Showing posts from August, 2009

Flaunting Flowers Aug 28, 2009

Time once again to flaunt our flowers. There is a faint touch of fall in the air, and flowers are getting a bit bedraggled. Here is a view of our little pond. Lime green hydrangea, perfect right it! Double pink petuniasFall mums in copper
More dahlias. They are so prolific!
So head over to Tootsies place, and see more flowers.

Tablescape - White plus Blue

Kathleen has invited us to Part II of Let There Be White Tablesetting Party..
Everyone is invited..set with white dishes and one other color for linens etc...
My table setting includes wite and blue, two of my favorite colours:

The main white china is Royal Worcester Gold Chantilly.
I purchased the blue and white napkins at a garage sale ..$7.00 for a set of one tablecloth, 4 large napkins, and 4 luncheon napkins.
The glasses are Fostoria, I think.
I changed the center arrangement  for this photo.

Here is the link to this happening:

Mosaic Monday- altered tags

I love making tags, and often set up my table in the basement and dabble with my glue, paper, and ribbon.
Click on the mosaic to enlarge it.

This is my contribution to Mary's Mosaic Monday. I am always amazed at the lovely mosaics over there. Thanks, Mary!

At Dusk

Daylight hours are getting shorter now. Here are a couple photos of the front of our little house after sunset.

Flaunting My Flowers August 20, 2009

An endless summer hydrangea, second year

Tootsie, at
is hosting the weekly flower flaunting event. It is so much fun to see flowers from a variety of climates.
Here is what is blooming in our garden this week:

A rabbit, enjoying silver toned plants:

A view of the back garden:


This is a nice compact plant, but I can't remember it's name. I 'll plant it again, as it is very reliable.

Birds Hill Park

We took 2 grandchildren to Birds Hill park this morning!). We saw a couple of "fairy rings" and lots of mushrooms.

Chokecherries are very plentiful this year.

Goldenrod is abundant

Due to our rainy summer, the evergreens have done very well.

This man made hill was built in 1984 for the visit of the Pope.

"Feathering" the Bathroom

Just some touches of pinkin the bathroom this week...

Mosaic Monday- Plates in Blue and White

Mary, at
is hosting a weekly feast for the eyes. My mosaic shows some of my collection of blue and white plates.

Today's Bouquet - Aug 11

No arranging...just plunked them in a vase!

Mosaic Monday ---cool summer whites...

Today is Mosaic Monday, and my contribution is a montage of white...somehow the warm weather we now have inspires me to think of all things white. I did include a photo of our garden in winter (just to remind me!). I have switched out the china in the cabinet to white for now. It will likely change again in September. I also included a shot of some of the 600 perogies we made for our family reunion.

Head on over to Mary's and check out many other mosaics on this fine Monday.

Flaunting Flowers August 6, 2009

The summer is flying by so quickly, and the garden shows it! Every week new blooms emerge. Tootsie is the host of this weekly event, and her flowers can't be beat! There are some other beautiful posts on this subject, so head over there.

Here is a shot of our deck right now.
Monarda is blooming this week
Lysianthis is such a pleasing flower
Here is my herb pot, handy to the back door, for snipping a few sprigs.

Today's Bouquet - Aug 5th