Thursday, May 31, 2007

Technical Problems

Tonight, I had some technical problems with my computer so couldn't post any photos.

Thanks for all the comments lately and hopefully, I will get caught up with your blogs.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Rain on the Poppy Bud

I went into my garden and the poppy blooms are starting to swell and are ready to pop open. This one shows raindrops on the prickly bud.

Do you enjoy your flower garden?
Do you grow one?
Do you have vegetables? or fruit?

Tell us about your garden.

A Walk in the Woods

I enjoyed a lovely walk this evening in the woods behind my son's home. I enjoyed viewing all of the lush green now showing on all the trees and bushes. It was delightful.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Good Day for Fishing!

What a difficult job trying to land the "big one"! With this long stick and a piece of string, this little fellow fished and fished.

The geese are content to stay at a distance and watch.

Friday, May 25, 2007


I went out to my garden and pulled all the rhubarb flowers off so that I'll get more rhubarb for jam and pies!

Do you enjoy rhubarb?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Aberfoyle Sunset

I was driving down in Aberfoyle last evening and the sunset was simply glorious! I thought I'd share it with you all.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Typical Guelph Stone Building

This is a typical photo of a stone building built in the late 1800's and early 1900's from stone found in and around the city of Guelph. Many buildings still stand in the city centre constructed from this local stone.

To the left of this building stands the Guelph City Hall.

Monday, May 21, 2007

It's apple blossom time!

My trees are in full blossom now.

Hopefully, the bees will come and pollinate the blossoms but we have a shortage this year.

Niagara Parks Floral Clock

This is a long weekend in Ontario and I was away with a friend to the Niagara Region.

I took this photo of the famous floral clock which chimes every 15 minutes. It's a glorious site for sure.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Chickadee in the apple tree

I love little chickadees. They are such tame little birds but they don't sit long to get their photo taken.

This little one was in my apple tree today.

Black-Capped Chickadee

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Grape Hyacinths are Almost Finished

Almost over! Just caught the last of them. I thought that this little cluster was kind of pretty on my front lawn.

Building on McDonnell Street

This building is typical of the particular stone used in many of the older buildings in this city.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Do you remember these?

What memories!

This was taken in a very dark corner of a basement room of a restaurant in St. Jacobs where we were visiting the huge Farmer's Market!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

They've started to hatch!

Lots of these little fellows down at the old jail farm south of me.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Lots of Signs For Sale

Want to buy a sign?

This is about a tenth of the supply that this vendor had in his stall.

Fiddleheads (from yesterday):

Fiddleheads are the baby ferns coming out of the ground and in Canada are very common along the St. John River in New Brunswick. This is where I first tasted them and grew to love them.

They have a similar taste to maybe broccoli? Or similar veggie that you might steam? I steam them for about 10 minutes in my double steamer pot and then (ohhh, the calories) I smother them with real butter and a pinch of salt and sit back and enjoy!

I'm so happy that this Mennonite farmer has found them on his farm and so now I'll have a constant spring supply.

Facts on Fiddleheads

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

St. Jacobs Market


On my trip to St. Jacob's Market, we saw lots of fiddleheads and I bought some and so enjoyed them.

Have you ever eaten fiddleheads?
Do you like them?

Hi Everyone... Today I posted more about fiddleheads. And I put in a link to a website from Maine, USA which would be almost the same information for us here in Canada.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Old and New

I had to drive my friend to the doctor and I was impressed as to how they've fixed up this very old building here in Guelph which used to house the Simpson's Sears Mail Order office.

It's so nice that they've kept the painted sign above while they've renovated the lower part of the building. Inside, they have a room that can be rented out for meetings, etc. and it's called "The Simpson's Sears Room"

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Eastern Redbud

Oh, dear. More apologies!

This week, I've hardly been home. My friend is still in Hamilton and it's been an almost daily occurrence for me to drive her husband down to the hospital on that city and then by the time we get back to Guelph, it's so dark or so late that I just do my little chores and get into bed.

Hopefully, she will be being transferred to the Guelph Hospital very soon!

Before my husband passed away, he planted an Eastern Redbud bush on our front lawn. He never saw it bloom but each year since he died, it's bloomed. The buds are just starting to break out where the lovely mauve-pink blossoms will be and I snapped this one in the drizzle.