Monday, 5 June 2017

💧It's Peony Time💧



On this rather bleek...dreary...drippy...Monday morning...

What a thrill to see the first of my Peonies blooming!!!

This is the White one...obviously!! hahaha!! And very beautiful indeed!

I spied them thru my kitchen window...

Snapped a pic...

Then grabbed my snippers, and proceeded to wade thru the tall grasses to get them clipped!!

I always dip the blooms and leaves into the pool...

This gets rid of any uninvited visitors who may want to also come inside!! 
 





I hope you are all well...and enjoying the new month...

We had a lovely 4 days at the cottage...came home on Saturday...as my daughters and DIL were attending a bridal shower for my Niece in Collingwood, Ontario yesterday.

Miss V stayed with her Papa...Uncle Ryan and Uncle Jeff visited as well.

It was a lovely affair...on the most beautiful 100 acres I have ever seen!! 

My other Niece raises Horses...and they greeted everything on the long drive into the beautiful home and gardens. She will be married in July...and it will be a splendid day...I am sure!! 

I will gather my photos from the Lake...and get a post done.

Mostly Rain here the next few days...getting the laundry etc done.

Oh....I made my Niece 3 cotton dishcloths!!! Along with a gift certificate for The Bay wehre she is registered...and a favorite recipe. I forgot to take a picture of the crochet...they were really pretty...a rainbow of colours!!! I picked up 5 more balls...different colours, as they were on sale at Michaels!! I am working on a sweater right now...found the pattern on IG...it is called The Campfire Sweater...made from a few big Granny Squares...having a wee bit of trouble with the pattern....must write to the gal who made the pattern....nothing ever goes smoothly for me with patterns!!!! I am always better when I just wing it!

Well...I guess that is it for me for today...

Grabbed some spaghetti sauce out of the freezer...kinda lazy to go to the store...guess that will be on tomorrows agenda...

Enjoy the rest of your day....

Have a great evening....and a fabulous week....

                    Cheers!   :o)

                           linda ♥️

 

30 comments:

  1. Peonies have always been one of my most favourite flowers -- although they attract ants like a sonovabitch.

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    1. That is why I dunk them in the pool!

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  2. Beautiful Peonies one of my favs. Raining cats and dogs here. We are having little Rosa here tomorrow. . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      Oh...I am jealous....enjoy!

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    2. Will send you a piccie . . . :)

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  3. Lovely Peonies and photos . I am waiting for mine to bloom they have big heads on them ready to pop any time now they are pink and have a wonderful scent to them . It has been very rainy but by the end of the week they say lots of sunshine and humid temps summer is not long away now WOOHOO ! I miss having horses being on the farm and lots of acreage , sounds lovely there . Your crochet sweater sounds snuggly would be nice to wear by the camp fire on a chilly evening . Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

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    1. Looking forward to returning to the cottage...
      The sweater is still a bit of a mystery...but I am hanging in there!
      Enjoy your week elaine...

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  4. Beautiful peonies, Linda! Mine didn't bloom this year. We had a late season freeze.

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    1. Oh...that is a shame...perhaps all the stronger next year!!

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  5. Peonies are just starting here!

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    1. Hi Furry...
      Don't you just love Peonies??

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  6. Love your peonies. We also have some lovely ones in our back yard gardens but I never bring them in because of the little creatures. And no pool to dunk them in! :) Wow, 100 acres, hope you'll post blog photos. My BF's sisters live in beautiful homes in Collingwood, one at Blue Mountain and one right on Georgian Bay. Have a good week...

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    1. You could even dunk them inot a bucket of water...all the creatures fall off!
      I did not take any photos!!! It sure was magnificent!

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  7. The peonies are gorgeous, Linda...I had them at the lakehouse until we had some outdoor renovations and the workers dug them up and tossed them. I was so angry. I always meant to plant more. So smart to rinse them off. The ants! I also dry them and they last for months.

    The bridal shower sounds like it was a fun destination for you. We all need little change from the ordinary. I spent two whole weeks alone at the like...how peaceful it was! More crap when I came home Friday...you know the score. Going back Wednesday and don't need to come back until the 22nd when I have a dental appointment. Hubby will be up on weekends.

    I so appreciate our 'talks'.

    Jane x

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    1. All of my Peonies are from my Moms gardens...so very special to me.
      If I move...they are coming with me! hahaha!
      So glad you had a good time at the lake...write me anytime!!! 💕

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  8. How wonderful to be able to grow peonies, and the white ones are so gorgeous. I like your tip of dunking in the pool - I have never thought of that, but it might come in handy here too with some flowers. More rain in Ontario! As if you have not had enough already. DD says her boys have had cabin fever being indoors so much lately.

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    1. I think your daughter has gotten more rain than me Patricia...Ottawa is having flooding problems as well as East of Toronto...Lake erie is VERY high...but we are well back...
      enjoy your week...

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  9. Thank you for the Peony cheer . . .
    My oh my . . . are they pretty . . .
    Love the soft pink touches . . .
    What is the name . . . so lovely . . .
    (Great idea to remove those ant visitors!)
    Send us your rain . . . we are as dry as bones!

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    1. HI Lynne...
      Ok...I have told the rain to head West to Michigan!!
      enjoy your week my dear...

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  10. Peonies are lovely, mine not open yet and already drooping from all the rain.

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    1. The sunny days ahead will perk them up! Cut them, and arrange in a vase!

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  11. Our peony are blooming also. Love them. Good trick with the pool dip, I am always chasing ants!

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    1. Hey Gail....thanks for stopping by! Can't wait for my deep pink and pale pink ones to bloom!
      Have a great week!

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  12. I love peonies. My grandmother had a lot of them in her garden. I always liked them except for those ants! She would never cut them and bring them inside because of that. I wish we had thought to dunk them in water. That's a good tip.

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    1. I cut some more today...problem is they dont last very long!!
      These were from my Moms garden...so xtra special...

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  13. Take-my-breath-away beautiful!!! I love peonies so much! It is really to hot here for them to thrive. And, I so wish it weren't! Can't wait to see that Campfire sweater!! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Campfire sweater is coming along...a bit puzzling to me, but I am trying!

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  14. Peonies are such a dramatic flower - love them.
    Good luck with the pattern. I hated trying to figure out knitting patterns which, I guess, is one of the reasons I no longer knit!

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    1. Ha! I am still plugging away Suzanne!

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