Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Sometimes I head back into the house for my camera, to capture a bloom or two, to enjoy when we face the long winter months when there is only an all-white vista from our window.
This week the hydrangeas are pretty...my favorite flower.
Last week we stopped at Homesense, and the anticipated summer garden clearance was happening. I quickly snapped up this garden urn, about 1 minute before someone else asked to purchase it! It is about 4 feet tall, and heavy! With our son's help, we placed it in a temporary location along our garden path. Next spring we'll decide on a permanent spot.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The orange lily below looked smashing against the dark green of the outbuilding
These are from my own garden:
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We are enjoying a period of very hot weather right now, quite different from the last two summers, If the gardens are watered, they do well...tomatoes are loving it!
Monday, July 18, 2011
Cindy from Oakview Cottage came over for tea today. I always look forward to our visits. We met through our blogs and live quite near each other. Cindy has a wonderful talent for decorating her home.
I baked some scones and we enjoyed them with jam, whipped cream, and strawberries.
I used my wedding gift bone china, Foley Devonshire. The flowers are from the garden.
I am joining Sandi for tea time Tuesdays again. Be sure to visit her lovely blog.
Recipe for the scones can be found here.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
July 1, 1957…we were married.
Remembering… it wasn’t a fancy event like most weddings today…but pretty in it’s own way. I bought a bridal magazine, picked out a gown, and had it made by a dressmaker (cost…$40!) The reception food was prepared by us…fancy sandwiches,…… chiffon cakes made by Mom, ….strawberries from my parents’ garden, ….wedding cake baked and decorated beautifully by Mom.
The honeymoon…car trip to the Wisconsin Dells…and later a reception in the farming community where I grew up in Saskatchewan, hosted by my parents.
That was the wedding…the MARRIAGE was based on Biblical standards, standards which still hold firm today…
We are so blessed all these years later, to have my Mom and all our siblings with us…and lovely children and grandchildren…..so much to be thankful for…
…and, most of all … a patient and loving husband!!!