Tuesday, 29 November 2011

On This Gloomy. Rainy November Day....Let's Talk PINK!

 Thought I would try and brighten this rainy day, with some pictures of some of my favorite PINK flowers.
 The one to the right, is a tiny succulent that blooms every summer.

This beautiful specimen below is a lace cap hydrangea. It is absolutely gorgeous to watch the flower head develop. Every step is amazing.

 This is a perennial succulent I have in a pink pot!

 This is an heirloom plant called "Turtle Head"...I inherited this self sower with the cottage. I have transplanted a few at home, but are slow to spread.
 This is a pink Obedient plant. Again, from the cottage. It flowers from the bottom up, and has a square stock!

They bloom in the late summer, and as you can see, it is quite a display...I have them in several beds throughout my property, so when they all bloom, it is awesome. The Hummingbirds love love love the Obedient plants
  As you can see they are very beautiful, and kinda resemble a snapdragon to me.  

Ahhhhh the Peony..I brought these 26 years ago from my mom's garden in Port Hope, and they have never disappointed

Love the pink tips of the succulent     
 The Cleome or spider plant , is really showy, but also really smelly...has kind of a skunky smell

 A basket of pink impatiens and pink kalanchoe....also a succulent that blooms for a very long time. Actually sold as a house plant, but I find them excellent for summer baskets.

Summer Anemone

Who can forget the perennial Sweet Pea..lovely to look at, and very sweet smelling

The Hollyhock is as old as the hills....I am lucky enough to have several different pink varieties

Sweet Pea buds
 another under appreciated plant by some gardeners...the Begonia..I can honestly say that I think they are splendid, and very long lasting

 This is a close-up of a very common plant...the Sedum...just the regular variety...beautiful, eh??
More Hollyhock

The Geranium is fabulous...long flowering, and easy to over to over-winter...they will bloom 'til the frost

The fall mum is truly a great performer...year after year

Purple coneflower

Pink Impatience

can't forget the violet

or the Easter Hydrangea

Cosmos always a big favorite

and of course the Rose of Sharon

                       Hope you all enjoyed my "pink post"

                        Tell me what you think of the new format...too big???
                 too colorful????  give me your thoughts...
                                            I appreciate your input!
                        Have a great pink day......

Monday, 28 November 2011

Did Someone Mention Beach Glass???

 On one of of my previous posts, one of my friends asked if I had ever found any Beach Glass on our beach at the lake? I responded "you have given me another idea"

So, last weekend, I took some shots of our sea glass collected, during our 15 years at the lake.

My husband finds most of it, and he always presents it to me......like a coveted prize!

A few pieces of my amber glass collection holding sea glass.
This is a stone with holes...a golf tee...and....wait for it....small green piece of beach glass!

The colours are amazing...from the pale aquas, to the deep greens. My favorite is the turquoise colour......very soft and tranquil 

You will notice the deep blue ones, mixed in with the white pieces

This particular milk glass  dish holds odd shells and claws we have found, along with old long fish bones

These are also from the beach...I found the soldier saluting, with no head!

 Except for the green lighter, and the Pez (purchased at a local sally ann), everything is from the beach...even the tiny retractable tape measure, and the acorns!

Aside from the eclectic mix of sunglasses, the pumpkin stalk, bones etc.......you guessed it...from the beach!!
I just threw in this picture of these vintage cook books to keep you on your toes!!!

                                              I hope you enjoyed my treasures from our beach!


Sunday, 27 November 2011

Friday Night Sleepover At The Lake

  We arrived at the Lake around noon....the wind was howling, and the waves were big. Although it was 14 degrees, the wind made it feel a lot nipplier! We got our stuff in...turned on the heaters...lit the stove...and most important of all..turned on the electric blanket!

The ducks are plentiful
The grass is still green
 There is never a shortage of leaves in the fall in Lowbanks....it is just the way it is!!
Well......Greg got busy.....I was running around checking out my gardens, to see where I needed to remove the leaves. If I leave them 'til spring, they are wet and soggy, and really hard to rake out

I gathered some twigs and logs from the beach, for our little firepit

Then I took silly pictures of my shadow!!

This is our great little fire pit...put it anywhere, and fire it up. To have a bonfire on the beach, the wind has to be just right, or you end up smoking everybody out...including ourselves!

The day got warmer, as it went along. The sunset was fantastic...it lit up the grasses

The setting sun makes the grass look red...

The windmills or wind turbines, as they now call them...looked great in the sunset

Took this last shot from inside the cottage. Once the sun had set, which unfortunately was at 4:45pm, we were forced inside, as it got too chilly.  We had a lovely fire inside...piping hot chili..greek salad, and delicious bread.....a few beers to go with that as well!!!

Best of all....we got to stay over one more time....and I got to dance with my boyfriend!!

                                                 Eat your heart out!!!!    :o)