Monday, 20 March 2017

Hello Spring......🌟





 Hello everyone....

      I thought...

         What better way...

               To Welcome Spring...

                      Than to feature Spring's favorite Bird!

I went thru my archives...

              And found a few pics of The Robin, 

                       To share with you...

                                       🌷 On this...the First Day of Spring 2017...🌷

                                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~

My mind has been wandering to the gardens lately...

      I am always filled with such great ideas...

             For some spectacular flower baskets...

                                     Table top displays...

              Fresh garden bouquets here and at the cottage...

                                             I can just see it all now...πŸ™Œ

   Won't it just be marvellous to get our hands dirty...

      Sip a cocktail at days end...

            Watching the Sun slip away...

              Oh...okay...pinch me...I was dreamingπŸ’­...and...

                             It.was.wonderful! 

                   Enjoy my Robins........






Hope you are all well...

Having a great weekend???? Anything exciting that I should know about? 

Welcome Spring into your lives...enjoy your week ahead...

The morning has started out rather cloudy...

Perhaps the 🌞 will show her face.... 


                    Cheers! 🌾

                          linda ♥️

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

From Sun, Surf & Sand...to...❄️❄️SNOW❄️❄️

 Hi everyone....

Arrived home safe and sound Sunday evening...

The traffic in spots was hideous, but thanks to Daylight Savings Time, we were able to push through and get home in the light!!

As we were leaving the beach...very early Saturday morning...the above is what greeted us as we opened the door!! The Moon was just setting over the Gulf of Mexico...it was such a sweet surprise!! It went down, just like the Sun...sizzling into the horizon. Beautiful!!



Monday morning...I was at the grocery store...stocking up on all things fresh!!

I thought these Apples and Bananas looked particularly  Spring-like, in this gorgeous Yellow bowl my daughter gifted me for my birthday!! Pretty,eh??

 





Unfortunately we returned to Ontario, just in time for a monster Snowstorm!!

There had been NO snow the whole time we were away...and they had Springlike temps into the high teens{celsius}... 

Geesh...

Thanks Mother Nature!! 

It has been snowing non-stop...and big gusts of wind...

Supposed to subside tomorrow...let's hope so!! 




There was one bright spot yesterday!!!

Our Miss V came for a visit!!!

She was quite excited to see us...and she could not wait to get outside with her Papa and do some shovelling!!! 

She was covered in snow!! From head to toe!!

I took these thru the LR window...no shovelling for me! hahaha!!

I had a cup of tea with her Mom...and got caught up on things!! 
 
 Check out her Snowboots!!! They look like Puppies...She said she got them at Marshalls!!! I laughed so hard....πŸ˜‚






It was a lovely re-union...

She will be back on Thursday, as it is March break here...and a sleepover!!

I managed to get this wee "Cat Mat" made for one of her cats...Duke...as apparently he LOVES the blanket I made for my daughter for her birthday!!

Think I will whip up a few more, for my other kids cats...perhaps a few tassels will look fancy! hahaha!

Got all the laundry done...we vacuumed...I chatted up my plants...a very busy day indeed... 

Chicken soup made and eaten for lunch...so comforting...

I am quite happy to be home...

As we all know..."there is no place like home" πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’š❤️


       Hope you are all well...and coping with this snow, if you are getting it!!!

           Have a wonderful evening..and a great week...

                    Cheers!    :o)

                       linda ♥️ 

 

Friday, 10 March 2017

And.....That's A Wrap.....




Hi everyone....

Well.....here we are...at the end of a fabulous run in the sunny south...

Here is tonight's Sunset and the beautiful full Moon above the cottage...

We will be on the road bright and early Saturday morning....

Truck is mostly packed...just our overnight bags...some snacks...and...a new crochet! Hahaha!

Unfortunately Tennessee looks like lousy weather....hopefully just during the overnight....

The kids tell us it is COLD at home...so we better brace for that!

Looking forward to getting back in the swing of things at home....

And I have missed "you know who" A LOT!

Thanks for coming along with us....hope you enjoyed my photos....

Here....and on IG....









I will be in touch once we get settled in....

Wish us a smooth trip....and a safe landing....

Cheers!   :o)

          linda πŸ’™

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Beach Bits & Bobs.....🐚🐚🐚



Check out the one that is very different in this cluster of Sea Terns!

Ok....back to business.....





Hello everyone....

Everything here is great....weather hot...unbelievable!

Here are a few photos to keep you busy! Hahaha!

We went to our very favourite restaurant again last night!

The Salt Rock Grill in Indian Shores...right up the street....we can walk!

The Grouper Chowder there is soooooo tasty, but last night we opted for the Firecracker Tuna....

Mouth watering....so tender....with such a unique taste....highly recommend this appetizer!

They always serve hot sour dough bread, with their signature olive oil/herb dip....

Soooo good....I have replicated it a few times.

We eat at the outdoor bar...alongside the Intercoastal waterway....

A couple of beers....a couple of appetizers....lots of bread...and that is dinner!

Then....we walk back along the beach....in the sunset!

Man oh man....are we ever spoiled!



We always find interesting things on our beach walk...

Boyfriend found this wee Soldier....how cute is that?

Managed to snip a few more flowers to make a small....but colourful....bouquet!

Mr Moon is back,and putting on quite a display....hope to get a few more shots, as he gets bigger all week....

We leave on Saturday am....can hardly believe it is almost over!

But....Miss V is waiting at the other end for us...πŸ’™






There are plenty of Aloe Vera plants all around the cottage....

Some of them are HUGE!

The Sunsets never disappoint....

Even when a big cloud rolls in...the beauty is awesome!

We went to a Toronto Blue Jays game last week....MAN, WAS IT HOT! πŸ˜…

As you can see we had excellent S seats....unfortunately they lost...πŸ˜•
Did I mention how hot it was?






I am still cooking up a storm....my choice, by the way.

Good restaurants are few and far between down here...unless you just want to stuff your face!

I made Cajun/panko coated chicken tenders with asparagus and home fried taters....

The leftover chicken, was made into a rice and sautΓ©ed veggie dish...

With my Greek Salad....

Both meals were delicious....AND....healthy,too!




My latest afghan is growing by the minute....had to purchase 2 balls of yarn....

I will most likely finish this before we start the drive home.


This handsome fella visits us most afternoons....

Loves to take in the sunsets too!

I made fish tacos one night....I made up a sour cream/mayo/relish/hot sauce for them....

With all the chopped veggies, they were really good....😊

                                          ***********************************************

Hope you are all well....

Thanks for coming along for the trip...

Enjoy your new week ahead....

                 Cheers!  :o)

                               linda πŸ’™