Monday, 20 July 2015

Back Garden At Home...After A Rain...

Goose-Neck Loosestrife

Day Lily
Daisies

Balloon Flower





Pink Phlox

Geranium Buds...Miss V's green crocs♥️


Geranium


What a crazy weekend that was!!! We had a wonderful time on Thursday at the cottage with daughter Lissa and SIL Jeff...the boys went golfing and Lissa and I had a good old chatfest!!

Friday dawned to very dark, grey, wet skies...after a slow start, boyfriend and I went for a long drive....had lunch...did some thrift shopping...back to the cottage around 4pm...had cleared somewhat, and the sun even came out for a while...

Saturday was miserable...FOG!!! to start the day...we decided as we had Miss V's birthday on Sunday, that we would tidy up and go home...drove thru lots of rain and thunder...had a lovely steak dinner at home...

Sunday was still crummy, with thunderstorms, tornadoes...you name it! It rained on our way out to the get together..

Some cake, family and  a few of my daughters close friends, to celebrate being 3!!

Where does the time go??


 
 

Can you imagine Miss V's surprise, when she unwrapped this from Auntie Lissa and Uncle Jeff!!!

She was over the moon to say the least!!

Her very own VW Beetle!!


How Cool!!

 
 
 The day was hectic...but a success...Miss V loved all her gifts...and a very delicious cake too, I might add!!

Hope you all had a great weekend...

We are off tomorrow to visit some very dear friends...down Peterborough way...they are fortunate enough to have torn down their cottage, and built a permanent home on Clear Lake...in Lakefield...can't wait to see it!! We are spending the night...YIPPEE!!!  a sleepover...with friends!!

Tonight we are having grilled maple Salmon...new potatoes with butter and fresh chives and crunchy fresh yellow beans...

Enjoy your evening...

Cheers!   :o)
 linda




















 





52 comments:

  1. Every girl needs a convertible, I say! How cute is that!?

    Love the daisy with the raindrops....perfect!

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    1. Very cute!
      I love that one too!

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    2. You ok up there? You're MIA for a few days...how are we supposed to carry on? We don't even know what you're having for dinner! haha....hope you're just busy having fun. :)

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    3. AOK...thanks Betsy♥️

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  2. My goodness, she is growing up fast. What a fab gift. She'll be the envy of her little friends. Goose-neck Loosestrife is so beautiful. I have two here and love them. And the daisies are so sweet. Have fun at your sleep-over. :)

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    1. I knew you would love the Daisies, Deb♥️
      I intend to have a fabulous time!
      Made a blueberry buttermilk bread to take! Along with a few other goodies!

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  3. Happy Birthday Miss V! How fancy to have your own car at three!
    Enjoy Lakefield! Who am I kidding...who DOESN'T enjoy Lakefield!
    Jane x

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  4. If you would have asked I would have said she was turning 2. Where does the time go, indeed?

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    1. We have been friends a long time Birdie!

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  5. Happy 3rd Birthday to the gorgeous Miss V in her fashionable tomato red VW convertible - what a lovely aunt and uncle to have

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    1. Hi Rosemary...long time no see! How are things?
      They are lovely....and they adore Miss V♥️

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  6. VW Beetle . . . for a mini birthday gal . . . PERFECT
    I love it!

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    1. Hahaha! Pretty cool, eh Lynne?
      Hope you had a great weekend!

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  7. How cute is that? Happy Birthday Miss V!
    Too bad you couldn't take a detour on your way back . We are only 1 hour west of Lakefield.

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    1. Hahaha!
      Maybe next time, Linda!

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  8. Nice car . . . just like her Nanna . . . :)
    3 already . . . my time flies by.
    Loved the drops on the flowers/leaves . . .

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    1. Hi Eddie.....
      What a gift,eh? Lucky girl!
      I so enjoy capturing those photos....

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    2. She'll be asking for a Ferrari soon . . . lol

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  9. Yes I was also thinking 3 already? WOW ! Lovely photos . Yes the weather was so up and down on the weekend but no tornado's here or warnings though . WOW ! Thant is a cool car Miss V has there ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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    1. Yup....3 already!
      Weekend was crappy weather....much more cosy here at home!
      You wanna go for a spin? Hahaha!

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  10. What a lucky little girl she is! I want my very own VW car, too!

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  11. I want that car! So cute. Looks like she is in seventh heaven.
    Such beautiful flower shots.
    I love Lakefield - such a pretty area. Enjoy!

