Tuesday, June 30, 2009

An Evening at the Beach and Revisiting our Kitchen

A few evenings ago we went for a drive to the south shore so we could enjoy a nice walk along the beach.
This lovelylittle church was peeking through the trees.
The south shore has red cliffs while the north shore has light sand dunes.
It was so peaceful there.

The lighthouse looks so pretty in the evening sun.
The lighthouse at Fort Amherst-it is not inhabited now so I peeked in the windows. There was a children's toile wallpaper in one room making me imagine what life was like for the family who lived there.
The sun is setting as we drive home.

So that was our evening at the beach!
A few people asked to see pictures inside and so I will post a few kitchen pics for those who haven't seen it as as my old pictures seem to have disappeared from my blog.Thank you to all who gave advise on the problem-I will let you know when I solve the mystery.
I love dishes!

I have collected mainly tranferware and mostly red and white.

The bay window in our kitchen is a favorite spot for a cup of tea.I like displaying different teacups etc. here.
I love to have a pretty bouquet on the table.
So I hope you enjoyed your tour with me.
Take care,

Friday, June 26, 2009

A Misty Morn!

A couple of days ago I got up to a lovely misty morn so I grabbed my camera and took some garden shots. I love the soft look a fog rolling in gives to pictures. It has been hot here the last few days so we definitely know summer has arrived!

I hope you have a great weekend!

p.s. Iam not sure why everything is underlined on my bottom picture=does anyone know how to get rid of the lines? Worse still my blog pictures are steadily disappearing- anyone have any info on this problem? Will they come back?
Thank you,


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Beauty in the Garden!

There is a lot going on in the garden now as new flowers burst into bloom daily.I am enjoying going out with my camera every day to capture all the beauty( I especially enjoy seeing my pictures of the garden in the winter months). So, here are a few of the shots that I took.

For some reason my pictures are being deleted of my blog-is anyone else having this problem?

Agnes rose

Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony-new last year in our garden.

Oriental poppy

Sorry, I forget the name of this.

Therse Bugnet


Nymph peony


yellow swallowtail butterfly

Miss Canada lilac blooming.

Love the fragrance of these lovely lilacs.

Love bouquets

The head of the house!

Enjoy your day,


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Garden Shots

We have had rain here the last couple of days so the garden was glad for a nice drink. I did take these photos between showers so I will take you on a tour today.
I love lupins and they do grow wild here-so you will find them in ditches in many places or even a whole field here and there but they are well behaved in our garden. That is a spirea(Torr-I believe) and a midnight wine weigela beside the lupins.

This is the magnificum geranium(my favorite). I bought a few clumps at a yardsale several years ago and I have divided them so that they are sprinkled all around the garden. they look so nice with peonies and lady's mantle.
I love the color of this poppy and it has pretty crinkled edges. Sorry I forget the name. June at Laughing with Angels has pretty poppies in her lovely garden you should visit if you haven't already.
This dames rocket has a lovely fragrance but it reseeds readily. I love to see it growing in the wild mixed in with the lupins.
Our dogwood tree-the fancier ones are not hardy enough for our garden.
Love this iris from my mother-in laws garden.
Mary rose with magnificum gernanium.
This is Therese Bugnet growing in several places in our garden because it is hardy and puts out nice little suckers to transplant.
The is the Agnes rose one of the first to bloom and also very hardy.
My midseason peonies are just starting to bloom. I love peonies and have over 100 plants and about 40 different varieties.
These Korean standard lilacs are a much loved birthday gift!
That is a later blooming Prestion lilac behind the weiglea. I love being albe to stretch the lilac season and the fragrance is incredible.

This is another Prestion lilac=again I forget the name so I should do some research.

I will show the rest of the garden later in the week -I am having a morning out with a good friend!

Take care,