|Posted on 4 February, 2020 at 13:05||comments (0)|
As I've been working from home the winter hasn't been nearly as bad as other years. Of course I know that it's because I've had no commute anxiety this season. It's also going by a lot faster than I've experienced in the past for the same reason I'm sure. To be fair though, this winter has been surprisingly kind, and not the doom and gloom scenario that was being predicted by the weather experts earlier in the season. There's been a lot of strange...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 4 January, 2020 at 0:15||comments (0)|
Hello and Happy New Year.
Before I start pondering on what I hope to accomplish in 2020, I must share a story that took place on the very last day of 2019.
My son and his girlfriend had traveled to New York City to attend a concert and rented a car for the drive. He was due to return the car at noon on December 31 so just after 11am I started my car, tossed in my purse and proceeded to clean the snow off in order to pick him up from the rental place. I shou...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 9 December, 2019 at 8:40||comments (0)|
Another year has almost gone. I can't believe how fast time is going, it seems very true that the older you get, the faster it goes. We've had some early snow this year, and all the weather people were predicting a bit of a doom and gloom winter. There's already been some fairly significant storms with resulting accumulations that were alarmingly early, but today I read that Envirionment Canada is now saying the winter will be milder than normal. That said, I suppose it migh...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 11 November, 2019 at 9:15||comments (0)|
November has always felt a little sad for me. The year is amost at an end, and I look at this time as the "dark" part of the year, both literally and figuratively. My childhood memories of living on an Air Force Base in England where Dad was stationed are mostly pretty wonderful, if you discount the sporadic air raid drills which resulted in being startled out of sleep, or the amazing supersonic Lightning fighter jets which, on their training flights regularly cracked our windows ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 7 October, 2019 at 9:55||comments (0)|
I simply can't get my head around the fact that October is already upon us. The days are noticeably shorter; I'm not looking forward to the when the clocks go back! I'm not a fan of driving to work in the morning when it's dark. I've bought three different sized pumpkins ready to carve for one of my favourite times of the year, Hallowe'en. I've avoided buying any treats so far. If there's chocolate in my house I can't stop thinking about it....!
I had a won...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 23 September, 2019 at 19:20||comments (0)|
After a long break for the summer I'm back on the blog. Today is the Autumn Equinox and although I do like the autumn season there's a sadness to it that I never fail to feel. The Earth is preparing for the long winter sleep and as the days grow shorter a chill usually starts to creep into the air. I must say though, so far the weather has been warm and glorious. Mother Nature is not ready to slip into Autumn just yet.....and that is perfectly fine with me!Read Full Post »
|Posted on 2 July, 2019 at 19:15||comments (0)|
I am happy to say that finally we are seeing some really warm weather. In usual Southern Ontarion style we have gone from chilly temperatures to boiling hot and humid. Not complaining though! The winter is still pretty fresh in my mind.
I have done two shows so far, one at my favourite garden centre, Ormsby's in Meaford. It's such a beautiful setting! Amongst all those fragrant flowers and plants, seeing familiar faces and catching up on all the news,...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 26 May, 2019 at 20:20||comments (0)|
Last month I mentioned that I hoped all the April rain would result in masses of May flowers. We've been getting a lot of rain still, actually today is the first rain-free day we've had accompanied by summer like temperatures. I'm actually feeling the heat as I type this and am pondering turning on the air conditioning system. My forsythia has bloomed and now the greenery is appearing, creating a nice full hedge for my little sparrow friends to enjoy. I've been busy in...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 24 April, 2019 at 18:50||comments (0)|
I hope the saying is true, you know the one that says "April showers bring May flowers" because we have had gallons of rain fall upon us. Not complaining, our grass is getting greener by the day and finally I can see buds appearing on my little lilac tree and my huge forsythia hedge. In the morning I'm greeted by the sweet song of birds and the fresh green shoots of my various bulbs are starting to make a most welcome appearance. I'm so happy that Spring is here. I've ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 4 March, 2019 at 18:40||comments (0)|
March honey, I'm home!
After two beautiful weeks in more favourable climes, I've returned to some pretty cold temperatures. I'm always amazed at how quickly I forget the windchills, the sting of snow in my face and the layers and layers of garments required to deal with The Canadian Winter. It was time for our annual trek to Florida. The drive down was very smooth, despite the tiny hiccup of being selected "at random" for a closer inspection by the US Customs upon arri...Read Full Post »