Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Glue Dots Happy Mail

Such a treat when you get a big heavy box of goodies that you are not expecting!  This is what arrived from Glue Dots today, what a fabulous Design Team to be on!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

An afternoon's work

I spent a couple of hours in the flower beds today, interrupted by laundry, driving Jaimee to and from work...slowly but surely these will be ready for me to enjoy one day (I hope).  My beds are mostly green and white, love the calmness of this.  I am building up the beds with white lilacs, hydrangea, pee gee hydrangea, azalea, bleeding heart, evergreen clematis, hostas, ferns and in May I will add lots of white impatients.  In the meantime, I am in the midst of weeding, transplanting and dividing plants and digging up sod.  It is all in a days work:

I usually take out about 5 wheelbarrows full of weeds and such each spring.

Some buds coming on my white hydrangea, can't wait until it is in bloom.

Today I made my first purchases for this year.  I planted some white pansies in the bed by my front door and also a few at the end of our driveway.

I purchased 3 white azaleas for the walkway up to our front door.

And a I bought a new clematis...

which is to replace this one, which to my astonishment... my neighbor cut back and dug out (of my flower bed!).  I couldn't believe it... needless to say we now have a fence dividing our yards and I hope one day the new clematis looks like this.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Someone is on the wrong couch and I think that he knows it...

Another sign of spring

Another one of my favorite signs of spring.  Can't wait until the lilacs come out!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

In the spirit of the day, I was playing around trying to take some still life photos.  Jason and Jaimee are in Vancouver and Danica is still in bed so this is my Easter morning this year!

I got this little jug at a thrift store, it has a crack in it but I knew it would be great in some photos.  What do you think?  Of course, the white lover in me would much prefer white eggs but these are farm fresh and they are what they are.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Dinner

Dionne and Troy hosted Easter dinner again and it was delicious! 

Cianna did a great job of getting the table ready.

And of course, once again, Auntie Dionne spoils all the kids:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Yay, Spring is here...

April Fool's!

I am so done with cold weather and am really looking forward to some warm spring sunshine.  Spring is my favorite season.  Well mother nature had a great April Fool's joke on us this is what we woke up to:

And of course it was when my car wasn't in the garage!