Silver", jump in the air...

And I missed it...bummer!!

Hope you are all having a great day...

Weekend was on the cool side here...

Blustery winds again...making for a windchill...brrrr...

Not going out today...

Laundry going...some ironing is calling my name...

and my crochet project is heading down to the wire...

So......

Off to the couch I go...

I think this  big mug of tea is in order.... {in my new mug}

With a side of sliced Granny Smith apples...

YUM!!

Enjoy your day!

        Cheers!  :o)
          linda






Friday, 27 March 2015

Cutest Chickadee...♥️



I must say...I am so happy that the birds have returned to my yard...

The Chickadees are plentiful...as well as the Nuthatch...

I have been unable to capture them yet this Season...

I will keep on trying!!
 
We had a day trip to the cottage today...

Drove thru a few snowstorms on the way there and back...

Got some nice shots of some Horses being "frisky" with each other...hahaha!

Nothing "X" rated...don't worry!!

There was less snow again at the cottage...but still huge drifts on the west...

We put the furnace on at 50*F...

And I put the electric blanket on our mattress  on "low"...

We hope to have our first sleepover...maybe...next Saturday!!!

No water...but we have done that before...no problem for one night!!

I will do Easter dinner on Good Friday...that way...everyones weekend will be free for other things...

Hope you are all having a great day...

Quite chilly and windy here...-2*c...brisk north wind...

It was 0*c at the cottage...but luckily no wind!

Pork tenderloin tonight...mashed taters...grilled veggies...

Enjoy your weekend...

                            Cheers!  :o)
                               linda
 

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Last Weeks Cottage Drive......


Whenever we pass this place...

We are always looking for the Horses...

We got lucky...they were putting them thru their paces...

And these Canada Geese  are looking for water!!

The pond just near them, was still frozen!!
 

It was a brighter day last visit...

A bit less snow...we were able to jump down to the beach...

It has melted to a layer of sand...not very attractive!!

Hope that has melted more for this weeks visit...

 
My boyfriend took a pic of me on top of all the ice at the shore...

Hope this has gone too!!

But...

Probably not...the weather has cooled down again...although much warmer down in Niagara..


I found the first piece of Beach Glass for 2015!!

Quite a large one too.... 

Added it to this pitcher...we have plenty more!!

Perhaps I should do something will all of it...
 


From inside...you can see most of the snow is on the West side of the property...

This will take a long time to melt...unless we get a heatwave!!

YAY!!  Let's hear it for a heat wave!!!   heat wave...heat wave...heat wave...

I can't hear you!!
 






Here's me...

Inside...

40*f...

brrrrr...

Can't really put the furnace on yet...

Hopefully in a few weeks...

When my boyfriend can get the water on...

Then we will be in business!!













This is coming down the Niagara Escarpment into Beamsville...

This is Lake Ontario...

On our way home...

One of our favorite thrift shops is there...and...of course...

I needed to stop in!!










Hope you are all having a great day...

We have Miss V today...she is napping...what a great little sleeper she is ♥️

Tonight is Fish night!!!

Light the smelly candles..open up the windows...HAHAHA!

My favorite choice the last few months has been Cod...

SO darn tender, moist and flaky...especially after bathing in buttermilk...

{Just had to say that!!!!}

And rolled in Panko crumbs...

Rice and sauteed mushrooms and peppers on the side...

I think a Ceasar Salad to start...with fresh grape tomatoes....

And thinly sliced red onion...yummy!!

Have a great day!!

What's going on at your place??

                                Cheers!  :o)
                                    linda

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Young Male Cardinal....



The other night...

We noticed a lot of commotion in the back yard...

We couldn't believe our eyes!!

I have seen Robins do this...as you can see in my header...

But never a Cardinal!!

I have a lot of mirrors in my gardens...

This one was at ground level...

Poor young Mr Cardinal, must have thought it was another Male...

And this being "that" time of year...

Decided he would have none of that!!

These were taken from inside...the mirrors have all their winter dirt still on them..

He was jumping...pecking at the mirror...those shots are all blurry!!

I took a few more...love the way his tail is splayed out in the one...

We put him out of his misery...

Went out and covered the mirror...

He came back a few times...but he was satisfied...

He had chased that other Male away...hahaha!

Hope you all had a great day...

Rainy here...and actually kind of cold!

Tomorrow more of the same...:o(

Enjoy your evening...

I am catching up on the old episodes of "Call The Midwife"...

New Season starting soon...where the heck is Doc Martin??

What were you up to today...anything exciting?? DO tell....

                                  Cheers!   :o)
                                    linda
 

 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Delicious...& Juicy.....♥️



When I was washing and slicing these incredible Strawberries last week...

These 2 Berries looked like Hearts to me...

What do you think....?

 

Our Miss V is still napping...

Her and I had a very busy day together...

Starting out with Bowling at 10am...

Walmart and a bit of grocery shopping...

Home for Peanut Butter sandwiches...with a side of banana and apple...

A wee bit of ice cream sandwich...and berries and yogurt!!!

Man...what an appetite!!  Hahaha!!

Not me!!!

I had a scrumptious egg salad sandwich...:o)

Breakfast for dinner tonight...gotta love it!!

Hope you are all having a great day...

Enjoy your evening...

                               Cheers!  :o)
                                 linda