Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Bits & Bobs..........







Lots of blooms to admire at the cottage last weekend...We did a lot of watering...Just to keep what was green...still green...if you know what I mean!!
The Summer Anemone are opening...should be more this weekend...My begonias continue to delight...such beautiful hearty plants...wish I could have a whole garden full of them!! I have a few Zuchinnis ripening...and a few tomatoes...perhaps we can eat them this weekend...we have another long weekend up here...but, rain is predicted, so perhaps my kids will come out on Saturday...to enjoy being lakeside!! My path to the beach deck is getting slimmer!! I trimmed some of the Miscanthus, to make it easier to get thru!! The Yellow Hollyhocks are a big favorite this year...I thought they were white...but...they seem to be yellow! Fine with me!!I think I see a spider on one of them! Pesky little things...The Moon was right over the Lake...and could be seen by about 5pm...Love when there is a full moon...I hope it hangs around for the weekend!! I took a few shots last night, it was magnificent! Will share those shortly...
 


The flower lady...aka Erika...brought me a 1/2 dozen small Sunflowers, so I took them to the lake for the sunporch...you can see below, they are glorious!!
The sunset over the lake...with the Moon...and a few Purple Martins flying around...they should be gone soon...they are teaching their young to fly and how to eat and drink...both of which they do while flying!!



This was how it looked as we left the cottage on Monday morning...lots of lake fog...the water is still relatively cool...and when it hits the hot air...this is what happens...kinda cool, eh??


Hope you are all having a great day!

Hot as heck here...into the low 40's...sticky and humid...

I am just about to leave to go and get Miss V...

She will have a sleepover with Nana & Papa...have not seen her since she was so sick last week...♥️

I have some pasta sauce bubbling on the stove...her favorite!!

Got her a new pair of jammies yesterday...Minnie Mouse!

And a new bathing suit...Sophia!

She will be thrilled...gonna try and get her into the pool...:o)

                  Enjoy the rest of your day...

                          Cheers!
                                linda :o) 
 
















36 comments:

  1. Love the yellow hollyhocks, don't have any this year. Hot as heck here too, doing inside things this afternoon. Enjoy your time with Miss V

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    1. I did lots inside this am..and we went to DQ!! with Miss V...
      Enjoy your evening...

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  2. Lovely blooms! I think the moon will be full these weekend....hope it isn't cloudy!
    I stepped outside to water things and right back in....disgustingly sticky and hot out there!
    The pool sounds perfect...enjoy!

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    1. You are so right Betsy...feel sorry for people who have to work outside in this heat!!
      Hope to get in after dinner....

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  3. The misty pictures are so beautiful aren't they! Gorgeous sunflowers too! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy...the mist was fun to drive thru!

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  4. Loved all the blooms and all your bits and bobs . . . :) . .
    What a variety of interesting photos .. . . that lake fog looks a little eiree on Lake Erie . . lol
    Glad Miss V is better . . . :)


    . . . and that ski on your header where it meets the water is wonderful . .

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    1. HI Eddie....
      Yes...eerie on Lake Erie!!
      I know you mean where the "sky" hits the water.....right? tee hee hee!

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    2. Ah yes . . . me and my typos . . lol

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  5. All looks great!! Yes garden is flagging a bit here too (outside of Ottawa). Thank goodness for perennials. It is almost a full time job keeping the birdbaths cooled off and hand watering the planters and veg garden. I am lovin it..... heading out this aft to sit on the patio ... got a bottle of Prosecco chillin in the fridge .... anyone want to join me :-)

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    1. I'll be right over! Shall I pick up Deb along the way??

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  6. Hey Linda, your garden looks lovely and lush. And love your moon! Have fun with Miss V. I haven't seen my grandkids in a while because of my trip. I miss them like crazy. But I'll see them Sunday. Can't wait.

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    1. Hey Laurie!
      You must be full of stories to share....kudos to you for achieving your goal!
      Have fun with the grand kids!

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  7. Everything looks soo lovely there Linda ! I like how our valley river gets like the lake with the fog it is wonderful ! I hope Miss V is feeling better now . Looks like rain here this even all though it seems to go around us a lot these days and rain on everywhere but us lol ! Thanks for sharing wonderful photos . Have a good evening !

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    1. I think the fog is very cool!
      The rain skirts around us too! Hope it gets some tonight! It will be scorched!
      Enjoy your evening!

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  8. Gorgeous shots..that snail:)♥

    Love Hollyhocks..have none here anymore..they got leaf rust and died away..
    Looking good there!

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    1. Isn't he the cutest thing? Tried to get in closer...but could not focus....
      Mine got the rust a few years ago....they are smaller now..
      I could send you some seeds! Let me know!

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  9. your photos are amazing!
    I hope your little one is back to herself and you have a great sleep over!

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    1. She is, and we did! Thanks Laurie!

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  10. Wow - such a colourful variety of amazing photos! Love especially the ones with the little critters... the bees hanging on by their bee-tips, the snail... all so sweet.
    Also love the shot with the hostas in the bucket under the tree - looks great.
    Sunflowers so cheery!
    And yes, that moon... was so amazing when I saw it a couple nights ago.
    Hope you and Miss V are having fun in the pool! xxx

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    1. She will only sit on the steps, and dangle her toes! She is used to the splash pad where her Mom takes her...perhaps looks too deep...
      And she keeps telling us..."I can't swim Nana!"...we laugh so hard...so cute♥️

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  11. When I come to your blog, it feels like National Geographic photo's. They are so wonderful. I have to agree I love those little critters you found. And Miss V. How I hope you will share a picture of her new Minnie Mouse jammies.

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    1. Gee thanks Wanda...I do so enjoy taking pictures...sometimes wayyy too many!! hahaha!
      Got a shot of her in them...will do!!
      She loved them!

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  12. My, it is hot over there, Linda. You do have extremes of temperature! Lovely pink flowers, and healthy eating plants at the cottage. Have fun with little Miss V in the pool, and we'd love to see the Minnie Mouse PJs.

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    1. Hi Patricia.......will do!!
      thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Lovely pics - things seem to be growing beautifully. Have fun with little Miss V!

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  14. How beautiful are all yours flowers Linda look beautiful!
    Here is sooo grey now you know is winter but the next month I think we will have some blossoms!
    I saw some levander today!!
    A kiss for miss V hope she is doing well!
    Hugs
    xo

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  15. How beautiful! Yes your hollyhocks look lovely. Mine never came up this year!
    Glad to hear Miss V is better.

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    1. Thanks Linda.....maybe they will come up next year!

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  16. All of your photos are just wonderful. And yes, there will be a full moon this weekend. Friday is a blue moon -- the second full moon this month. Enjoy your time with Miss V! Glad she is feeling better.

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    1. Missed the blue moon.....too cloudy :o/

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  17. isn't it amazing how one tomato is bright red! and the others still green!
    lovely photos as always.
    and hopefully some pics of little miss v enjoying the pool next post? :)
    and the fog...
    i love fog! such an ugly word for it. maybe ... mist instead? dry mist? LOL.

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    1. Mist is much better...I do agree!

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