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    1. Pretty cool, eh Suzanne?
      I have never been to Lakefield...very excited!

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    2. It's beautiful - was at Lakefield College School for the Ontario Youth Choir for several summers when I was a youth and it was lovely. Prince Andrew attended the school around that time as well.

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    3. Yes...we drove past that! You sure have been a lot of fabulous places Suza!
      We were on Clear Lake....absolutely gorgeous!

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  12. Gosh, the photos of Miss V. and her new VW made me smile. Have lots of fun at your "sleepover" in the Lakefield area. We are leaving early for some Pan Am track and field at York U tomorrow, should be fun. Take care and enjoy...

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  13. Happy Birthday to sweet Miss V. Love her new VW, or VeeDub as we call them in Australia! More pretty flowers - you are a fantastic green thumbs, Linda.

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    1. Thanks Patricia!
      How funny...VeeDub!
      Have a great week...

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  14. Gorgeous flowers, Linda! So much blooming now. How do you like loosestrife, I was told it spreads rather quickly but I think it's lovely!

    Happy Birthday to Miss V. If it's possible---she gets cuter every day!

    This weather is so wonky. Have a ball with your friends!

    Jane x

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    1. IT is easy to pull out, if it gets where you don't want it!!
      At the cottage, I have a much less structured feel to the garden...more wild!! hahaha!
      Here at home, I keep it controlled...

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  15. Wow, Linda...All of a sudden, Miss V doesn't look like a "little" girl, but quite the young lady. Love her hair getting longer. And that car...how darling.

    Your pictures with the rain drops.....to die for.

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    1. Thanks Wanda...she is growing too fast!!
      Want to keep her little a while longer♥️

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  16. Happy, Happy Birthday to Miss V. Our B will turn three in August. They really seem to make such a change from baby-ish toddler to child at this milestone. Too quickly they grow up! Your flowers are so beautiful, Linda! And, I love Miss V's new ride. Wish I had one of those myself. Hehee. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Yes...I noticed that too!! So independent...wanting to do everything by herself! So cute!
      I do believe you have one, Tanna!

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  17. Miss V is one blessed little girlie! Her Beetle is so cute and I'm sure she'll have lots of fun driving around in it. I like the gooseneck loosestrife. It's a beauty. The weather here is so dreary this week. Putting a damper on things but I hope it clears a bit for the big party on Friday evening. Wanna come down and help me celebrate? lol Enjoy your day. xx

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    1. Funny week here too Pam...bit of rain this am...windy...still humid!
      Aha...the big b'day coming up! Would love to be part of it!!
      Early birthday wishes to you!!

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  18. I love 3:)

    Oli will be 6..but when he turned 3 we all chipped in and he received the red convertible mini Cooper..we were all so excited..

    and..he wouldn't get in:) it scared him.. eventually ..the next yr..he quite liked it;)

    Kids are so so cute..Happy 3rd bday to your doll..

    we have a lot of the same blooms..
    hope you take pics of the new house!

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    1. Me too!
      She loved it!! But no room at her place, so Lissa and Jeff have it at their house...not far away, though!!
      She is wanting to go over and go for a real spin!!
      Oh...I WILL take pics...for sure!!

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  19. Fantastic car!!! Happy Birthday to Miss V!!! I love the flowers after the rain, they always look so happy don't they! xx

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    1. Yes they do Amy! Hope you are well....

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  20. Oh wow, I'm sure Miss V loved that gift. Love the daisy photos, my favourite flower.

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  21. what a wonderful post! starting with my favorite... rain drops on flowers ...
    and miss v in her new car! and handsome jeff and lovely lissa!
    hope your sleepover was fantastical!!! xo

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    1. Oh it was Tammy! Had a great time...beautiful setting.....a bit slow today! Hahaha!

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  22. Has Miss V gotten out of her new car yet? lol! I'll bet she was over the moon when she saw that! She is so cute.
    Hope you had a nice visit with your friends. Your flowers are just gorgeous!

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    1. Hi Cheryl.....
      Thanks! We had a great visit!

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  23. Your flowers are beautiful. I am missing mine this summer. Have to change that up next year.
    Time goes way too fast these days. We'll be having a 3 year old birthday in September for our Jakie Boy.
    Happy Number Three to Vivian!
    :0)

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  24. Hi Martha.....
    Your summer has been different for sure!
    Settling in to your new schedule, has been difficult....you will figure it out...
    Enjoy your week...

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