Friday, 22 May 2015

Family Good Times....♥️

Miss V ♥️

Lissa & Erika...

Miss V & Auntie Lissa...water shoes...pollen floating on the lake!!

Ryan taking pics of Minnows...

What a perfectly glorious day...

Papa & Miss V...

The gang on the beach deck...

Anna...
Daughter Lissa...

Son in  law Jeff & son Ryan...

We ended the day with a bonfire...

As you can see by the water...the wind did a big switcheroo...

Had to put the fire out with the hose!!! 

  No fireworks, as too windy...and got very cold with the South wind...:o(

But...the beautiful weather more than made up for the disappointing winds...

We will do the fireworks next family get-together!!

Hope you are all having a great day!

Mine started very early!! 5am!!

Miss V had spent the night...and the first night in a double bed here...

She did VERY well...but I guess waking up...and being here...she came in to see us!!

No problem...down for breakfast...and played around for a while...

We will be packing the car shortly...off to the cottage...

Hope to get a few baskets planted up this weekend...and...

Wondering if it rained...and what is in bloom this week!

TO my American and British friends...enjoy your long weekend...

We may just do the same...again!!

Enjoy !

                 Cheers!  :o)
                  linda

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Beautiful!


Another very busy day here...

Miss V here for a sleepover...

Park...Bike...Nap in the big bed!!

Bath...dinner...books...pictures...pooped!! 

Hopefully bedtime soon...hahaha!

Had just enough time to snap this picture in the front yard♥️

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Hope you all had a great day...

Lovely and sunny here...

Enjoy your evening...

                 Cheers! :o)
                   linda
 


                                     

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A Few More In The Garden.....



I always am amazed that this Hosta comes up every year, in an old tin picnic basket!!

I see you Mr Frog!
 

I always make a weekend bouquet for the kitchen porch...

Also for the sunporch, but not yet this year...too chilly out there!!

Whatever is in bloom...goes into the vase!

Daffodils...Tulips...Forsythia...Lunaria...Ferns...Love this!
 

Purchased this wooden rocking chair planter over the Winter...

Plunked one of the Nursery plants in...

So cute!! But, I will switch it out...

Probably for some Basil!!

A few nice juicy Lilies have transplanted themselves here!!

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Hope you are all having a great day!!

Lovely and sunny here...breezy...a wee bit chilly...BUT...sunny♥️ 

A good evening for a nice comforting meal...

Grilled Pork Tenderloin...

Crispy roasted Yams and young carrots...and awesome asparagus!!

Lots of veggies...trying to shed a few lbs before our trip!

Oh...I haven't told you about that, have I?

I am also busy working on some crochet for someone very special!

I will reveal all shortly!!

Enjoy the rest of your day!!

            Cheers! :o)
               linda
 

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Snippets From My Weekend..........


My Ferns doubled in size I think...

Hopefully I can keep them watered, and they will last well into August...

My Evergreens are sprouting soft lush new growth...love this!!

The Native Mulleins that sprung up on the beach...are HUGE!

They will have tall spikes with tiny yellow flowers... 

They are supposed to help the respiratory system...




Very difficult for Stone Sculptures so far this year...

The beach took a real beating with that big aluminum dock that was there all winter...the stones are not as softly flowing...also difficult navigating the beach...especially after a few cocktails!! hahaha!

The Ajuga...or Bugleweed...is doing quite well this year...I dug it out from the lawn, and put it in one of the beds beside the beach deck...

 

Added these 3 tiny Daffodils to the window shelf, in the kitchen...overlooking the screened in porch...the windows have not been cleaned yet...YIKES!!
 


There were quite a few Tulips blooming...

This is a particular favorite of mine...

Mr & Mrs Wren are nesting...I think...in this bird house I painted, resting on the shed planter box...They were so busy, I tried several times to capture them...perhaps next weekend...Thanks to Eddie for explaining their mating rituals...the house I showed you last week, is full of feathers and twigs, but they were not flying around it anymore...
 





This is my happy face...

As I pulled into the Nursery on Saturday morning...

It was blurry Tammy...I did not have to blurry it up!!

I wanted to show you all my new glasses...I have to wear them all the time now...

The frame was called "Butterscotch"...so I knew we were a match!

I got the green transition lens..the newest thing!!

What do you think????

I only got a few things...

They did not have any Cosmos...or Cleome...so I will have to be on the search...

They only had red Impatience, and RED...is not my favorite flower colour...

Lots of time to find what I need...

It is only 12*c tonight!!!  Yesterday it was 29*c!!! Kooky weather!!

What is it like where you are?


Friday and Saturday were rather overcast...

And a fog kept rolling in...and rolling out...very limited sunshine...

And...of course...that nippy breeze!!

But.....Sunday...was spectacular...such a perfect day...

Here is a sneak peek...
 

Hope you all had a great weekend...I know...it is Tuesday,already!!

          Have a great week...

                  Cheers!  :o)
                      linda

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Bits & Bobs From A Very Busy Week.....


















1.   Crab Apple Blossoms...
2.   Miss V in a sea of Solomon Seals...
3.   Miss V and Papa under the blossoms...
4.   My Kalanchoe on the kitchen table...
5.   Apple Blossoms in a wee vase...
6.   View leaving the cottage on Sunday...foggy and gloomy...
7.   My shadow on the swings at the park...
8.   One Fern bed at the cottage last weekend...
9.   Red Tulip at the cottage...
10. Calm cottage waters...
11. Pachysandra in bloom at the cottage...
12. Forget-me-nots at home...
13. Peonies and ants at home...
14. Woodland Geraniums at home...
15. Miss V at the park...
16. Dandelion...
17. Miss V on the swing...weeeeeeee!!

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Hope you are all having a great day...

A very busy week here...and now a long weekend coming up!!

Busy getting things together and packed...cooking...etc...

You know the routine!!

Weather lovely today...weekend a wee bit iffy...some rain in there...maybe!!

For all you Canadians...have a great Victoria Day Weekend...

Hope your weather is good...and you get your hands dirty in the garden!!

My boyfriend and I are enjoying a beer in the afternoon sun...

On the deck here at home...

             Have a great one!!

                 Cheers!  :o)
                         linda