Thursday, July 30, 2015


A new handy little sidebar widget. Now you can see the photos I post on Instagram.

Another hot steamy day in Southern Ontario. This will likely be the only garden photo today! The early (well early by my standards) morning light. Great to read the paper and have a cup of coffee after dousing the planters. They pretty well have to fend for themselves after that. Sprinkler in the evening. Time for creative shrubbery and end of annuals...too much water to keep the grounds up.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Better than ever

I love Dar Williams and this Pink Floyd cover with Ani DiFranco is EPIC. I prefer this version to the original.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

May wonders never cease

Figured out a glitch with my iCloud photos and am happy as a lark that I can now do this effortlessly.

A few little findings along the way to Ottawa

Who wouldn't be happy having a little tea and crumpet with this darling set?

Cream and Sugar?

I'm going to use these little plates when eating lunch. Who says you can't have your sandwich on a cake plate and eat it too?

Just a little inspiration for the Pineapple Log pattern in quilting. Note to self: Take that class!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Still waiting but not long now

The only rides I really enjoy are the swans and the carousel. This was an exceptionally long wait for everyone.

This is the extent of the swan ride! NUMBER 10 please come into the dock......aaaahhhhh

Meanwhile....these guys

and later
Going UP!

.....and down

and round and round!

THIS is what it's all happy they are here!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Still there

Still here and still waiting on the Swans:) It was an incredibly long wait for a short ride.

Meanwhile....these two...

Waiting for the train

The Frog Hopper

Shot of the day. You can always tell a 6 year old by the lack of front teeth. Sheer Delight!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Where I have been lately

One forgets how busy little people are. CONSTANTLY! This was a huge outing for the little family, Mamère and Papi in tow.
First a drive to the GO train, the train ride from Mississauga to Toronto, then a streetcar, then a ferry boat to Centre Island. So many new and exciting things to see and do. "Centreville" is heaven for 2 and 5 year old children. Most of the rides they can manage on their own and conquer many thrill-ride fears with avid parents. Grandparents mostly wait and take pictures :) There is lots and lots of walking involved but it's a great way to tire everyone out.