Monday, 20 April 2015

Friday....Noon 'til Five....


 It had been sunny and warm the whole drive on Friday....

When we reached the Lake...

We could not believe our eyes!!!

Pea Soup Fog!!!

And much chillier than we expected...

Oh well...

Made lunch...and then we got busy...raking!!!

Boyfriend got a new flag installed...

You can see how windy it was...

And foggy...

And lots of icebergs floating on the Lake...

Made for a rather chilly South breeze...


That big aluminum steps and handrails was still there...

It had floated in , in the Fall...

And stayed all winter...

One of our neightbours came over on Saturday...

And he and my boyfriend got it dismantled and moved...

It was soooo heavy!!

 



 As the afternoon progressed...

the sun melted some ice on the treetops...

which fell in huge drops onto our heads, while we worked...

my hair was soaked...

and kinda furry...

hahaha!





The fog started to lift around 5pm...

And the sun came out...

But...by then...we were cold and tired...

So we went inside around 6pm...
 











As we were eating dinner...

Around 7:30...

The sky turned shades of blue and pink...

Fantastic way to end the day...

Oh...

But of course...

A fire....♥️ 


Hope you are all having a great day...

Lots of rain here...and darn chilly!

We have Miss V for the afternoon...

She is sleeping right now...she already got a short walk in with her Papa, after lunch...between the periods of rain!!

We are having filet of sole, fried rice and fresh yellow beans for dinner...

Hope you all had a great weekend...

Saturday was gorgeous...but...one day at a time!! hahaha!

More later.....

Enjoy the rest of your day...

                               Cheers!    :o)
                                  linda
 

Friday, 17 April 2015

A New Garden Helper.......





When Miss V visited us on Wednesday...

The first thing we needed to do...

Was... 

Visit the Park...

So...

We changed into some "park" clothes...

And headed off...

"You coming Papa?"

"Absolutely"...♥️ 


After our afternoon snack...

Nana's banana cake with berries and yogurt... :o)


We noticed that there was some more raking to be done....

So...

Miss V got her gardening gloves on...

Found her rake hanging behind the fence...

And got to work...

Raking the deck!!

In her pretty dress and sparkly shoes!! 












 Don't you just love her wee gardening gloves!!

Made to measure!!
 She needed a short rest....after all her hardwork...

But first...

Lets stand on the footstools one more time!!



Time to go in...

Getting a bit chilly as the sun hides behind the trees...

We saw lots of birdies and squirrels...yes...red made and appearance!!

SO...in we went...watched a wee bit of Bubble Guppies...

And had veggie pasta...yummy!! 

Hope you all have a great Friday...and a fabulous weekend...

My boyfriend and I are off to the cottage....

My rake is calling my name....need to get that task finished...

Hopefully a beach bonfire if the wind is right...

See you all in a few days...

                               Cheers!  :o)
                                  linda
 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Bits & Bobs.....

 Planter purchased at a Thrift shop...$2...so pretty...


Last of the Tulip blooms...better get me some more!!
 

Found these on the beach at the cottage last weekend...I thought they were Poppy seed heads...I "googled"...seems they are Lotus Seed Heads...Like Water Lilies...how strange to find them on the beach...beautiful though...
 

When I rake the leaves from the beds at the cottage...I drag a tarp over...put the leaves on the tarp...and then the boyfriend and I drag the tarp down to the beach, to the firepit...much easier than filling the wheelbarrow  100 times!!
 

My boyfriend found another fishing lure on the beach last weekend... he has found 5 so far...and he keeps them on an old basket in the shed...cool,eh??


Purchased these perfect water shoes for Miss V...$1...they will protect her toe toes on the cottage beach...♥️
 

These next pictures are of my White Kalanchoe, purchased before Christmas. 
The buds that appeared a few weeks ago, have starting opening...and they are the most lovely shade of pale yellow!!!  how cool is that??
 





Last...

But certainly not least...

Miss V dressed on Monday, for The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball team opening game in Toronto!

Her Mom attended the game, while we had the pleasure of babysitting!!

GO JAYS GO!!!
















Hope you are all having a great day...

Another beautiful sunny one today...

Went up and picked out some new frames...getting my eye test tomorrow...

And...now that I am 65, it is free!!

The test....not the glasses! hahaha!

Will be leaving shortly to pick up Miss V...

She will be having her favorite dinner with us...

Vegetable pasta...

The sauce is simmering right now...

Ceasar Salad with that...but will pass on the bread tonight!!

I really should get back to fitness...getting lumpy here!

Perhaps next week won't be so hectic, and I can join the gals...{right Hester?}

Enjoy the rest of your day...

Anything exciting going on in your neck of the woods??

                              Cheers!   :o)
                        linda

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The Flower Lady Was Here....♥️









The Flower Lady...{aka Erika} was here last week...

She brought me the biggest bouquet of flowers ever...

Truly a Cornucopia of different types... 

And colours...

And they...

Still...

Look...

Beautiful...

Thanks Erika...♥️

 



Hope you all had a great day...

I fed the cats...and browsed IKEA...that can either be fabulous...

Or...

Very frustrating...

I found it to be a bit of both!!

Anyway...I am well stocked up on candles and such...

And I bought a new shelving thingy for the kitchen at the cottage...

We will see how that goes....assembly I mean...hahaha!!

After my trip out, I decided it was such a beautiful day...that...

I did quite a bit of raking here at home...

Tossed out scuzzy old garden ornaments...bird feeders...cracked pots...

A good job all around...

Peonies are poking thru...day lilies...crocus...daffodils look ready to burst...

Perhaps a garden tour will be soon...

Gonna have my favorite dinner...

Burgers and fries...perhaps the boyfriend will BBQ the burgers for me...

Enjoy the rest of your day...

                           Cheers!  :o)
                             linda
 

Monday, 13 April 2015

First Cottage Sleepover & Sunset for 2015....




It was darn cold on Saturday...

But we had our sleepover at the cottage...

Water is on!!

All systems are a go!!

Had a lovely fish dinner out at the local restaurant...

Slept like logs in our cosy bed...

Furnace is awesome!!

Sunday, we actually got some raking done...

Lovely warm day... 

You can see...

There is still lots of snow on the Lake...

And a lot to melt on the West side...

I took this from our bedroom window...

Boyfriend set up the bench...

And we soaked in a few rays...

Still pretty nipply!!
 

I also zoomed into this pic from upstairs...

Doesn't it look like a Polar Bear, climbing onto the ice!! 

It does....doesn't it??
 


I watched the Sunset hit the ice...

Beautiful!!

Through the remnants of last years Miscanthus grasses...
 




Hope you are all having a great day...

A very busy one here...

Feeding my daughters 3 cats in Burlington...they are away...

And...we have Miss V for a sleepover...

Her Mom is at the Season opening Game for the Toronto Blue Jays...

I am just about to put a Chicken Pot Pie in the oven...

And give Miss V a bath...

Enjoy your evening...

                                Cheers!  :o)
                                      linda