Gardening

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

by Carol Browne on June 8, 2014 · 0 comments

in Gardening

Lavender

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

by Carol Browne on June 1, 2014 · 0 comments

in Edibles, Family and Buddies, Gardening

Butterscotch SundaeThis 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 seltzer will taste. Sparkly chocolate milk? Sounds good to me. So does a Purple Cow. I think we’ll have to go back a few times, actually.

But that was yesterday. Today was a totally different thing. Johanna & I went out to Ladner (without cash. This is important to know.) to the scenic and beautiful Westham Island Herb Farm. I picked out many tomato seedlings, basil and some lavender water. HOWEVER, I found out the hard way that they don’t quite yet take debit cards (but they do take credit cards and cash). DARN IT! And who goes to a farm without cash? Me and Johanna. We pooled all the cash we had ($7) and I was able to buy these little beauties! (And put back the basil and the lavender water.)

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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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Labour Day

September 2, 2013

I picked up a couple of pumpkins on Saturday. We ate a small one for dinner tonight (roasted – with onions) and I took photos of the white one. The top photo’s a little spooky, and the next photo looks like someone wrote on the pumpkin.

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Still kicking

August 26, 2013

Even though the sweet peas are still going pretty strong, I found a couple of very slow moving flies just hanging out on some of the dying blossoms.

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