Saturday, August 31, 2013


Look who was waiting upon our return from the Baltic!

I had never had an orchid before this time last year. It bloomed beautifully and then went dormant. I did absolutely nothing except to give it the three prescribed "ice cubes" per week. When the stem started to die off, I googled orchids and learned to cleanly cut off the stem and wait. After many moons of waiting, and one snapped stem incident, "Miss Patience" danced into the light.

I have no idea what the longevity of the orchid is, but will keep on doing the same thing and possibly add a little fertilizer in the coming year. It's such a pleasant surprise to see the blooms again.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

More subtitles

It always amazes me how certain things come to light when you've just spent time immersed in that same subject. I was perusing "Netflix" the other day and came across this subtitled Danish movie. Having just been in Copenhagen and surrounds, this was of utmost coincidence.

Christian VII of Denmark

My own images of the Amalienborg castle. We had a delightful visit inside after having been thoroughly checked out by the guard and dismissed!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Hort's Host High Tea

Summer weddings. This time the "Hort's" (affectionate nickname for a collection of Horticultural Society biddies buddies), hosted an afternoon tea for Ashley Booth. Our pal Ingrid will be mother-in-law this long weekend. Ashley will marry Jason O'Hara at the Booth family farm in Orillia. Jason and our son Gordon have been friends since kindergarten and are now approaching their 35th. birthdays!

Kathy Sherliker, Victoria Booth (mother of the bride) and Marcia Slater (who loves hats!)

Jason's Grandma Sherry with Gillian Hobson

Ashley has warned Ingrid not to wear this hat at the wedding

The Bride Ashley and her Mother Vicky....looking forward to a magnificent wedding weekend!


Monday, August 26, 2013

Karen Blixen Museum

The House/Museum

The Monet pond and tea room on the back terrace

The cutting garden

"The bird sanctuary at Rungstedlund encompasses only 15 hectares but hosts a bountiful bird life. 35 different species breed here, and many others visit the area to seek food. Thanks to, among other things, the old trees and over 100 nesting boxes, there is a teeming population of hole-nesting birds here."

Karen Blixen is buried under the large beech tree

Certainly time to watch "Out of Africa" and "Babette's Feast" one more time.

Credit: The Karen Blixen Museet

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I wonder if he'd have liked this?

Having just returned from Copenhagen, it's too bad we missed this, but happy that we saw

The Little Mermaid on her 100th. Birthday!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen

This is what most tourists come to see in Copenhagen

This was just too irresistible! Well, after all - it was a 45/65 cruise.

DO NOT under any circumstances calculate the exchange on the dollar. Just eat, drink and be merry!

And then there are the BIKES! EVERYWHERE. More bikes than you ever see ANYWHERE!

Monday, August 5, 2013


You're gonna fly away
Glad you're goin' my way
I love it when we're cruisin' together
The music is played for love,
Cruisin' is made for love
I love it when we're cruisin' together

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Sometimes when I'm on the phone and look out to the courtyard, I imagine that someone is looking at me. In this case there could be a few "things" lookin' at me. Owls????? :)

Whadda ya think???

Friday, August 2, 2013

The money with a hole in it