Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Black Eyed Susans & Begonias♥️


This past weekend at the cottage was a variety of weather patterns...
Sunny...hot...humid...cloudy...windy...still...rainy...
But...
Through it all...
The Black Eyed Susans my friend Devon brought me...
Are flourishing... 
Beautiful blooms...
Vibrant colour...
                                  Thanks Devon!

Once I get them planted in a suitable spot...
I will think of you...when their pretty faces show up in late July♥️




As always...
My precious Begonias...
Continue to put on a show...
They are certainly the never ending bloomers!
If you have never had them in your garden...mine are all in baskets!
I highly recommend them...
I always bring a few inside for the winter...
Sometimes they flourish...sometimes not...
But...always a show stopper...for sure!



We spent 3 1/2 days at the cottage...

Saw every weather pattern known to man!

Humidity...tremendous winds...to no wind!!

Watched lightning across the Lake in New York State...and very dark thick clouds...

I have pictures to share later...

How difficult to sift thru pictures...

And find just the right ones to share...

My Sunflowers, White Phlox and Squash flowers are incredible...

All my kids and  Miss V visited on Sunday...

There was a huge downpour, and we all ran for cover...

After the rain...the mugginess continued...but we did see the sun come back out...

And enjoyed another sit on the beach deck!

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

There was a huge weather sysytem moving thru yesterday...

Flooded a few major hwys down Burlington way...

The Burlington Skyway was shut from Thursday afternoon until last night...

Coming from Niagara to Toronto...

This skyway connects over the Hamilton harbour....1000's of people use this every single day...

It is on our route to the cottage...the inconvenience of it being closed, added about 1/2 hour to our trip...

It seems a DRUNK dump truck driver, had his dump part raised, and hit scaffolding on the skyway!!!

None seriously hurt...but...what an idiot!!

I think we should all be given his home address, so we can all go and give him a big old "boot to the head," for displaying such asinine behaviour!!

I hope they throw the book at him...the  repairs will be very costly, not to mention the 1000's of people he inconvenienced...

Climbing down from my soapbox now!


Enjoy your day....

Still expecting more rain here today...

                                 Cheers!   :o)
                                  linda

40 comments:

  1. We have had kooky weather too. Yesterday I swear it changed every five minutes... from torrential downpours to bright sunshine and everything in between. I was wandering an art expo and the poor vendors were having difficulty keeping everything strapped down and dry. Crazy! Love all the sunny yellow shades in this post - so bright.

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    1. Yup....same here...today isn't much better!
      Do you grow yellow flowers?

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    2. No - I don't have a garden. Should do something with my balcony but it's low on the list. We have a lovely little rooftop garden in our condo building and I enjoy that. My parents were great gardeners before they moved into a condo and I always enjoyed helping when I could.

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    3. Well...that is good! Enjoy the rooftop!

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  2. Crazy weather everywhere Linda! We have had such an icky couple weeks of humidity, rain, and heat. Just awful!
    Love your flowers, as always!
    xo Kris

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    1. Hi Kris...
      Hope you weren't affected by that mudslide....
      How is your garden?

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  3. beautiful flowers and a beautiful rant, lol

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    1. Ha!
      At least I kept it clean!
      Silly bugger....what was he thinking?

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  4. I am always drawn to yellow flowers. Your photos are beautiful. Sorry to hear about your drive home after having such a nice weekend. It's frightening to think that people still drink and drive. Moron! Glad you are home safe and sound. Crazy weather here, too all weekend. Today, nice and sunny. :) Deb

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    1. Moron is right!
      Today is kinda muggy..dull..rainy...
      Supposed to clear out tomorrow...
      The flooding was incredible!

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  5. I just read about the dump truck on another blog too, what a huge hassle. Drunk driving is terrible. Your flowers are so pretty, I enjoy those bright yellow colors.

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    1. It was a HUGE hassle....for so many people!
      I like the yellow too!

