Tuesday, 28 June 2016

New Flag!!

I forgot to tell you all!!

I know I have shown you our flag on the beach many times...

My boyfriend buys them at the $ store, and we usually go thru 3 a year!!

We did not put up our Martin House this season...we hardly got any mating birds...and it is such a lot of work...so......the pole stood there!!

My daughter and SIL bought a flag mount, and a beautiful big flag for their Dad on Father's Day!!

They came out to the cottage...and Jeff got it installed for us!!

We love the way it looks!!!!





Doesn't it look awesome from way up at the cottage??

We could not see the other flag from up there...

Thanks so much to Lissa & Jeff ♥️


Do you remember when I showed you how much Miss V's sunflower seeds had grown at the cottage??? Well....when I returned the next week...SOMEONE had eaten them all!!! Not sure if it was Chipper or the Squirrels!!


This is how it looked....:o(

I bought some more seeds...planted them in a smaller pot...and I left it on the sunporch...to ensure NOBODY eats them!!!!

Hoping for some seedlings when I return this Thursday!! 

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Hope you are all having a great week...

We are dry as can be here in Southern Ontario...

Pure cloud today...cooler...but kinda damp and muggy...

Hoping for some rain overnight...

In honor of the cooler temps...I am making meatloaf and roasted potatoes...

Fresh Asparagus with that...I also got some of our Canadian Strawberries...

                                   DELICIOUS!!!! 


    Enjoy the rest of your day....

             Cheers!  :o)

               linda ♥️

52 comments:

  1. The flag is gorgeous, Linda. :) Aw...I bet it was the squirrels. Chippies are too cute to be bad.

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    1. OK...I'll take your word for it!

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  2. that flag looks so impressive,, it looks amazing,,
    I'm so sorry the sunflowers were dug up,, what a shame,,

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    1. I love the flag! Yes....darn whoever ate them!

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  3. I love that about you..flying our beautiful flag w/ pride..Dollar Store? Never knew..hadly anyone flies flags here..
    I love that in the US we see so many..
    FYI chippies eat my strawberries.

    Love your waterfront..etc..

    pity the seeds..seedlings..:(

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    1. Now we have 2!
      Pity the seeds and seedlings...so sad...:o(
      Now...if someone eats them on the sunporch, I am in BIG trouble! Hahaha!

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  4. Great flag flown with pride . . . :)

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  5. What a beautiful flag and great flag pole to display it. Oh those little buggers for eating Miss. V's Sunflowers. Was she very sad? I must confess I haven't been a very good visitor of late. I've got "blogopause"...you will have to check my blog for details. HaHa.

    I love meatloaf and haven't made it for a while..usually make scalloped potatoes but love roasted ones too.

    Hope you're having a good week.

    Hugs

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    1. She was ok...hahaha! Not really sure she knew what I meant!
      I will check out your post...

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  6. I love the flag! We have a big one on our front porch....always nice to see! What a great idea to put a big one on your Martin house pole and I love that you can see if from the side like that!

    It's going to be cooler here the next few days~ already feels better!

    Love your header,....our forget-me-nots are done blooming I think. One of my favorites~!

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    1. ME too Betsy...I love that we can see it when we are on the sunporch..
      We had some rain tonight...but...gonna be warm again tomorrow...
      Thanks about the header....still have a few in very shaded areas at the cottage....love them!

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  7. Wind is so hard on flags, isn't it? Turns them into rags in no time! I'm not surprised to hear you go through 3 per year!

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    1. Hopefully the new one will last longer...better quality!

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  8. the flag is beautiful and the colors are just right :)
    Tell the little one that it was so good of her to put seeds where some starving little creature, perhaps a chipmunk, could get them and have dinner. That she can get more seeds to plant and that the chipmunk will not be starving. It is All nature, the seeds and the little creatures that eat them.

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    1. Our Canadian flag is very beautiful!
      I will tell her about the starving chipmunk....after he stuffed his cheeks at the feeders! Hahaha!

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  9. That flag is perfect. It looks great flying over the lake like that. So sad about the sunflowers. I keep saying I'm going to plant some and it never gets done. Hope the new ones grow for you. Your dinner sounds delicious. You've given me an idea for a dinner this week.

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  10. The flag looks great there! Great idea of Lissa and Jeff's for a father's day gift!

