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!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

the latest info .....

This is the latest information regarding Blogger - it's not good news - now we know where we stand - thanks to Barb for sharing.

Anyway, since I made the jam I haven't been doing much other than tending to the gardens, etc.  My fella replaced one of the decks at the cabin and I was his right hand man - just needs to be stained now - waiting for a calm day with low humidity.  ^^

It seems that our winter began mid March and lasted till late April so what was a gal supposed to do but stitch - so here are some of the pieces I stitched - most of them will be used for cards.

sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful

Friday, June 1, 2018

jammin' at the cabin .....

The talk of the town seems to be about blogger and the comment issues since the 25th of May.  I have learned how to receive the comments although they show up as 'no reply' which is no help at all.  I understand blogger is working on this issue and I hope they quickly come up with a fix.  Mind you, I'm surprised that they were reactive rather than proactive.

I thank all of you who left a comment on my last blog post - I won't be replying to your comments this time.  I also thank all of you who looked at my blog post.

I made some jam at the cabin using rhubarb, sugar and jelly powder - so simple and so delicious.  I used the hand blender once the rhubarb was cooked so there was no evidence of rhubarb - for the jam connoisseurs.  ^^

Whilst out walking last evening I came across wildflowers - three days ago there were none other than dandelions and they don't last once picked.  It's so dry the dandelions are quite small - I managed to pick enough leaves to add to the pasta sauce last evening - the bees have certainly been enjoying the flowers.  Even the lady slippers are quite small this year - they look miniature - I've never seen such small ones and they are exquisitely dainty ......

where wildflowers bloom so does hope

Saturday, May 26, 2018

2 mm ....

2mm of rain - at the cabin - that's all we've had so far this month!
This is a birthday card for a friend who is adventurous in the kitchen and enjoys cooking and baking.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough

Friday, May 18, 2018

Chip .....

Since the squirrels were disappeared Chip, the chipmunk,  has free run of the cabin yard - he's friendly, entertaining and gets along with the birds.   Here he is trying out a new feeder - he seems to like it.  ^^

 As you can see the grass is slow to turn green - it's extremely dry here.  And Hum, the ruby throat hummingbird, arrived right on schedule - amazes me every year.

nothing can be done except little by little

Saturday, May 12, 2018

pelicans ....

We've opened the cabin and have been keeping busy with restoring order inside and out. My fella decided to rebuild the verandah railing and since there is a garden in front of it I was happy that he decided to prioritize this job - it's still too soon to plant in that location.  I've cleaned up the gardens and planted onions.  We've had some HOT weather - 27C hot - quite unexpected - most enjoyable.  

On a trip to the cabin in April we encountered lots of pelicans on one of the rivers that we have to cross - there are hundreds congregating here - they were still there on this last trip.  In the photo you will see what looks like a circle  of pelicans and we believe this is where the new chicks are being cared for and protected.

There are lots of birds around - many are visiting on their migration north  - they're enjoying our diner and keeping us entertained.  ^^  

a mother's love is like a button ....
it keeps everything together 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May ....

Today is Beltane, an ancient Celtic festival celebrated on May Day and marks the halfway point between spring and summer.  It is a celebration of rebirth, spring and new beginnings.  This is another design by Isobel of the Primitive Hare.

Google has been changing things again - for several weeks I've been unable to leave comments on many blogs - I'm visiting but can't say anything - not sure if the changes are mine or yours.  ^^

We were late getting into the cabin this year - the ice went out 3 weeks later than in 2017- we're happy to be back.  

all things seem possible in May