Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Girlfriends And Gardens

The past couple of weeks, I've had the pleasure of visiting long-time girlfriends. Needless to say, it's been a busy time, involving the pleasure of company, and just getting 'out there' experiencing nature. And tea. And bakeries...
We went to Milner Gardens at Qualicum Beach as they were having a plant sale. And the Tea room was open for lunch. Inside the house was a lot of memorabilia of the current "Royals". Charles and Diana were there when they attended Expo '86 in Vancouver. Her handwriting was very innocent looking, all loopy with a little happy face. Sweet girl. Other Royals, too. Such a beautiful private setting.
Camellia hybridsErythronium revolutum

I also had the pleasure of peeking into a couple of girlfriends gardens a little closer to home. This one is a perfect example of a Spring garden in Ladysmith.

And the next one is of a summer houses' very old, beautiful garden in Honeymoon Bay.

And now, out to my garden!  Enjoy your day.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Other peoples Blogs!

Here are a few blogs I've been following lately. One day, I'll figure out how to feature blogs on my 'sidebar', but for now, this was the best I could come up with.
Deanne Fitzpatrick's  newsletters are full of info on one of my recent addictions, rug hooking. Her article on "Create Beauty Everyday" sure makes me think I'm frittering my time away.
I go to Val Galvins' rug hooking workshops in Chemainus every month. I featured her studio Renditions in Rags in a previous post. She has lots of pics and info on her facebook page.
 This Blog is inspirational. Get out there, and create a beautiful flag, that means something to you, and hang it outdoors to spread your message. We have a ton of Tibetan Prayer Flags hanging off our porches, spreading Peace as they shred in the wind. I love the idea of them, and the look of their shreds.