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  6. The black eyed Susans are putting on a glorious show here too. I saw a huge field of them beside the Lowe's store and would love to get over the fence and dig some out ... if you hear on the news of an old lady climbing fences to steal flowers it will be me :)
    Your begonias are fabulous too. Wondered if the closure of the Skyway bridge would affect your journey to the cottage.
    All sorts of weather here all weekend. SIL cooked turkey on the bbq on Saturday ... and I didn't get any photos ... shame on me. He'll have to cook another one just for my camera :)

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    1. Linda...if I lived closer, I would go with you! Hahaha!
      If they are growing in a field....they deserve to be pampered in our gardens!
      BBQ turkey,eh? How was it? Did it take a long time?

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  7. Love the new header, Linda.
    You seem to have had plenty of variety in weather there within such a small time frame.
    Love the photos as ever and the one of you..
    That drunk dump truck driver was most fortunate to escape your 'boot to the head' - gosh!! Shakespeare was right when he said, "Hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn!" ROFL. My dad would have said to him, "Hell's teeth! You blithering idiot!" . . . . yes he used to actually say that!! . . . lol
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    I've just written an ambulance story and making something to eat.
    Cheers ~ Eddie

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      I have never heard that saying before.....
      That guy needs to be strung up...seriously....costly and stupid!
      I will keep you all posted on the Vostok and his punishment...
      Perhaps his license should be revoked......FOREVER,

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    2. I await further news with interest.
      Perhaps if he evolves into a plant he might display more intelligence!! lol

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    3. So true!
      I will keep watching the news...to see what they do with the fool!

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  8. Wish I could say the same. My Black-eyed Susans are just starting to open. Love the yellow. New glasses?

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    1. You are further north, Linda...be patient!
      Glasses...just for reading....$ store! Hahaha!
      I have prescription ones for a lot of computer reading......

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  9. I Love the fuzzy pictures ….it shows how humid it was!

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  10. What a feast of sunny yellows, we've had quite a bit of sunshine here, which is a pleasant change!

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    1. Great word Jay....a feast...perfect!

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  11. floweres are fabulous! i hate (no i dont hate, actually) people who do DUMB things. i love your new header too - simply beautiful. that is one aspect of my blog i have yet to understand how to do. great post. cheers!!

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    1. Headers are easy to do....let me know if you need some help!
      Your animal faces keep changing! Cool!

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  12. I read about that man - idiot!! - on another blog who cause the highway issues, not good!!! I hope that the weather calms down a bit for you, it seems as though it has been very up and down this summer. At least you haven't had any of the white stuff!!! xx

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    1. It has been pretty darn hot....and humid....and stormy...what is this world coming to???

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  13. I can scarcely remember the weekend! Oh yeah, my sister and I went to see Columbus' ships in Rochester. It was gorgeous weather! Can't remember what it did later but I know it rained on Sunday night.
    Black-eyed Susans are among my favorites too. Them and sweet peas, and I don't have either this year. But, I do have those lovely zinnias.
    :0)

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    1. Yes...those Zinnias....lovely!

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  14. Nothing worse than a closed highway - or a drunk driver! When we were in a head-on car collision (totally not our fault, the young driver veered across the centre and right into us at high speed), the highway was blocked for 3-4 hours. We found out much later, and felt really bad for all those people whose day was held up, there being no alternate good alternate route available for them. At the time, we were taken to hospital oblivious of what was happening. Lovely yellow flowers, especially the black eyed Susans! xx

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    1. Oh my....how horrifying for you!
      It was not your fault.....glad you like the Susan's!

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  15. Those black-eyed Susan's are really gorgeous! Glad I got them for you and you can remember us always, as they bloom year after year!
    I thought of you when I heard the Skyway Bridge was closed due to an idiot driver. Glad it didn't inconvenience you too much!

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    1. Me too Devon......hope they do well♥️

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  16. Lovely black eyed susans! They spread, too, so you will have many more in the coming years. I just love them!

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    1. Need to find the perfect spot for them....

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  17. Really wonderful shots. The first one and then the seconds are my top picks. Brilliant.

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    1. Thanks Ivy....glad you enjoyed them....man, I love flowers!

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    2. They are things of beauty. So nice to see them. I didn't do ANY gardening this year. Not a one.

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    3. That's ok....you can enjoy mine!

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