Thursday, 25 May 2017

Bits & Bobs From Victoria Day Weekend......












We spent 4 1/2 days at the cottage last week...

The picture above is actually of the Sun rise!!!

I had been downstairs...and grabbed this at about 6am!!!

The weather could have been better...but we always make the most of our time there...

I did get to the Nursery...didn't go crazy...YET!!!...I think I need to go back!!

I did get all my veggies planted...anxious to see how they did with all the rain!! 

The real fun started on Saturday...when Miss V and her Mom arrived...

She actually asked me if I had brought "her" camera...and off we went!!

She headed for the beach first...and got a shot of her old Nana following behind!!!

She also took a great picture of the new planter...ferns...and gazing ball... 

Later on...after she had made a few sand castles...she got a shot of them!! 

A chip off the old block for sure!!!!

 


Boyfriend got this shot of my son and I...♥️

You can see it was sunny....but the brisk wind made it kinda chilly...

We move around and find the warmest spots... 
 



Hope you are all well....

Stayed home til tomorrow, as it rained very hard all day long...

Hope you all have a great weekend...and to my American friends...

Happy Memorial Day weekend...


                   Cheers!  :o)

                          linda ♥️

 

39 comments:

  1. Your gardens are spectacular! We are just getting things going here. I planted red sunflowers and zinnias about an hour ago. Also have the gladiolus in. Now fingers crossed that it doesn't rain all summer like it did last year. ☀️

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    1. Thanks Barbara...I try hard!
      Lots of rain here this year....

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  2. Loved all the pictures and looky there, I saw toes.

    Have a most excellent weekend and boogie boogie.

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  3. I love how happy Miss V is with her camera. Her pictures are very nice! I love the sand castles adorned with the glass pebbles (is that what they are called??). Hee!

    4 whole days, and with family. Fun! I can imagine the cold that blows in from the lake. The temps downtown along Lake Michigan are usually at least 10 degree colder than the outlying areas. Sometimes I feel the advantages of living on a bay is that we are protected from the wind quite a bit, and subsequently, the boats don't rock and bang against the the dock or buoys. We are connected to the rest of the lake by an inlet. When I stand on my balcony on the other side of the house, I look at the lake and the wind is quite strong most days. Big difference. Goodness in both for sure.

    You look so healthy and tan! If it would ever warm up here and stop raining I might plant a flower or two add 100 more freckles to my nose!!!

    Have a great weekend! Happy Victoria Day.

    Jane x

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    1. It must be nice in the bay...the wind kinda gets to us too! But....it is a Great Lake!
      Enjoy your week....home yet?

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  4. Be still my heart - a cardinal perched in a heart-shape feeder!! How gorgeous is that...
    The talented Miss V is now a contributing photographer on the blog, and her work is Good! What fun to take pictures of each other; you two will have years of good times at the cottage. Lovely to have the family and be there for almost a week. Happy Victoria Day. Do you make a Victoria sponge cake? My DD always does, now she lives Over There.

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    1. Yes she is Patricia...she gets better all the time!
      Nope....no sponge cake here!
      Enjoy your week...

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  5. Oh, I love that photo of little Miss V taking her shots!! And, I loved getting to see you with your son. Family time is the best!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Happy Victoria Day. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Family time is the best...you are so right Tanna....happy Memoril Day!

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  6. Lovely weekend, poured of rain all day yesterday, another 32 mm, sure don't need to water, but everything is lush, green and griwing.

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    1. Oh yes....same here Linda...lush!

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    1. Hi Furry!
      Yes it was....hopefully many more...

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  8. Hoodies..flip flops capris gardens girls water food ..what's not to love?

    Max has not asked once to take pics again..lol I get these romantic ideas in my head ..give him a football and OBJ:)
    I think I may have started too many seeds and bought a few too many plants..I find after the beautiful Spring Summer flus..of bloom overload..by the end of the summer..I have lacked in annuals..trying to rememdy that;)

    We will see.

    In 2 yrs you can get her one of those Polaroids..Caroline's neighbour..7 ..loves heres.. what a doll LInda..I invited her for dinner while we babysat..she took 3 Polaroids of 3 different outfits and brought them over to see which could be appropriate..she looked so cute..

