Thursday, November 15, 2018

made some ...

I made some Boursin - it's delicious and a favourite of my fella's ...

1 part butter
2 parts cream cheese
add flavour(s) of choice -
mine is usually garlic, chives,
cracked black pepper
and dried cranberries -
whiz together in food processor

how you treat people tells all

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

this and that ...

Since Thanksgiving (in Canada) and Remembrance Day have come and gone and with plenty of snow on the ground I finished this fella just in time.   He's a luminary and can be found here.   The Frankenstein I made for Halloween is from the same website.  

Yes, there is plenty of snow on the ground - winter came very early this year.  On the bright side it has put me in the seasonal mood and last evening I watched my first Hallmark Christmas movie of the season although I was disappointed there wasn't Christmas music in it.  

Monday, November 5, 2018

it's time .....

it's time for this ...

we  will remember

and to put this away ...

 we've had this a few times already but thus far it keeps disappearing
 although there's more on the way ...

anyone who wanders
finds new paths

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween .....

There were a few trick or treaters at the door tonight - they all belonged to  neighbours who are grandparents - the children were so polite.  The youngest was two and refused to wear his costume but had decided that knocking on doors and getting treats was ok.  


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

good 'ol summer time .........

In my last post I mentioned we had finally received some rain - that 1/2" ended up being 4" over 5 days and was well received - the weather continued hot and windy and the moisture disappeared very quickly.  This past weekend saw a cold front come through - we arose two mornings to 10C - going from 33C to 10C  is quite a ride.  ^^

This year we harvested our very first zucchini at the cabin - usually they all abort - wasn't sure whether to preserve this one or eat it - nah, it was an easy choice to eat it!  I stirfried it with onions, garlic, mushrooms and chard (fresh from the garden) - yummo!

The buttercup squash is on steroids - one of the vines has taken off through the bush and is heading towards the road - for now we'll let it wander and see how far it goes.  I was surprised at the shape of these squash - then I realized I had purchased buttercup seeds rather than butternut - it's interesting being my age.  ^^

Hum (the hummingbird) is enjoying the scarlet runner bean - it's growing up the side of the verandah about six feet from the hummingbird feeder - it's most enjoyable watching the Hums visit all the flowers and then sit and take a long drink from the feeder. ^^

I've been crocheting for Fall - any guesses about what I might be making - they're mini - it's not much of a hint. ^^

Saturday, June 30, 2018


RAIN - yessirree we got rain at the cabin!!  Having had just an inch and a quarter of rain since the snow departed it was delightful to awake early this morning to the sound of a decent rain - just checked the rain gauge and it shows a half inch - wow!!  It's been hot and sometimes extremely windy with rain all around us - finally it was our turn.  😊

This is a long weekend in Canada as we celebrate Canada Day on July 1 - here's our jar of fireflies to celebrate the occasion....


I read about peony jelly and just had to try it - problem is I have no peonies here but neighbour and friend E does so I got some from him and just in time - the hot, dry weather this year has resulted in early but short lived blooms.   I made this from red peonies and whilst it is very sweet it has a fruity flavour - I'm happy with it....

For several years the Eastern Phoebe has nested in the same spot - this year there were five little ones - my fella had the pleasure of seeing them leave the nest. 

summer should be issued speeding tickets

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

summer ....

Summer doesn't arrive till the 21st but we've had summer weather all week -
 it's downright hot and we're still waiting for some rain. 
This is another design by  Isobel.

           Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June 
trembled like a butterfly -
a blessed midsummer to you all!