Friday, October 10, 2014

Where has the time gone?

Spring and summer 2014 flew by so fast!  My garden this year was the best yet but I have only a few pics...

I will also include a couple of memories from 2013.  I must do better going forward.

backyard lilac 
lilacs beside the deck

more lilacs

I love these lilacs, when they bloom the scent is unbelievable.

lilacs on west side
Darwin tulips
Poonie's grave


St Francis and daisies
violas and chive




more lettuce

Had some great barbecues!

barbecued salmon

asparagus salad


geranium pot


Of course my dog Parker loyal companion ready and willing to accompany me no matter what I do.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


St Francis
St Francis sits piously in the garden oblivious to the snow around him.  I actually had to dig out the 3 foot statue.  This year winter came early, first with heavy snow then the -35 C temperatures that settled in for days.  With the frigid temperatures the battery in my car died, thankfully I was on holiday and just stayed in until my brother-in-law came with a replacement.  Can't wait for spring, not sure how I will get through another 3 months of this!

Poppy my car

Cedric the cedar
bench covered in snow

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Happy 1st Anniversary Parker!!

It is hard to believe that it has been a whole year since my daughter and I went to pick up Parker.  He has turned out to be such a cuddle bug and best companion. 

He has suffered from a mysterious illness 3 different times, looks like an allergy to something.  He has turned out to be stolen but because of no chip the vet says he is mine to keep.  All the papers he came with were fake.  Warning of buying dogs off of sites like Kijiji, but even with what I know I would do it all over again.  I have given a dog that was ripped away from his family a loving home.  He seems very happy.
An anniversary calls for a special dinner and here is Parker eating an extra thick baked pork chop.
Luv you Parker!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Painted Front Porch

Painted Porch
Ta da..  I could not afford a new porch so I painted the old one with a white stain.  I think it looks pretty good.  The black door really pops.