Thursday, 12 April 2018

The Good....Some Not So Bad....And The Downright Ugly....






Here at home, the last of the beautiful Easter Tulips are taking their final curtain call...

I finished the shawl for my daughter while in Florida...and as you can see...she can make anything look beautiful!  ♥️

Got some baking done...delicious sour cream coffee cake sure hits the spot, with a steaming hot cup of tea...and a side order of greek yogurt and berries of the day!

Taco Tuesdays are becoming a regular around here...love these!! Quick and soooo good!!

The Birds have returned to my garden...and I couldn't be happier!

My front planter is still doing great...I plant the potted bulbs right in their pots!!! That way, I can just remove them...let them dry out...and transfer right into my garden! I cut the Pussy Willows off our huge tree at the side of our house. I need a ladder to get the few branches that are low enough. Sometimes they root in the soil...but I have never been successful when I transplant them...

 





This book was a Christmas present from my daughter Lissa.She knows that I LOVE Jann Arden, and follow her on IG...she has a very good sense of humour...and of course, and excellent singer! One of Canada's finest!
The book deals with her aging parents...very sad, and yet very funny too. If that makes any sense....I read it in Florida...I must say, I did shed a few tears...
Her Father passed away...and her Mom is now in a nursing home out West...she shares photos and visits with her Mom on IG...truly a remarkable life she has.

 


Ok......are you ready for the UGLY?????

Just look at the state of our beach at the cottage...after that huge wind storm about a week ago...have you ever seen such a big mess????????????
I guess everyones broken bits and bobs are now on our beach...
Difficult to clean up, as the stones are all wedged in between.... 
UGH!!! This will take us many weekends to clean up...and hopefully burn!! 
2 new big logs....very heavy...oh boy...
And...those dark ominous clouds followed us all the way home!!!

 








We also had SNOW last week...

GEESH....

Come on Mother Naaature...

Make up your mind!!!
It is raining...dark...damp...cold today...

Flashback to a rainy day in my garden last year...

Beautiful Daffodils outside my window...covered in rain drops...

                          I WISH IT WAS WARMER AND SUNNIER!!!!!!!


Hope you are all well...and keeping yourselves busy!!

We will be driving to the cottage on Friday...hoping that some of that junk is gone from the beach...
I am going to be optimistic...
Put the fresh sheets and electric blanket on our bed...
Call the Appliance guy and set up delivery on new fridge and stove for the following Friday...
Plan a sleepover for that night...make chili! hahaha!


    Enjoy your day...

          see you soon...

               Cheers!  :o)

                 linda ♥️

 

42 comments:

  1. Well, I sure do love all the pretty- including the shawl you made for your pretty daughter! As far as the ugly, we actually live on a cove so all the flotsam washes up on our beach every time there is a big storm, including canoes and any other floatable device you can think of. We had a couple of small (rowable) boats that no one ever did claim. lol So I surely get it! xo Diana

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    1. That is a new word to me Diana... will look that up!
      Enjoy your day!

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    2. "Flotsam and Jetsam " flotsam and jetsam

      useless or discarded objects.
      Except a lot of those shells are not useless :)

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  2. Lovely post and photos . Oh my so much stuff washed up on your beach must be from all the winds we have been having this season . It is thundering here right now and it just finished pouring after having a few hours of sun shine , warm temps now to it is 14C here right now and as of tomorrow and through out the weekend we are to have lots of rain and cooler temps whilst north of us is to have colder temps and freezing rain . Yes mother nature needs to make up her mind and give us our proper spring lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

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    1. We will be down there tomorrow...fingers crossed no more junk on the beach!
      Thanks for stopping by Elaine...

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  3. My tulips haven't even bloomed yet. The weather has been so crazy. It appears that the worst is over as far as snow storms though. Hope your beach is looking better when you go this weekend.

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    1. Hi Kathy...
      Those are potted tulips I bought at the Nursery for Easter....my Daffodils are up, but kinda short!
      I hope so too!

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  4. I hope that all the stuff on the beach washes away again! Although that isn't really a solution is it. Hope you can get it sorted out before too long and get back to enjoying cottage life. Love the shawl you made!

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    1. We will see tomorrow, and I will post about it. Glad to see you back!
      The shawl turned out pretty nice...if I may say so myself! ☺️

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  5. That is truly a mess, Linda. I hope some of it is gone on its own. I don't know what Mother Nature is so angry about but whatever it is, I hope she gets over it soon. Spring has been horrible up until now! The season is short enough as it is, we can't spare any!

    Your food always look really delicious!

