Tuesday, 1 September 2015

On This....The First Day Of September....


 As soon as I came down this morning...
I noticed the Moon, out my kitchen window...
Out I ran, to get a shot of it...
How fabulous is that!!
When I turned around...
I spied one of my Limelight Hydrangeas...
How glorious she looked in the early morning...




After my breakfast...
And Coronation Street...
I went up to streak my hair...
I found this product a few months ago...
I like the really white blonde it gives me... 
My hairdresser...who is also my back neighbour...told me to add corn starch to thicken it...then I just apply with my gloved fingers...hi-lites where you want them!! 
And not too pricey..at $10! 

While waiting for my hair to do "it's thing"...
I sat at the computer...
When I stared out the window...
I saw this!!
A vine climbing up one of our trees, has already turned red!!
Imagine that!!
On this...the first day of September...
 




After showering and getting myself together...

I ventured down to Winners to return a lamp I had bought a few weeks ago...

I did get a b'day present for someone, and a lovely grey sweater for myself!!

Tee hee hee!!

Then...

It was on to the Greenhouse, to get a few plants for the front and back...

I had only bought 2 planters this year...and they were...to say the least...looking pretty darn sad!!
So...

I picked up a few Fountain Grasses...and some Mums...and a big planter with both in them...

I think the colour will be fabulous...but I am not done yet...the weeks will bring lots of Fall colour to my garden!!
 







After all of that was squared away...

I was sweating!!

Gosh...it is oppressive out there!!! Really humid and hot!!

I got my toes painted!
Isn't this a great colour!!

Then...

It was time to make a cup of tea..

My daughter Lissa gave me this box of tea, at her BBQ...

Very delicious indeed....Thanks Doll♥️
 
So...
This is how my first day of September has gone so far...
What have you been up to??
Hot where you are???

My son is coming over, and boyfriend and I are going to treat him to dinner out!
Sounds like a perfect plan to me!!
Cooks night off!  I like it!!

Hope you are having a great day....
Enjoy the rest of it...

Happy September my friends!!

Cheers!  :o)
linda 

Monday, 31 August 2015

Cloudy Skies....








We arrived at the cottage early Thursday afternoon...

It was VERY overcast...but no wind...which made it lovely!!

Boyfriend and I got right to work...

I got the old paintbrush out...touched everything I could see!!

Grass got cut...

3 evergreens planted...

Martin House down...

A very productive day!!  Indeed!!










We finally settled down...

Down to the beach and beach deck...

Wish this sand was here when Miss V is visiting...

She would love to get her water shoes on...shovel and pail...and dig right in!!

Perhaps it will still be there this upcoming long weekend...as I am sure she will be visiting!!








As late afternoon arrived...it did brighten up!!

Aren't these clouds awesome!!

I do love taking pictures of them...

Here...the Seagulls and Ducks were having a feeding frenzy...

Love how the Seagulls glow in the sunlight...






Friday morning brought some lovely sunshine...

And a few lingering clouds...

Ahhh...

But...

That is for another day...


Sharing this bright beautiful Coleus...
Such a vibrant colour!!


Hope you all had a great weekend...

I sure did!!

Today is dedicated to laundry, changing the sheets, vacuuming,you know the routine...dusting...polishing...you name it!! All the boring house tasks...

Sticky and hot out there...the humidity is back!!
Gonna be a hot week!

Any plans for the Labour Day weekend?? 

 

 Miss V last week before her bike ride!!

Happy little girl♥️


Enjoy your day...
Hot where you are??

Cheers!  :o)
 linda

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Welcome Home......


When I saw her at the grocery store yesterday....
I knew she had to come home with me....
And....
I knew the perfect spot...
And the perfect container...

I do believe...
She looks fabulous there...
No direct sunlight...
But...
Plenty of natural light...
Hopefully...
She will flourish ♥️

Hope you all had a great day....
Still in the cool temps here....breezy....cloudy....few rain drops...
Had a wonderful day with Miss V....
Two bike rides...nice long nap....play doh and a tea party!

Think we might take off tomorrow afternoon for the cottage...
Enjoy the warmer temps coming in!

Hope you have a great evening...

Cheers! :o)
linda

ps...published this on my IPad...not the same as the big computer...look ok??





Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Family BBQ....♥️


And off we go for a walk...er...I mean a drive!! hahaha!
It was a gorgeous sunny day...
There is a lovely walkway thru an old cemetery, near my daughter Lissa and her husband Jeff's house...
Perfect for a Sunday drive!!
Complete with cat ears headband and new sunglasses...courtesy of Aunt Lissa!
My son Ryan and I are the photographers...
Want to see his!
Not sure if he got any of me!! 
 



Isn't this a gorgeous spot?
 


Back at Lissa's and Jeff's yard...love it here!
They had a new fence put in this Spring...
And their old deck ripped out...and completely rebuilt...bigger and better!!
 


Playing with Uncle Ryan and Aunt Lissa...
What a great yard,eh??
 











Miss V keeps telling her Uncle Jeff to clean out the treehouse!!

Is that Santa in there? hahaha! 


Chasing Uncle Jeff with the hula-hoop!!
 









Miss V having some yogurt after dinner...
You can see behind her...they had a big bench built in an L-shape...in front of the deck wall...with storage underneath...and their table has drop leafs, so we could all sit at the table together!! 

You can see the other side below...a cute bench,table,
umbrella and 2 cosy chairs!!

They are still looking for some new furniture...

Awesome job on the deck!!

Hi Lola!!



Lissa has added stones from the beach at the cottage...small pieces of driftwood, gathered on their trips to Maine and New Brunswick...
Looks cool,eh??
 



I made them both up a small basket of goodies...to help celebrate their new outdoor space...and some nice hot drinks for the upcoming Fall weather...He loves coffee and she drinks tea!!
A few tea towels...placemats...spoon rest...cute "piggy" plate...paper napkins and some lovely blanket stitched Fall napkins...I hope they enjoy everything!!


We had a great afternoon...everyone enjoying our time together...
Dinner was grilled chicken,steaks,veggie burgers,potato salad and gluten free pasta salad...delicious!!


Hope you are all having a great day...
Weather is kinda gloomy here...threatening rain...breezy...on the cooler side...
Did a HUGE grocery shop...and a new wee plant!!

Looks like we are going to enjoy some baked pork chops...
Mashed potatoes with gravy...
Fresh Peaches and Cream corn on the cob...
And some sauteed peppers, onions and mushrooms...

Chicken soup on the stove...will be delicious for tomorrow...

Have a great evening... 
Cheers!  :o)
linda