Sunday, May 30, 2010

Our garden is blooming!

Here are a few photos of our garden this year. Last year it was so neglected due to both hubby and I being sick, but by the way it’s blooming this year, I think it’s forgiven us :) The lilacs are done now…I always miss it when they leave. This year they were forever covered in butterflies and bumble bees.
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And here’s our newest addition – a gooseberry plant my Dad bought for me. I love gooseberries!
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Check out my new Blog! - Rocking Chair Memories


I've started a new blog called Rocking Chair Memories. Hope you'll drop in for a visit! The photo I've used in the main image is one that I took on the weekend. I just love how the quilt hangs gently over the top of the rocking chair. I can picture the woman of the house sitting there rocking a baby or Grandbaby, humming a lullaby while watching the goings on outside the window.

Hailie and I visited a Heritage Pioneer Village not far from  here and I got the most amazing pictures! I'll be sharing more of them on my new blog and I'll have to make another trip down there when I'm alone as most of the buildings were inaccessible with a baby stroller. All in all we had a wonderful day together walking through the village. We even had homemade butter and scones!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Plain tuckered out!

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Now this is tired! I put baby to bed then went to check on her a few minutes later and she was sitting up in her crib with her face “smooshed” in the rungs and her arm hanging down over the bumper pad. Recently, I’ve had a few days like that where I’m just so tired that I think I could sleep anywhere, anytime…even sitting up!

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Sweet dreams!

Monday, May 17, 2010

A walk in the park

Yesterday was beautiful! We took the opportunity to take Grandbaby to a park for the first time and she loved it!

We played on the swings.

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A little push from Aunt Shel

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We enjoyed the view

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Walked through the town

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Some of us had a little nap on the walk

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Then a quick stop at the beach for a first little dip in the lake

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Needless to say, we all slept well last night!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Think they’re trying to tell me something?

I opened the fridge this morning to look for something and my two little helpers came to investigate. Or maybe they were trying to tell me it was time for a snack!  Charlie the rabbit is really eyeing up that lettuce in the crisper.  Luckily they stayed put while I got the camera- that hardly ever happens!

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's, Grandma's, Great Grandma's and Mother's to be! Hope you have a wonderful day to relax and enjoy your family.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Poor birds are so confused

I took this picture about an hour ago on my way to town. It's still coming down! The birds cleaned out both of my feeders this morning and were fighting over the seed. The contrast of green grass and leaves with the white snow is beautiful but I think I still prefer sunshine this time of year.

Friday, May 7, 2010

New Old Fashioned Prairie Apron


New primitive prairie apron on Ebay. You can check it out here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390193042154#ht_1713wt_1165

Thursday, May 6, 2010

More Summer Graphics

I've added a few more summer graphics to WyldCountry Graphics. Slowly but surely, I'll get them all added!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Road Trip Sunday

Have you ever had one of those days where you just HAD to get away? I have them ALL the time. Those are the days that I usually wake up my teenage daughter and ask if she wants to go for drive. Sometimes hubby comes along if he doesn’t have too much work and now, grandbaby comes too! Last Sunday it was just the girls and we took a trip to a small town about an hour away called Burks Falls. It was raining a bit and I thought it would be a good day to visit some great craft and furniture stores that I’ve been to before. Guess I should have called first because both stores were closed! However, it gave us the opportunity to explore the tiny village of 1000 and find new places to visit on our next trip. We did manage to find a Flea Market that was open but it was so packed you couldn’t really see anything or get to it! Nothing was priced, and when I asked the lone man tending the market what a few pieces that caught my eye cost, I knew why the place was packed tight to the rafters. His prices were outrageous. I mean, he had some nice antiques and a lot of junk, but he wanted a lot for the junk too! I guess he’ll keep adding to the pile because at those prices, I don’t think he’ll sell too much!

After finding that place I found a garden center/craft store with all types of wooden birdhouses outside but it was closed on Sundays too. It did have this gorgeous old washer and wicker chair by the front entrance and as soon as I saw them I just knew they would make a great photo! On the ride home, I wondered how many loads of laundry were done on that beauty. My Mother had a washer similar to this and I remember spending a lot of time watching her put the clothes through the wringer. I loved how they came out flat!washer

We ended up going down a small dirt road that followed a lake in another small town and I was surprised to see all the Trilliums in the woods. I’ve never seen so many in one place before.  The  white trillium is Ontario’s Provincial flower and the symbol of the Government of Ontario.

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While I was taking photos of the Trilliums, my daughter asked “what that thing was down the road ahead of us?” I looked up to see it moving towards the bush. As I inched my way toward it in the car, I could tell it was a wild turkey. I love seeing animals in their natural habitat like this. He wasn’t too scared of us as I snapped a couple of up close photos.

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And last but not least, we found this cool looking clock in another small town called Sundridge. I couldn’t help but take a photo :) 

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All in all it was a pretty good road trip and I think grandbaby enjoyed it too!

Monday, May 3, 2010

A great day for bread

Today is sunny and there’s a cool breeze coming through the kitchen window. A great day for making raisin bread.

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Ever since I found out how easy it is to make homemade bread it’s all I’ve been eating. It’s nice to know what ingredients are put in your food!