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