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    1. Pretty unlikely Martha....the waves were up that high on the beach during that wind storm.
      The boyfriend will get a good work out....I’ll gather firewood....geesh! 😳

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  6. I know better than to come here when I'm hungry. man. now I don't want anything I'm having!
    and good grief. Lissa looks like a 19 year old model. seriously. she does. you girls and your GENES!
    and your jeans! LOL
    and your gorgeous knitting. wow. or crocheting. whatever it is. beautiful style and colors always.
    I kept waiting for the ugly. hahaha. a lot of work yes! but I've NEVER seen that place ugly! xo

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    1. Oh dear Tammy....I will tell Lissa that! She’ll be thrilled!
      Crochet....crochet....hahaha!
      Oh it’s ugly....believe me....I have nightmares about it!
      We are glad no trees fell on the old girl....now that would REALLY be ugly....☹️

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  7. Call Nick Adonidas, Relic, and the rest of the Beachcombers!

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  8. That snow will be smoking hot days before we know it. Love the shawl!

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    1. Nice to see you Barbara...the shawl is nice!!

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  9. That shawl is stunning...such a beautiful job you did on it.
    Same here on the weather...one day cold and windy...next hot and windy...

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    1. Thanks bj...I do love crocheting for my kids and family...

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  10. Beautiful photos -- and that shawl! Lovely work and lovely daughter. I hope that the lake takes some of the ---- back off your beach! Spring is coming!

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    1. Thanks Gail...crochet is a great hobby...especially now that the hockey playoffs have started!

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  11. You did go from absolutely beautiful to downright ugly. Sorta like life!!! The shawl is so very lovely. Your talent and gift of giving makes many happy.

    Your food always makes me drool.....

    Wish I could send you our sunshine!!!

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    1. Thanks Wanda...it does bring great pleasure to make something for those that you love...
      I need your sunshine!!

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  12. Aw - that mess is disheartening, Linda. Hope you find some new sea-glass, at least. Your shawl is beautiful and so is your daughter. Love seeing the flowers and the delicious food. I always leave here hungry.........Hope your weekend has some warm sunshine. xx Karen

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    1. I did find some on our first visit!!! Before all the mess showed up...I;ll try and have a look today.
      Weekend looks like a big mess weather-wise...:o(

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  13. Love your posts. . .
    The shawl . . . and your daughter . . . soooo beautiful

    What a tumbled up “ugly” at the beach.
    I see WORK . . .

    Might have to check out that book . . .
    Although the tons I have on my list will have to come first . . .
    smile, smile . . .

    Happy weekend . . . with some warmth hopefully!

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    1. I think you and I are going to be under that same winter storm...bringing winds and freezing rain!
      Stay cosy all tucked inside!

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  14. Bummer on the mess at the cottage beach. Lots of work... but, good exercise I guess. LOL! That's how I try to look at any chore that I'm not happy about. ;) LOVE that big shawl and its beauty matches your daughter's perfectly! Fresh sheets, electric blanket, sleepover and chili... sounds like a wonderful weekend in store! Enjoy! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Yes!! Lots of exercise...just what my poor old back needs!!
      Hopefully things will fall into place, and we can start sleeping over next weekend...
      Have a great weekend!

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  15. Fairy fingers:) I have mentioned to you before how lovely your daughters are..but I love hearing it..so I won't stop telling you..evah;)
    I love Jann Arden's songs..KD Lang(my fave I think)..Diana Krall..Coeur De Pirate..Stacey Kent..Ginette Reno..so many lovelies:)
    I followed for a while..it is heartwarming to see her with her mom..like Juliejonesuk..IG..

    And yes even Céline.

    Always fun new appliances..

    Sunday here..SNOW..I am done.

    Have a great weekend:)

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    1. I am done too Monique...snow and freezing rain here today and tomorrow...
      We do have beautiful daughters don’t we 💕

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  16. Pretty pretties, yummy food and a wonderful shawl. All lovely. Have fun at the cottage, the clean up will make a great bonfire.

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    1. Yes it will! If we ever get to stay down there...geesh! Crazy weather...

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  17. what a beautiful post, well except for the storm damage! That shawl is lovely! Beautiful model wearing it too lol,, !!!!!

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    1. Hi Laurie...yes, she is beautiful!

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  18. Goodness....when it gets warm enough you will have some work to do on that beach!
    We are crazy here, too....looked like a blizzard today with blowing snow and whiteout conditions as I was driving. Just insane! We're two weeks from May for crying out loud! hahaha....

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  19. Tell me about it Betsy! We need to rake the beds too! 😩
    Very kooky weather...
    Enjoy your week!

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  20. Not a flower to be seen, here. Just our normal spring.
    Which means snow, ice, rain and mud! But it beats a zillion
    degrees and counting so I'll take it!

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    1. Such a happy person Ivy...I like that!

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  21. You're right! Good bad and ugly! I hope the debris is quick to clean up off your beach. Call in your family for a weekend of clean up and chili :) I think we're going to get warmer temps tomorrow ... fingers crossed! I've been enjoying watching the many birds in my yard during this winter relapse. Nice shot of Mrs C you got.
    Wendy

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    1. How about I give you their ph#’s....you call them for me!������
      Lots of birds here...and squirrels!

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