Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Walnut Tree

The walnut tree stands proudly by the pond. It has history but the farmer is no longer there to tell it. That is how it goes.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hub o' Oak

Here's a glimpse at the oak kitchen table that has been the centre of our home life. For our toddlers there was a matching high chair that converted into a small rocking chair. It ended up in our family room until my niece had her boys and it was passed on to them. But our table remains firmly planted beside the kitchen. We all love being in the kitchen area. It did not surprise us when the more recent houses added family rooms merged with kitchens. Isn't the kitchen a hub of activity? It is in our home. And it's filled with lot's of love. Now you can see where a bit of Rosa's bounty landed, the oak hub and rightfully so!  

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Rosa's been growing  many things in her garden. Some of her bounty arrived over our common fence. She's  generous but sad that raccoons are picking her peached. These green grapes are the sour kind but a favourite of mine. The fresh basil is so fragrant and the tomato's such a lovely bright red. It's an odd shape. This composition was created on one of my favourite pieces of furniture. And that is???
P.S. Of course I checked for bug protein before tasting.Spiders love vines.  LOL

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Oh so prickly!
To err is to be human, right? Yesterday I was playing around with settings because I seem to have trouble commenting on Abe's blogs so I saw a comment moderator page for the first time. I tried to figure it out.  It has some options but I clearly did not get the point (pun?). The page showed my published comments. Options? Save was not in the list. Delete was. I presumed that I was being asked if I wanted to clear the page I was on and chose delete. And then I left the cleared page.
Oh so very prickly!!
I was horrified this morning when I was looking at the posts and discovered your comments were all gone. I do apologize. I feel very bad for hurting you. I made a mistake.
To err was very prickly.   

Thursday, August 19, 2010

African Violet

This pretty violet sits on our rescued kitchen table where we used to eat with her. It is a flower that gets me smiling. Some were grown in my auntie's apartment and on birthdays we would get one. We weren't very successful at maintaining them so she just gave us a new one annually. It became a tradition. Now that she's passed we still love a violet. When we see one we all think of her. And we've learned to respect it and keep it growing. She loved to sing," You are my sunshine..." to us. We still smile when we hear it. Could she be sending her kind of sunshine on it and us too?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Surviving the Heat

It's too hot this summer!!! This planter sits on the deck. It's watered daily after the sun has gone down but the plants are just coping. And we can only enjot the space in the evening or very early morning. 

The buds are trying so hard to  grow. Will they blossom or just wilt? The heat is to continue for the next week. I'm keeping my eye on them.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Yellow Finches

On Friday we decided to invite some birds into our backyard. We bought a yellow finch feeder , food and a post. We placed it near the only little tree in the yard and also created a small watering hole that doubles as a bath. Stones inside the vessel make it shallow. Yesterday we had the first bird drop by and today two showed up. Not prepared for the little visitors, I  ran quickly, grabbed the camera and took this shot through a window. The photo is unedited.  I'm just so thrilled that these yellow finches appeared so readily that I wanted to share the event!

Today (Tuesday)the finches have added water from the little basin to their diet. Now all I need to do is learn to be ready with the camera!