Thursday, July 2, 2015

Our Summer Porch

     Happy July!

I hope all my Canadian friends had a 
wonderful Canada Day yesterday.
Finally, summer has arrived here and
I am ready for some porch sitting!

                                                        I gave all the furniture a fresh coat of white
                                                        paint. The screen door was a 70 mile yard
                                                        sale find last year for $20 but it needed a
                                                        couple of coats of paint too.
                                                        Did you happen to notice the color change
                                                        on our house too? We were pretty pleased
                                                        with ourselves when we got it done with a
                                                        little help from our son.We are waiting for
                                                       the roofer to come to put a new grey roof on
                      I am enjoying the fresh new look.

                                                                  It is lupin season here on the Island
                                                                  so lots of for bouquets.
The white rocking chair was a wedding
        gift to my husband's parents many years ago.
I am happy to have it for our porch.

                                                                The garden view from this little porch.
                                        The garden has changed dramatically with all the
                                                  peonies. I am looking forward to doing a photo shoot
                                                  soon. Also, looking forward to enjoying some iced tea
                                                  on the porch as the summer days are here and we have a
                                                  little break from our busy days.......unless I see something
                                                  else to paint!

                                                                      Thanks for your visit!


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Garden Views

             Hello everyone,

                                                                I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.
                                                                It was a nice weekend here and I took
                                                               some photos of the garden to
                                                               record the progress it has made as
                                                              every day I see changes.

                                                              So come along and see for yourself!

                                                             The Canadian Preston lilac Miss Canada on
                                                             the right with Siberian Iris and early peony.
                                                             In the far background is another Miss Canada
                                                             and A Miss Kim Korean Lilac.
                                                                    On the wild side ~ sweet rocket reseeds freely
                                                                    but here behind the boathouse fence that is a
                                                                    good thing.
                                                           A view of the allee garden.

        Early morning light.

                                                            The mid season peonies are starting to pop.

                                                         The arbor leading into Cheslea Garden.

   One side of Chelsea garden
                    Corner of Chelsea garden....a work in progress.
                                                                       The Gardener's cottage.

                                                        We had a mix of sun and cloud this
                                                                  weekend as you can see from the
                                                                 different light that the pics were shot in.

                                                                     Thanks for stopping by!