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    1. They always buy great gifts!
      Hope you and Mark are well!

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  11. Beautiful flag - alwsys feel proud when I see it.
    Thank God for cooler temps tonight. Helps my aching body!

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  12. Doh! those naughty varmints - don't they know the world is waiting for a pumpkin for Miss V?
    I love a flag, and your new one looks fantastic on its big pole. The maple leaf is a most wonderful design, I think. Meatloaf sounds delish. I made sausage rolls for Little Aussie today - do you have those in Canada?

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    1. The pumpkin plant is safe at my home...I don't mean to confuse people!
      And.....sunflowers here, just about ready to bloom!
      It is a beautiful flag indeed...
      We sure do....love them!

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  13. Great flag! A lovely gift. We have had trouble with slugs and snails eating sunflowers in the past so we (hubby!) grew ours in a pot to start off with this year and so far so good and they are doing well so I hope that the second go round of the seeds at the cottage fair better!

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  14. Flag looks great . Oh I am sorry about Mrs V's seeds that's a shame crazy critters . I have never known the chipmunks or squirrels to eat them after they have sprouted though and here it is usually them that plant them for me from our feeders lol ! The weather has been very dry here all the clouds seem to be rolling past us and down to the south east end of the lake . The cooler temps this past day or so have been lovely for gardening . Thanks for sharing , Lovely photos , Have a good day !

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    1. Not sure what happened Elaine...fingers crossed!
      Never had this problem til the Chippers arrived!

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  15. P.S love your header I just planted in May forget me knots mine are white and light purple such dainty cute flowers .

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  16. Proudly Canadian, eh? Love the flag! Did you get rain today? We got loads worth. So happy about that. The garden was in desperate need of it.

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    1. No rain today...some last night....but, not enough!

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  17. Love your flag on the Martin pole. Our flag is flying in the front yard on its own pole. Our girls gave Cliff a Martin house for Fathers Day. Now we just need a pole for that. Sorry to hear about the seedlings....I bet it was that squirrel. They can be such a nuisance. I have one eating my peaches (that are not ripe, yet). I need to figure out what to do with him or I won't have any peaches left.

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    1. Squirrels.....grrrrr....humbug!
      Hope your Peaches are ok.....I see Jam on the horizon!

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  18. Yes, a beautiful flag indeed! I get chills when I see the American Flag flying proud. I know it is the same for you and your dear Canada!
    Hugs,
    kris

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  19. Your flag is ready for Canada Day, yay! Love your new header. Nice pink pedi and the forget-me-knots too, of course. :) Hope you're having fun with little Miss V. today. Have a great Canada Day weekend. We'll spend some time at my BF's sister's in Georgian Bay. Take care, LSK...

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    1. Swimming! Gorgeous day!
      Have fun up North Hester!

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  20. the flag is SO COOL! it's perfect. just the thing to finish the enchanted cottage.
    i'm glad that miss V didn't have to see the results of her gardening.
    maybe when she sees the new sprouts coming on it will be just as exciting! XO♥

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    1. The enchanted cottage.....love that!
      We will find out this weekend!

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  21. The flag is a nice finishing touch to the cottage beach! Such a nice gift, too. So sad about Miss V's sunflowers, but it is good that you had more seeds to start again. We've lost our sun again, here, but maybe a cooler summer is not so bad. I keep telling myself that......Take care. x Karen

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    1. We love it!! hopefully some new sprouts this weekend!
      I would not mind a cooler Summer...but...Sun is important!
      Happy 4th to you Karen!

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  22. Nice gift . . .
    Magestic!
    Hope the new seedlings take hold
    and no critters find them!
    I'll do a rain dance . . .

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    1. Keep dancin' Lynne! hahaha!
      Happy 4th to you!

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  23. That flag was a perfect gift. You are right about things being very dry. We could use some rain. I am also replanting some things due to them getting eaten, or just not germinating. Have a fantastic weekend, Linda! -Jenn

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    1. Very dry indeed...WOuldn't it be nice if it rained EVERY night!
      Happy Canada Day Jenn!

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  24. We just got new flags as well, great time as they are on sales at many places. Enjoy the weekend at the cottage.

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  25. Sad about the seeds. That happened to me last year. Didn't think about it being the squirrels but it makes sense.

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