Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sunday morning

I seem to be wanting to post a really happy scene, and the only ones coming to me lately are indoors! The weather outside is frightful ... really. So here's Sunday morning. Lovely.

In a few days I'll be on an adventure in "Sidney-by-the-sea" and should return with signs of Spring.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


I can't keep giong on and on about our freaky weather, can I? Seriously, in the past three days Honeymoon Bay has had well over 16 inches, or 40 cm. of snow. Yuk! I'm dreaming of this:

Photo from Southlands

and what do we get?? This! No kidding...
So a little more web surfing, garden planning, and dreaming of warmer weather.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


We're supposed to eat colourful food, right? Well, I think we eat well ... perhaps a little too much, but good food none the less. This cutting board is full of organic veggies ready for the stir-fry, and it was just so beautiful I had to snap a picture.
The pink and bright yellow is rainbow chard!
Here's a pic from last year. Rhubarb is just starting to show now, so I'll put a plastic cover over the bed for a few weeks to protect it from our very cold nights, and soon it'll be looking as good as this.

Eye candy! 
 It's fairly apparent that I'm itching to get into the garden. Today I went out to clear away debris, ... old clematis vines, and raspberry canes etc. Then inside for a warm cup of tea, as it's still cold.
Pretty Random today, but then again, so is my life!

Friday, March 2, 2012

It's March, which can only mean sheep!

I remember  ... long long ago and far far away... Grade three, actually. And every month we made a picture for our calendars. And the March picture was (always) sheep. Spring lambs, so sweet, and then they are let out to pasture, and March weather being what it is, they get all muddy.
I was surfing the net and found this fun site. Sheep and wool.

They have a yarn CSA. Community Supported Agriculture. Good on them. Hope you go to their page.
Yesterday I soaked a few Sweet Pea seeds, and today I planted them, just outside the office window. I feel very lucky to have found Renees Seeds at our local Buckerfields store. I've only grown the Spencer or Cuthbertson varieties, which are lovely, but I'm really looking forward to seeing these. I planted "April in Paris" and Cherie Amour". How can I go wrong?

Sweet Peas, Cheri Amour
Happy Spring Gardening!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Still Winter

A few days ago, the weather was almost Spring-like. Then we woke up to a lovely snowfall, reminding me that my gardening plans were a little premature!
I'd been looking through seed catalogues, .... gardeners' porn. Everything looks so good. Some of it had to be 're-touched' doncha think?
 I planted leeks today, and on my way to the shed, I did a garden walk-about. Look what I found! Cute little aconites. The other 'stuff' in the picture is my long suffering lavender patch. Poor things really want to be in the Mediterranean where it's warmer and drier. I so appreciate them in our garden.
Snow's here for a while, but these pleasures of early Spring are a treat.