Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Here & There.......










My Gardens at home, are progressing nicely...

I always depend on my hearty Perennials to provide most of the colour...

I only have a few potted Annuals this Summer, as I find it very difficult to keep everybody happy and healthy, with 2 properties to look after!! 

I am absolutely loving the Strawberry Plant that my daughter Lissa gave me for Mothers Day!!! The Flowers are gorgeous, and the berries themselves are so delicious!!! I have potted up a few runners, so we will see how they progress.

My front garden is covered in these wee Anemones...such a beautiful sight!!

My Peonies are sadly finished for another year...

Wonder if there is a variety that blooms later in the season??? 

Oh well....they were gorgeous!!!! And as I have told you before...they were all my Moms plants...so that makes them extra special 💓💓💓

Oh...and I got a new pair of flipflops!!! hahaha!! Walmart....sparkly!!

Now...for a cottage tour.......

 











We had a lovely stretch of days, with lots of sunshine, and a calm Lake!!

The Bridal Wreath Spirea was in all its glory.. I used it for my porch arrangement that week...

My daughter and SIL visited on Saturday...a few sprinkles, so we spent a bit of time on the screened sunporch...man that comes in handy so often!! 

We later went down to the beach deck, but it was cloudy the whole time...

Spectacular lake views though!!

I planted Peas this year...the flowers are just like Sweet Peas, only white!! 

Perhaps there will be more progress when I get back down there...

Supposed to be raining down there today...and very very windy!!!! What else is new???

We'll get back down Thursday...and hope for great weather...

On our way home last Sunday, I grabbed a photo pf my sweet little Ponies ♥️




Hope you are all well...

     Thanks for visiting...

          Have a great week and weekend....

                  See you soon...

                          Cheers!  :o)


                              linda ♥️


Monday, 4 June 2018

Hello There...How Have You Been??





















Hello everyone!!!

Hope you are all well, and enjoying this weather!!! 

Today is a bit blustery here at home, but the hotter temps of last week are gone for awhile...

We have been spending quality time at the cottage...picking our days, here and there...so much nicer to enjoy the great weather, and not worry about rain at the cottage.

 I would MUCH rather be here at home in that kind of weather!! 

We got the sunporch all opened up and cleaned...

Furniture outside all cleaned up... 

My Annual baskets are planted up...

Hoping they got some rain last night, as we had a great rainstorm here at home.

With the pool open here now, we need to keep at it, as the keys are falling from 4 big Maple trees...1 in our yard, and 3 beside and behind!! 

We got in a few bonfires at the cottage, and my boyfriend did an excellent job cleaning up all that mess from the Winter storms. 

The Orioles are hopefully nesting in one of our trees, and we have a few pair of Swallows in a few bird houses up near the cottage... 

We do have a Wren nesting as well, but I have failed to get a shot of her yet...
She was giving my boyfriend heck the other day, as he was too close to her wee house! hahaha!! 

At home here, I had my first Lilac blooms, on a small bush I brought home from the cottage...

And my White Peonies are already done  :o(  ....

I have 2 other bushes of Peonies...Pale Pink and Hot Pink...

The hot Pink bush, has only 5 buds on it!! Wonder if the Spring was too harsh for her...she is usually loaded with buds!! 

I think they may open tomorrow...so perhaps I will cut them, and take them with me to the cottage on Wednesday...:o)

 


Last Friday was a PD day for Miss V...and we asked if she could have a sleepover with us...

She arrived at 7:30 am...and of course her Papa had heated the pool for her, so she was raring to go!!! We got her to wait til 9:30 or so...she amused herself with her Ipad...playing spelling games!!

We had brought her some goggles from FLorida, and she liked them, but she still had to hold her nose!!

When we went out for lunch, we got her another pair, that covered her nose...I told her she had to not breath into it, as it will go foggy...she looked so cute in both pairs!!!! And......had a ball being a mermaid for hours!!! 

 


My other sweetie...Miss Nora...is already over 6 months old!!!

Her mom and dad send me photos, as we don't get to see them as often as we would like... 

Isn't she a dollie???? ♥️♥️♥️♥️

And look at those blue eyes??? Just like her Daddy... 

 


 

                                                            HA HA HA!!!!!
 


During that heat wave, I made  a lovely meatless dinner....YUMMO!!!


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Okay...that's it from me...up to the minute...:o)

       So easy being on IG...this post took me HOURS!!!

          Finding the pics...editing...posting...writing...I am exhausted! hahaha!!!


             Have a great week everyone...

                     See you soon...

                            Cheers!  :o)

                               linda ♥️