Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A Very Flowery Weekend.....












It was certainly a flowery weekend around here...
Got my front planter done...pansies,tulips,daffodils,
pussy willows,and a few Easter
eggs...for good measure!

The Easter table was dressed with
Pansies and assorted eggs and chicks!!

The Yellow Crocus I bought is blooming lovely....♥️

The Flower Lady brought me huge
bunches of Lavender tulips...
Love the way they spread themselves out!!

My new Violet is loving it beside the Hot Fuschia Kalanchoe...

The Peach Begonia is looking very pretty...

And...one of my Geraniums from outside is putting out Flower buds!!! I couldn't be happier....well...I could...but this is awesome!!

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From the looks of your blogs....you all had a very nice weekend and Easter...

Nothing like family time, eh?  Reminds me of the good old days...♥️

I have a few photos...I will share later...hoping my Son will send me a few...

We tried for a family photo...but the day went so fast...and then Miss V had to get home to bed...


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Crazy weather today....rainy...then sunny...then dark clouds...and of course the hideous winds!

Yesterday was nearly 20*c here....very warm...

The plumber is at the cottage today...fingers crossed!!!

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        Hope you are all having a great day...

             On the menu tonight....

                 Turkey Pot Pie !!!  surprise...surprise!!   Salad on the side...

   
                         Enjoy the rest of your day...

                             Cheers!  :o)
                                linda 

ps....Happy Earth Day....thanks Tammy!♥️♥️♥️

                            

Monday, 21 April 2014

The Icebergs Have Floated Away....

     Finally a more Summer-like view....well...except of course for all the raking that still needs to   be done....but...at least the Icebergs have floated away...so much better!!


The new flag is up....Welcome another cottage season!!













It was a glorious Saturday afternoon....North wind, so perfect for a lakeside bonfire...and a few refreshments!
Of course...this was after the big clean-up featured below!
this was my biggest job that I got done...cut 2 of the big Miscanthus...rake all the leaves out...get them down to the bonfire...YAY!!!
Still lots of raking to be done...but...with this warm weather, perhaps a few blooms soon!


     


We also enjoyed another bonfire with our neighbours...

Then retired inside...for a lovely Rib dinner...

And a cosy sit by the fire inside!

I have not mentioned the one problem we have...

The water would not start...seems we have a leaky pipe in the basement...a plumber will be required...
BUT.... we did spend the night...toasty and warm in our bed...
But no water....YET!
Hopefully real soon....... 








And a kooky picture of me and my boyfriend!
DO we look SLEEPY or what???
Well.......WE WERE!!!!



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            Hoping you all had a great Easter weekend!

               Always over too darn fast...

                  Time to put the Easter decorations to rest for another year!

                        Enjoy the rest of your day...

                                    Cheers!  :o)
                                         linda          








Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter.........



               Hope you all have a wonderful day....


                                    Cheers!  :o)
                                        linda

                               Don't eat too much chocolate!!!!!

Friday, 18 April 2014

BIts & Bobs From My Week.......




The Turkey is resting...
All crispy and golden...under foil and towels...
To keep it warm 'til Dinner...
Veggies are all in their prospective vessels...
Ready to boil or roast...
Apple Strawberry Blueberry Raspberry Blackberry pie...
Is baked and at the ready...

Just waiting for my favorite guests to arrive...

Thought I would share a few pics from my week...

1. Junco scrounging for seeds...I thought they were just a Winter bird here?
2. Male Sparrow...
3. Bought myself a new Violet...
4. Also...a Peachy Begonia
5. The Finches are plentiful...
6. Made my first Easter Tree...inspired by Deb at "just Cats"..hers is gorgeous...in my sidebar
7. Guess who else loves my bananna/berry cake with fruit and yogurt?
8. Nuthatch....Mr Busy...very hard to photograph...
9. Not Red...but looks suspiciously related!
10. Sunset thru the White Pines...
11. SO...I bought some Butter Tarts...only ate 1...honest! aren't they magnificent?
12. HONESTLY....I only ate one!!
13. And the best little peek ever...I got this ready just in time for Easter...
      For my favorite wee gal...will show you more very soon!

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So...that's my week in a nutshell...
     Hope your day is going as planned...
        And your family meal is enjoyed by all...
           Whether it be today...tomorrow...or the next day...
                Whether it be Ham, Turkey, Lamb or a lovely roasted veggie feast!

           There is nothing more important than Family time...
                Savour these days....hug everyone...kisses all around...
                    I plan to have a wonderful day...
                      So far....it is going right on schedule...
                         Even got my planter done...with a few Pussywillows...
                            And a few Easter eggs dangling!

                  Life is wonderful......ENJOY!!!!

                                            ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

                              Cheers!   :o)
                                  linda      







Thursday, 17 April 2014

Healthy...Heavenly...Hydrangea Hues ♥️










      I don't know a living soul...

      Who doesn't LOVE The Hydrangea...

      I picked this potted one up, about 2 weeks ago...

      It came with 3 large BLUE blooms...

      And one tiny still GREEN bloom...

      It depends on the time of day that I take a picture...

      And it can be either BLUE...or MAUVE ♥️

      The smaller GREEN bloom, now has a tinge of BLUE at the ends...

           I am loving the CREAMY centres....♥️

      Hoping this will last long enough to plant at the cottage...

      One of my resolutions was...PLANT MORE HYDRANGEAS...

      And...
          I intend...
              To do...
                  Just that....♥️

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           Hope you are all having a great day...

           Sun shining....still chilly...East wind...

             I need to get my flowers on the table...

               And into my front door pot...

                    Going out for dinner...as I will be BUSY COOKING tomorrow!!

              Enjoy the rest of your day...

                   Cheers!  :o)
                       linda