Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Birds & Blooms & Other Cottage Stuff....


Add captionLate day sun...

Add captionFerns...

Hostas...Add caption

Add captionSpring amongst the rock garden...

Lunaria blooming on the beach...Add caption

Add captionAjuga beside the beach deck...

Add captionA beautiful promise of a bloom...

Add captionLots of White Crowned Sparrows...

Add captionMrs cardinal...
Add captionMr Oriole...

Add captionChippy...

Add captionMr and Mrs Morgenser...

Add captionBaskets all spruced up...ready for some pretties...

Add captionBeautiful Sunsets...

Add captionEvening Fire...

Hoping you are all well...and that those of you who are Mothers, had a great day with your families...or...long distance is wonderful too ♥️

Still lots of Spring flowers to come down at the cottage...hope to see many more Tulips this week...a few were unfamiliar to me...perhaps they decided to grace me with their beautiful faces!!

Weather is still kinda topsy turvy here...hot and sunny one day...rainy the next...{like today}...and the wind has been annoying...oh well...Spring is fickle!!

We are heading back to the cottage Wednesday morning...supposed to be a nice week...

It is our first long weekend of the season...celebrating the Queens bday...

Kids are coming down on Saturday...and I will have prepared veggie and reg chili...fingers crossed the rain expected holds off until the night!!

I am pleased to say that I made it to fitness this am...it was nice to see the gals and have a chitchat... I really should go EVERY Tuesday...no excuses!!

Having Spaghetti and Ceasar Salad tonight...an easy night for the cook!!
I have been taking a lot of pics of my meals, and I really should get a post done....geesh...sure are a lot of things that I should do!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜³πŸ˜


Hope you have a great week...

           No internet at the cottage...but I do get the emails of your comments on my phone...always greatly appreciated!!!

           See you all soon....

                      Cheers! :o)

                          linda ♥️



Sunday, 14 May 2017

🌟🌟🌟Happy Mum's Day 🌟🌟🌟





Happy Mothers Day to everyone....

A few fresh Roses for everyone...

I have pics of two of my very favorite Moms...πŸ’›

My Mom of course....πŸ’™

And my daughter Erika...πŸ’“

Hope everyone has a wonderful day....enjoy!!
 




Have a wonderful day Ladies...

       Hold your loved ones tight...hugs all around...

                    Cheers!  :o)

                            linda ♥️

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

A Few Bits & Bobs......


 One of my very favorite blog friends...

Sent me a Guest Book for the cottage...

The pics that I had posted here and on IG, of Miss V signing my book at the cottage, inspired her to send me this book that she had had for many years and not used at her own home.

But the icing on the cake...

Was the adorable wee water colour that she included!!!!

She painted this of my toes...in my backyard here...with my blog title πŸ’•

She is an excellent baker and a water colour artiste extraordinaire!!

Her home and gardens are fabulous...she certainly has the "Golden" touch...

Have you ever seen anything so sweet???

A few of you...who also follow her beautiful blog...will know who she is!!


I got my crochet hook out...and made her 2 cotton dishcloths, to thank her for her kind and beautiful gift!

I also made her a card...because that is what I do!! hahaha!! 






 I kept myself busy during all that rain last week...

Got 3 more dishcloths made up...just in case...πŸ˜‰

I am really enjoying making these...love all the different colours...






Now for a few shots from my garden here at home...

Not much really happening...other than a few Forget-Me-Nots....

But my Peonies are really taking off!! Ants and all!!! 

My Trilliums are up...but no flowers...????












I posted this pretty flowerey vine yesterday on IG...

I do not know what it is!!

Betsy has tried to find it, but to no avail...

I got a shot of the leaves below...

Anybody know what this is???

I actuall think it gets a few berries in the Fall...

So...

Perhaps a bird left it for me! 






 And last...

But...

Certainly not least...

Miss V spent Sunday with us... 

The same lovely gal who sent me the guest book, had given her grandson one of her older cameras to take a few photos with...

I copied her...and handed Miss V one of my smaller older ones..(actually the one I give my boyfriend to use from time to time)...and let me tell you...she had a ball!!!



A chip off the old block for sure!!! I have posted a few of hers on IG, if you want to take a look over there....

She was super...and even got a hilarious selfie...πŸ˜‚

So that is me up to the minute...

Hope you are all well...

Thinking of people in our country who are feeling the wrath of the recent rains...

Lots of flooding up here...luckily not for me...and the cottage is fine...

We are heading back down there in the morning...hoping for a few good days in a row... 

Perhaps even a trip to the nursery....:o)

            Oven Panko Cajun crusted Cod...homemade pasta salad...asparagus...

                  Dinner tonight!!!

                       Enjoy the rest of your week my friends...

                                Cheers!  :o)

                                      linda ♥️

 

Friday, 5 May 2017

☔️πŸ’§☔️ Rain Rain Go Away.....☔️πŸ’§☔️



The robins have been plentiful...especially with the wet gardens!!

You can see the rain drops on his head...and he scooted under a Juniper for some shelter...

And the Wind....gosh...very gusty...you can see his fathers blowing!!






While Mrs Cardinal admired herself in one of my many garden mirrors...

Mr Cardinal did some preening in a nearby Pear tree...about to bloom!! 




It seems like it has been raining for days and days...well...I guess it has!!

Everytime it is not going to rain...

We head down to the cottage...and enjoy some sunshine and some outdoor time...

This past Wednesday was a glorious day...

I am sifting thru my photos...and will share soon...

Hope that your homes are not in any danger from the rising water...

Stay dry my friends!!!






And not to forget the 2 birthdays we just celebrated...

Top pic is my DIL...2 daughters and of course you all know Miss V!!

This is my son and daughter outside the Mexican Restaurant...with Miss V!!!
She enjoyed it very much!!! hahaha!!
Hope that you are all well...and dry!!!

We will be home all weekend...as it is going to rain all weekend!!!

   Pea & Ham Soup on the stove...

          Scallops and Lamb Chops on the menu for tonight!!!

                I must do a food post...I have lots of pictures of our meals... 


          See you all soon...

                 Cheers!  :o)

                    linda ♥️