Sunday, November 25, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Maybe just a little.
My Granddaughter has a 
3ft pink glitter tree
for her bedroom.

It works, kind of.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Perfect Pie Day, Warkworth, Ontario

Today was the 33rd annual 'Perfect Pie'
contest in Warkworth, Ontario.

If you love pie, then
this was the place to be.

The best part - 
there were samples.

Fruit pies

savory pies (this one was venison and my husband 
said is was excellent)

pumpkin pies

I love the intense look
on the face of the woman
at the top of the photo.

This town takes their pies 
very seriously.

Monday, July 30, 2012

My Weekend Treat

We went for a little road trip on Saturday.
At one point we ended up in Orillia
at PATILERO (23 Mississaga St. East)
for a wee bite and a chance to sit 
and watch the world go by.

If you are a regular reader of this blog 
you will know that I have a bit of a 'thing'
for really good food and sweets in particular.
This perfect little wild blueberry pie
(I'll call it a pie rather than a really big tart)
Even in this photo you can see how
flakey the pastry was.
And, it was filled with blueberries, not filler
with a few berries tossed in for measure.

July, road trip, blueberries, good tunes on the car stereo.
A perfect weekend treat 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

We've got TOMATOES

I can see it now .....

baskets and baskets and ripe tomatoes

all ready the same week in August.

I need to search recipes now.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

It's daylilly season

My husband calls them
ditch weeds.

My mother refers to them as ditch lillies

They are both wrong


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Baby Tomatoes

I'm planning an Italian inspired dinner in about 4 weeks from now

Have Green Thumb- Will travel

It's early July,
hot, hot, hot, 
dry, dry, dry,

Diligence in the garden in key.

My planters get water and fertilizer (a light feeding) daily

Slow release into the beds

Hanging baskets in full sun
sometimes get watered twice daily

It's worth it in the long run

The colour feels good

It will feel even better in February

Saving sunshine for the long cold winter

This planter I picked up last week reduced to clear ($7)
It look so bad.
I've been feeding, watering and clipping 
and I am starting to see what the colours will be

The results are worth the effort

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hot Long Weekend

It's the Canada Day Long Weekend
once again.

Tomorrow our town will be hosting 
it's annual Canada Day Parade

As with most community parades
there will be 

And kids on bikes.
Looking forward to tomorrow.
I think we might need to find a different spot on the route
as each years pictures
look much
like the
year before

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Home Again

All great adventures must come to a close.
After a brief delay in Vancouver
Hannah and I arrived home very early Friday morning.

I'm still feeling a little punch drunk from the time change
and two weeks of constant movement,

but I still wanted to share these last three images from
Gabriola Island

The beach at Sandwell Provincial Park

Shells on a long, Drumbeg Provincial Park

This most lovely dedication of a bench, obviously for
a couple who admired the peace, view and calm of this place
as much as they loved each other.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Vancouver in the rain

It seems to rain in Vancouver.


I got the guided tour to some of the more
interesting locations by my personal guide

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Green Green Vancouver

My tour guide (a.k.a. my son Adam)
took me for a tour of the Gastown area of Vancouver.
I have many pictures of the city but I was very
impressed with this community urban garden.

The garden is in what appears to be a former parking lot or perhaps a 
building lot that was demolished

Three cheers for Hastings

Monday, June 11, 2012

On the Road Again

Travels from Victoria B.C. to Vancouver.

As you can see, it was a perfect day for the crossing
I saw seals and a whale.

I hope the return is as eventful