Cat on a bike in the garden

This afternoon we watched The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson and I loved, loved, loved it. I loved the story and the look of the movie. There were so many pink walls and men wearing purple suits. There was also some wallpaper that reminded me of the carpet from The Shining.

After watching such a rich, colourful movie, I went all the way out into the backyard to take photos of colourful things. Things like the cat riding the bike, our rose garden, which is going gangbusters…
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Tamaters and flowers

by Carol Browne on August 20, 2014 · 1 comment

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Through the screen

Meanwhile, out in the garden… I know. I haven’t been paying much attention to the garden this summer. But, that neglect is paid off. Look at the roses!

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Rest day.

by Carol Browne on June 29, 2014 · 1 comment

in Family and Buddies, Festivities, Gardening

Donner in the cat treeWorld Cup Soccer had a Rest Day last Friday – which worked out perfectly for us, we were too busy shopping to watch any soccer that day. Today was my Rest Day. I did a little laundry and a little sewing and lots of resting. I’ve got a busy week ahead – one day of work and then another day off. PHEW! Exhausting.

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Delicious and elusive white turnips

But first, kitty feeder update:

1) the cats were up at 2:30 am messing with the feeders. They knew something was in there. My sister had to shoo them away so she could sleep (her guest quarters = the living room couch).

2) at 3:51 am, Oscar was climbing on my back in bed. Sheesh.

3) 4:15 am the first feeder opened. Neither cats realized anything was going on.

4) 4:18 Oscar figured it out.

5) Donner’s didn’t open up until about 4:20. He didn’t know what to do at all. I ended up sitting by him until he ate out of his feeder. They need a few more tries before they get what’s going on. We’ll try again tomorrow.

Now, back to today’s adventure and why there are no photos of us kayaking.

I shot our whole adventure in film, so the photos won’t be available until tomorrow after 4 pm.  I hope that’s PHOTOS because I forgot how to use our Diana camera and pretty much rolled through about 5 shots before remembering I had to watch the counter on the camera. I doesn’t stop for each shot. Oh well. I figured it out again by photo number 9, so with any luck one photo should have turned out in that batch. Just one good one would be lovely. Also, of note, it was cloudy today, and these cameras work best in the sunny sunshine. Oh man. I really hope I get 1 good one.

In the meantime, please enjoy these photos of a bowl of vegetables (more about that later) and these flowers now blooming in our garden.

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The colourful garden

June 8, 2014

The garden has come alive with colours! It is so cheerful out back right now. In a surprise move, my favourite are the pansies I ordered from the Girl Guide fund raiser last month.

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With a cherry on top

June 1, 2014

This was one of yesterday’s treats. A perfect looking butterscotch sundae. We went over to Burnaby yesterday just to experience the ice cream at Glenburn Soda Fountain. Delicious, pretty and very clean. We’ll go back another Faturday to try a real Egg Cream. I have no idea how chocolate syrup, milk and a lot of […]

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Hockey, bedding plants and the fan.

May 14, 2014

Hockey and bedding plants and the fan. They all made an appearance tonight. This is exciting because the temperature is warm enough to require a fan at night. Here are the bedding plants. They need some water.

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Happy Summer!

May 7, 2014

It was SO nice and sunny today that I went for 2 walks! 2 walks! I wandered around the waterfront on my lunch hour, but was unable to find anything of note to photograph. It didn’t matter, the sun was out and it was a little bit breezy. DELISH. After work I went to meet […]

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Lacy lanterns and other neglected things

April 27, 2014

I took two whole days off from the blog. I never do that! But I did it because on Saturday all I did was eat French Toast (with friends!) and cross-stitch 2 solid inches of colour. Then, we ate hamburgers and watched TV (with friends!). It was a great day and I didn’t document it. […]

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Chinese Lanterns on the patio

September 8, 2013

Project Clean Up The Garden was a great success today. It really didn’t take that long – the patio is small. It’s looking very fall-ish out there now. I know I’m jumping the gun a bit, technically it’s still summer until September 22nd, but still, the plants were looking bedraggled and some were just covered […]

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