Monday, 13 June 2016

Perfect!!

 I took a few of my Peonies from home...and a few Calla Lilies that Erika had brought me...made a lovely arrangement for the living room at the cottage...



Got a few more baskets done....loving these!!
 





My boyfriend moved my baskets up on the deck, as we were supposed to get a rain and wind storm over Saturday night...

We didn't even get a drop of rain...which I kinda hoped we would...

I got some green beans planted...and the sunflower seeds that Miss V planted out there the weekend before, are all coming up!! 
 
 This is my flowering Diablo Nine Bark shrub....nice,eh??

Even the sunset co-operated...and the 1/2 Moon was out there too!
 




Another perfectly perfect weekend in the books...

I love when we get a head start on the weekend, by going down on Thursday...

Just seems like you get so much more done...

I even got all the sunporch screens, taken out and washed down...a big job...but I loved the results!! 

Even though it was pretty darn hot on Saturday, the Lake breezes kept us cool...absolutely delightful!!

Hope you all had a great weekend....

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post...

You guys are THE best....♥️

Today has been a funny weather day...

Started out sunny...but a very thick cloud has settled over us...

Actually making it feel kinda chilly! 

I have dinner all ready to go...

Homemade Potato Salad...sauteed veggies...and lean beef patties...

I tried a new combo for the beef patties...

Grated onion...egg...few bread crumbs...milk...worcheshire...dijon mustard...

Lots of freshly grated pepper and sea salt...

No buns with these...just grilled..... to perfection! hahaha!

      Enjoy the rest of your Monday...

              Cheers!  :o)

               linda ♥️
 















31 comments:

  1. I love a perfect day like you do..the chairs and the water♥
    Your baskets look festive and Spring:)
    Love the callas w/ the peonies..
    WE primped everything today..the gardens wer pouting while we were away and now they sparke I love that.
    Home is best to me.

    My Diablo Ninebarks are deep burgundy leaves..wonder why?
    You look great too!

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    1. Just like us at the cottage! The gardens reward you when you take the time to groom them...
      My Nine Bark, was burgundy for a few years...and the flowers were more on the pink side...
      Now...the leaves are green, and the flowers are white!
      I must admit, it is very large..perhaps I was supposed to keep it trimmed...
      We like BIG at the cottage! Hahaha!

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  2. Hi Linda! I am here for a nice long catch up! What great times at the lake. And Oh how Miss V loves it too, eh? Your poor toe! Ouch! I don't know what whipping is, but I am going to assume you were using what we call weed whacker? That looked painful!
    Love the baskets with beautiful flowers and greenery! So summery. And the photos of Hubby with Miss V are the ones that really steal my heart. Looks like a grand time is had by all, each and every visit. Mo matter the weather. And how I love a big claw foot tub. Show me a pic!!
    xo Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris...will send you a pic of the tub...had it reglazed this Spring..looks fabulous!!

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  3. Everything looks great and summery!
    Home made potato salad...yum...I've been craving it! Need to make some soon!

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    1. I love potato salad...have enough for tonight!

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  4. It looks perfectly lovely at your cottage. Cute idea with the baskets!

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    1. It is the only way out there Laurie! The beds are full of perennials...at least with the baskets, I can water before I leave, and I move them back into the shade!
      Enjoy your week...

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  5. Your baskets are very sweet...do you line them with something? I do the same-bring my plants and pots out to catch some drops then none! Funny how we have such similar weather, really.

    I absolutely love your sun porch and deck...the great features and fun spots. As always, your menu sounds wonderful, you make me hungry!

    Thank you for your good wishes on 'Thursdays' So much love and fun (and hugs!).

    Jane

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    1. Hi Jane...
      If I am lucky enough, I find them with a plastic liner...if not...I fit a bag in there, and fill up with dirt...
      Have a great week...

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  6. Beautiful shots all round . . . :)

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  7. Indeed a gorgeous arrangement of pink blooms against your white milk glass, Linda. Your pastel baskets are so pretty, they just sing of Summer and sunshine. You look cute and sassy by the door there! :))

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    1. Hi Patricia...
      That is the garden shed...or "Shunda" as my boyfriend calls it...Polish for shed!!
      I love my baskets too...and they will fill out nicely as the Summer goes along...

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  8. Your deck looks so pretty and inviting with all of those colours! Once again, your meal sounds delicious. I have some diablo ninebarks as well and really like them. -Jenn

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    1. Thanks Jenn...I move the baskets around...they are very useful!!
      Have a great week..

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  9. You are right. Just perfect! In every way!

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  10. Hi Linda, such a wonderful place to get away.....love, love, love it. Your little baskets are so cute. Scrolled down to see your little vacation with Miss V - oh, what a sweetie pie. Your cottage is a dream. Lovely photos of family and scenery. Sorry about your toe:( xx K

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    1. I guess this is your first Summer on my blog, Karen....we adore our cottage....and it shows!
      Glad to have you along...

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    1. Thanks...you say the nicest things!

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  12. Love your baskets. You sound very cheery, organized and happy. Cute sassy expression in the photo of you, hey, have you been secretly working out? Looking lovely. :) Enjoy tomorrow with the little princess and take care...

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    1. Hahaha! Yes..I have joined a secret gym....NOT!....but I have tried to cut out carbs..lost a few lbs...
      I will enjoy tomorrow..have a few things planned ♥️

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  13. The Peonies and Cala Lillies . . .
    Lovely . . . I wish my daughter worked in a flower shop . . .
    And your baskets . . . charming indeed . . .
    And you . . . I like your classy casual . . .
    Loved this post . . .

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    1. Hi Lynne...
      Thanks for stopping by...always love your comments♥️
      My daughter is on the wholesale flower business...very handy,indeed!!

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  14. Your cottage truly looks like the perfect weekend get away spot. And you know....those flowers....just lovely and Miss V out-shines them all~!

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    1. Thanks Barbara...nice of you to say!!

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  15. A lot of work but it looks amazing! My nine bark is dark and flowers pink but it's in my shade garden.
    Wasn't that crazy weekend weather. We cook on Saturday and freeze on Sunday, not to mention the winds.

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    1. Mine used to be dark with pink flowers...something changed! hahaha!
      Yes...LOTS of work...but very rewarding! Keeping us young!!

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  16. Your arrangements and your baskets are beautiful. They make me smile.
    You got a lot done! Nice to get an early start, especially when the weather is gorgeous.

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