Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Wishing You All A Very Happy... Fun...Healthy... Warm Summer!!!








  
         HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!   ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป
 


Hope you are all well....

Just a few photos from last weekend...

Hasn't the weather been crazy lately????

We finally got some much needed rain last night...the pool is full!!!

We are off again to the cottage...

Not sure for how long, as there is a lot of rain in the forecast...

Need to get down there, and check things out...

         Enjoy the rest of your week...

                 Cheers! :o)

                     linda ♥️

Sunday, 18 June 2017

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Happy Dad's Day๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ














 Happy Dad's Day to all who qualify!!!

The above photo is me and my Dad...I was 3 months old, he was home for a few months, when I was born... as he was recuperating from some stomach surgery...

To the right, is the Summer of '51...

My Mom...older brother Bill, 5 in this photo... who was, and still is ,4 years older than me!!

I love the way my Dad is fussing over me ๐Ÿ’•Unfortunately he passed away when I was 21...and he was a mere 67...my age right now...kinda scary,eh??



Okay...enough sadness....we celebrated Fathers Day Yesterday at the cottage...

All the kids came out...it was a fabulous day...hot...steamy...not too windy!

My boyfriend was so pleased with his gifts...and of course...

Miss V was a favorite visitor....for everyone!!!





The water was still too chilly...

But she NEEDED to put on her bathing suit, and her new water shoes that we had bought her!!!

She kept herself busy, collecting special sparkly rocks...

Isn't her dress cute!! Love that colour!!

And...the Jellie shoes!

Nothing like a strawberry cone to cool off when it is nice and hot!!


 And a big snuggle with her Papa๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š





She made him a very special card....

So creative!!!!!

Hoe you all enjoyed your day with your Dads...and your loved ones...and remembered our Dads who are gone.

But....

Never forgotten......ever.....๐Ÿ’–



I'll be back in a couple of days with a few more photos from our glorious 5 days at the cottage....

GORGEOUS weather...

Looks like Summer has finally arrived..............



          Enjoy your Sunday my friends....


                          Cheers!  :o)

                                 linda ♥️








Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Bits & Bobs......











The cottage flowers are coming along nicely...

Even after all that rain...they still needed a drink when I arrived last Wednesday... 

These spectacular Tulips had their grand finale...

And...I must say...they did it in style...how beautiful is that???

 

We were fortunate enough to be able to have our dinners on the sunporch...

One night we had BBQ'D chicken thighs...corn...baked potato...
 


That is where we sit...see the 3 large screens on the left???

There are 4 other screens surrounding the sunporch...and a glass door to the inside...a screen door to the outside...and a huge window that opens wide up to the kitchen...it faces the water, but the west is to the left, so the sun pours in just before sunset...

Love it out there...I mean LOVE it out there...♥️ 

 





 This is our view to the right....

I always try to have something fresh from the gardens...

These are from my Snowball Bush...

And I do believe there was a lovely scent as well...

I bought a few houseplants for the sunporch...

They do very well in there.... 



This meal started with a few sauteed veggies...lamb chops on the BBQ...a few grilled potatoes and a greek salad...I always add avacado to mine...

One chop is enough for me...boyfriend is the real meat eater!!!
 



We finally got the beach deck painted last Thursday...

And...when I say "we"...I use that term very loosely...hahaha!!

I am the main painter....boyfriend is like my "assistant"... 

I need to paint the edges first...and work my way carefully to not get trapped...

As you can see by the  "before" photo below...it was in pretty bad shape...
 
Pay no attention to the guy painting in this picture.....hahaha!!!

He is merely painting the edge of the deck, that butts up against the concrete wall...

Just joking of course....but...I AM THE PAINTER!!! hahaha!!

Looks pretty darn good,eh?????

No applause necessary....{taking a bow here}
 



Lots of Native Milkweed on the beach...

The Monarchs love it...it makes me happy!! 

Yes...those are my happy feet!
 







On a sadder note...

Miss V was here Monday and 1/2 day today...

She has strep throat...and was running a fever..:o(

In between, she was the sweet happy little girl she always is...

We even got in the pool, that Papa was nice enough to heat up...she only lasted about 1/2 hour, but she was happy!!! 

No pics of her in the pool, as I was in with her...

I took these later in the afternoon, after she rested for a while...

I sure hope she feels better really soon...she was not as feverish today...

Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery...♥️♥️♥️...isn't she just a doll??? 

 
Okay...that's it for me...up to the minute...

We are heading down to the cottage in the morning...

Weather has been crazy...temps in the high 30's c...feeling like over 40c!!!!

It has cooled out a bit this afternoon, and we had 6 drops of rain!!!!

Now the gardens NEED some rain...with all the flowering Perennials blooming...

My Peonies are spectacular...will show you those next week... 

Looking forward to getting back to the cottage...

Wondering how my veggies are doing...not sure if there was any rain down there...but I know it was HOT!!!

           Hope you are all well...and enjoying yourselves...

                 Enjoy the rest of your week... 

                       Cheers!  :o)

                            linda ♥️

 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Can You Blame Us???


We got to spend 4 days here last week...

And...let me tell you...it was gorgeous!!!!

Although a bit on the Windy side...we always find a nice sunny spot to sit...

And just enjoy Nature...and...thank our lucky stars...

That we bought this little piece of paradise...๐ŸŒŸ




Our driveway was absolutely saturated with the Bridal Wreath Spirea...

Stunning....






While I made Potato Salad...

This was my view...

BY the way...I had a cob of cooked corn left over...I added it to the salad...

Deeeelicious!!




I finally got my baskets potted up...

Used a mix of Perennials from the garden and annuals...

We will see how they do....

I did not buy as many annuals as I usually do...

I may have to visit the Nursery again...๐Ÿ˜‰



These White Dianthus are in a basket from 3 years ago...

Aren't they just brilliant???? 


Lake Erie never disappoints...and it is extremely high from all the rain...


The sunporch is coming together nicely...

Just need a few more finishing touches...

Our very favorite spot....



Hope you are all well...

I am so pleased with myself that I actually got 2 posts out this week...

We are heading back down right after lunch...

Can you blame us????

          Thanks for all your lovely comments....

               Most appreciated....

                     Have a lovely week and weekend...

                          The sun is supposed to be hanging around a lot more...

                                      Cheers!  :o)

                                             linda ♥️