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 ♥️

 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Tulip Time......
















Hope you are all well, and enjoyed the long weekend here in Canada!!

We spent 5 days at the cottage...got a lot done...enjoyed the time down there!!

The weather was up and down...humid on the Wednesday and Thursday...and 

of course... W I N D Y!!...sorry about that!! But...seriously...this is one of

the windiest Springs I can remember...

The good thing with all the rain...the TULIPS at the cottage have been

SPECTACULAR....

We have owned the cottage for 21 years...I have not planted 1 single tulip...  

The original owners planted all the Tulips...all I have done, is move them 

around , as I have dug the garden beds. There was only the rock garden when

we purchased it...no other beds at all...SO...the daffodils and tulips have

Been on the move ever since. All of the other perennials have been planted by 

MOI...lots of sweaty hard work digging out there, I'll tell 'ya!! Plenty of tree

roots to contend with. So...I guess you have a whole new appreciation for my

cottage gardens, eh??? All dug my me! hahaha!!

Anyway...enough about ME...back to the Tulips!!

I had to cut a few for my kitchen window/shelf overlooking the Sunporch.

We finally got all those shutters down, and I scrubbed everything in there.

Doesn't it always feel so good, when you get everything spruced up for

another season???

Miss V and her Mom...and my son and his wife came out on the Saturday...

My other daughter and SIL had a very sick Kitty, and could not make it out...:o(

All in all a good few days...got to the nursery...got my veggies planted...

My baskets will be done this weekend...

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Hope that you are all well...and enjoying the garden...

I am so pleased...I got to fitness again this am...and a nice coffee chit chat

afterwards...

We had delicious baked cod...wild rice...asparagus...and sauteed veggies...

We have a Neice's wedding in July...and I really must lose at LEAST 5lbs!!!!

I should be able to do it....right???? 

        Enjoy your evening...

              Cheers!  :o)

                  linda ♥️


 

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!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜


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 ♥️