    We have taken a near identical sholt of the wild violas:)
    Your eggs look poifect..I made a soft boiled one this week for brekkie..rock hard..:(

    You look GOOD!!Very Good!:)

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    1. I think her Mom has one of those cameras...but the film is pricey!
      You made a rock hard soft boiled egg???? I cannot believe that!

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    2. Film is pricey..about $1.00 a photo..but I am only going to live once right?:) I will be frugal..trust me..I won't be practicing too many food shots:)

      Oh yeah..rock hard.

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  9. I am overwhelmed by how beautiful your garden is. I could just walk around and look at things all day. Miss V is becoming quite the photographer. It's a great hobby to have. I'm glad you encourage her the way my family did me. Hope you had a happy Victoria Day.

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    1. Thanks Kathy...hope you are well....
      She seems yo enjoy it a lot...perhaps one for her 5th bday in Juky!

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  10. Wonderful post . . .
    Relaxing, beautiful, family, great photos . . .
    And Miss V . . .
    She has an eye . . .
    Exciting to think where that might take her . . .
    So pleasant visiting you Linda .

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    1. You are a doll Lynne....visit anytime!

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  11. Hey, I have those exact same plastic adirondack chairs and table, except mine are bright turquoise blue!

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  12. Gosh, I do love all of your photos. Very cute ones of Miss V., you and your son. We were lucky today that the weather cooperated for our family picnic at the Rhododendron Gardens, Have a good week, I'll probably see you at fitness. Oh, so that's why you're looking so fit in these photos! πŸ˜€

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    1. HI Hester....good thing your picnic was today...turned out beautiful!
      The weekend was wet and grey....took lots of photos!
      Hope to see you on Tuesday...I'll keep you posted!
      Fit? NOT

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  13. Beautiful photos... the picture of sunrise is the best..
    Happy memorial day..

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    1. Thanks Krishna....
      No Memorial Day in Canada...it is a US holiday....

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  14. Beautiful photos Linda and Miss V, and the Boyfriend. :) The weather is the pits here too. Victoria Day weekend was quite nice and at least it was sunny and warmish for most of it. We had a nice sunny afternoon yesterday but this week is unsettled again. My plants are in the garage, all potted and ready to set out. I hope the weather shifts soon to summer temps! Have a good week Linda.

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    1. Hi Pam...
      Same here Pam...up and down weather and temps...wish things would settle into a pattern...
      enjoy your week my friend...

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  15. Love Miss V and that camera! She's a natural just like her Nana. :)

    Never tire of seeing that beach glass. I love it! Your collection is growing!

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  16. She takes to that camera! What a fun thing for her to do. I remember getting one when I was quite young, too.
    Can't wait to get out and about to take some, although I have not been able to log into IG for almost two weeks. Keep getting an error message. Urgh.

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    1. She certainly enjoys taking pictures!

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  17. Love the sunset shot in particular.
    I guess you are at the cottage again . . . can't blame you.
    Miss V is growing so fast . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      That one is the sunrise!
      Yes...home today...Saturday... Had been at the cottage dunce Wednesday....have a bridal shower to attend Sunday...

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  18. I wonder if that parrot sings opera, like the one I wrote about on my blog . . . lol

    Hey . . . you are elusive these days. Hope all is well . . :)

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    1. You mean the Cardinal? Hahaha!
      Elusive? No...just darn busy...having a great time over on IG!
      Hope you are well....

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  19. Hi Linda...nice post, once again. Always nice to see your flowers, Miss V and the charming cottage. Can you believe the rain and the mosquitoes? I can only spend a short time in the gardens and then I run. You asked how much property we have. We have 2 acres (a front piece)that are mine and then there is a lot of my grandmothers' open land behind us that is owned by my cousin. We have access for walking our grand-dog there and just hiking around. A lot of my grandmother's property is bush and there is no access to it by road. That part is now owned by another group of relatives. Our piece is surrounded by a stone wall that my ancestors built.:)

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    1. Hi Deb...we noticed a lot at the cottage...very unusual for down there.
      The property must hold many lovely memories for you...

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