Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Can You Blame Us???


We got to spend 4 days here last week...

And...let me tell you...it was gorgeous!!!!

Although a bit on the Windy side...we always find a nice sunny spot to sit...

And just enjoy Nature...and...thank our lucky stars...

That we bought this little piece of paradise...๐ŸŒŸ




Our driveway was absolutely saturated with the Bridal Wreath Spirea...

Stunning....






While I made Potato Salad...

This was my view...

BY the way...I had a cob of cooked corn left over...I added it to the salad...

Deeeelicious!!




I finally got my baskets potted up...

Used a mix of Perennials from the garden and annuals...

We will see how they do....

I did not buy as many annuals as I usually do...

I may have to visit the Nursery again...๐Ÿ˜‰



These White Dianthus are in a basket from 3 years ago...

Aren't they just brilliant???? 


Lake Erie never disappoints...and it is extremely high from all the rain...


The sunporch is coming together nicely...

Just need a few more finishing touches...

Our very favorite spot....



Hope you are all well...

I am so pleased with myself that I actually got 2 posts out this week...

We are heading back down right after lunch...

Can you blame us????

          Thanks for all your lovely comments....

               Most appreciated....

                     Have a lovely week and weekend...

                          The sun is supposed to be hanging around a lot more...

                                      Cheers!  :o)

                                             linda ♥️

37 comments:

  1. That bridal wreath spirea is just breathtaking!

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    1. It certainly was Deb....๐Ÿ‘

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  2. Always I say that but your pictures are always stunning and beautiful dear Linda, send you hugs and love!

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    1. HI Gloria....right back at you...hope you are well...๐Ÿ’›

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  3. I would have to say this is what I'm sure a corner of heaven is going to look like. And that plate with all the goodies on it....a picture itself... Sorry I've been remiss in visiting. We had 4 graduations and a birthday over the past weeks. That's what happens when you have a dozen grandkids...HaHa.

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    1. I am sure you have been busy Wanda...with such a big family!
      So glad you stopped by...I must visit you as well....

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  4. Wow! The Bridal Wreath Spirea is beyond beautiful! Does it take much work to get it to bloom like that?

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    1. It was there when we bought the cottage Barbara...I have transplanted a few around the property...when they are all in bloom is it fantastic!!! I guess the only thing is..not to cut off the blooms for next year. My boyfriend always wants to trim them 3-4 times in the summer, and I have to slap him silly! hahahaha!!!

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  5. The weather if finally lovely, hope it is as nice at the cottage. I don't blame you one bit fir spending lots of time there, a gorgeous place. Enjoy.

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    1. We do love it Linda...well worth all the hard work...

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  6. Heavenly place, heavenly plants and flowers, heavenly people . . . :)

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  7. I'm coming to live next door . . . :)

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    1. You've been threatening that for a few years now!!!

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  8. Looks lovely there. I am always happy to see posts of that sweet cottage . Pretty baskets of flowers . We get a lot of winds off of the lake here to as it isn't very far from us I can imaging what it is like for you being right off of the lake . Lake Erie is a lovely lake for sure all across the north shores such beauty along it . Oh that potato salad looks YUMMY ! The mosquitoes are bad here this year as it has been such a damp spring I would like a screen porch like that for my back porch that is open especially in time like now where there are lots of annoying bugs at us when we sit out there . Thanks for sharing have a good day ! .

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    1. Get your hubby to build you one Elaine!!! He is very handy....

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  9. I was just telling someone else that I need to get a spirea...so beautiful! There are some very old huge ones on the road just outside our neighborhood and I love them!

    Glad you're enjoying the cottage....everything is looking great!

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    1. Thanks Betsy...it is different this year...spending more time since the boyfriend retired....

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  10. Beautiful! The bridal wreath flowers are gorgeous. I did a few of my patio pots too. I think I bought all of the red geranium pots at my farmstead. :)

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    1. Aren't Geraniums just the best flower ever!! Non-stop blooms right into Fall...
      Enjoy your weekend Gail...

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  11. I imagine it must be very hard to leave there at the end of your weekend .. it is quite beautiful .. C

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    1. Thanks Candice...it is always nice to get home again...more luxurious here!!
      I am already nearly finished the laundry...and we got home about an hour ago!!

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  12. Your cottage really is a little spot of Paradise, made more so by your great gardening skills. I always love to see your baskets, such a lovely idea. The bridal wreath flowers are gorgeous, and I don't think I have ever seen that plant. Now I want a potato salad your yours - YUM!

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    1. Get busy and whip up a potato salad Patricia! The Bridal Wreath is gorgeous...will be done this week tho...too quickly!!

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  13. I think it must have been the perfect spring for bridal wreath spirea because I'm noticing it a lot right now! Good for you getting your baskets done. I feel a bit behind, just hanging plants so far. Your food pictures always look so good! -Jenn

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    1. I have not done much of anything at home here Jenn...I must get something going here!!
      Enjoy your weekend...

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  14. A lovely little haven, Linda, and no, can't blame you for wanting to spend every moment possible there! Love all the pretty flowers, your cute baskets, your milk glass collection xx and that amazing sun-porch looking out on the gorgeous lake. Wish I lived next door :) Enjoy every moment. xo Karen

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    1. Oh KAren....your property is so beautiful...with the mountains...but, there is something to say about living by the water...
      enjoy your weekend...

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  15. So, so beautiful, Linda!! Such a perfect haven to unwind and rejuvenate!! Magic!! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. And work hard! hahaha!
      Enjoy your weekend Tanna...

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  16. Everything is so lush, colourful and lovely. Flowers, food, scenery! And you sound so cheery and happy which is the best part of all. Enjoy the weekend, finally some nice weather. Which will be nice for us tonight at the Garden Soirรฉe at Riverwood. Take care...

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    1. HI Hester...yes...lovely weather...we spent Wed-this afternoon...have to come home to take care of the pool...and do LAUNDRY! hahaha!!
      I am sure you had a great time at the Soiree! David ok???????

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    2. Thanks for asking, yes, he's fine. Enjoy the day. ☀️๐ŸŒบ

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  17. Spirea is so pretty and delicate. Your cottage is lovely, welcoming and beautiful. How fortunate you are to have such a lovely spot.

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  18. Charming . . . no doubt about it . . .
    Love your potting in baskets . . .
    Very cottagy . . .

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