Monday, 17 June 2019

Me On A Monday - June 17th

Good Morning Everyone.

Saturday saw our two Ash trees receive another treatment against that nasty horrible terrible Emerald Ash Borer beetle.  The Arborist said he thought both trees looked good & still no signs of the beetle - yeah!  Money well spent.  This very wet spring has been a bonus to all the trees.


For our anniversary celebrations we attended an open house for a Thoroughbred Ex-race horse adoption centre.  It was a wonderful 3 hours & we both enjoyed ourselves.  Needles to say I fell in love with all of them, but there were three in particular that I really liked; Tom Joy (broken withers) She Goes West (22yrs) & one that I cannot spell or pronounce her name, but let's just call her lovely, she's on total stall rest to heal a bowed tendon.  Lovely is 17.1hh at 3 years of age. Hands are how horses are measured from the ground to the top of their withers; a hand is approximately 4".  Horses stop growing about age 5 years.   No I'm not getting a horse, but I am certainly dreaming.  More to see on my Take Three Thursday.

Our next SPSH Link In Will be Thursday August 1st with the last Link In on Monday September 30th.  

 
Summer arrives in this part of the world on Friday the 21st at 11:54am.  I shall be in my garden to greet her, unless the mosquitoes carry me off - these suckers (literally) are huge this year HUGE. 
"if you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito"  Dalai Llama


 

Friday, 14 June 2019

SPSH - First Link Up




Here's the list of those linking in to SPSH.  I hope everyone gets a chance to go visit the other's blogs to see what they have found for the search.  

Remember the idea & fun of SPSH is to use photos you have taken during the time of May 1st to September 30th. 

In no particular order:

Ruth:This West London Life
Deb:Deb's World
Eileen: A Bracelet of Days
Maggie: Farmer's Wife Day by Day
Karen W: Random Reflections
Melissa: Daily Life Bits & Pieces
Bless: My Two Cents
Joy: Diary of A Retired Teacher
Karen: Karen's 365 Photos
Jane: Jane's Journal
Susanne: Snaps & Snippets
Tanya: Of Sowing & Growing
Sharon: My New Uneventful Life 
Live and Learn
Amanda: Amanda's Scrapbook Pages

Here are a few of my recent SPSH finds: 

# 6 Umbrella Either Open or Closed

#15 Broken Chair

#9 Bridge

#5 The Word Summer


#13 Two Colours of The Rainbow Together






Thursday, 13 June 2019

Take Three Thursday - It's Like A Buddy System

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take 1 - 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in.    What have you noticed this week? 

See what others have noticed this week:  
 Maggie at: Farmer's Wife Day by Day
Karen at Random Reflections



This week what I've noticed,  is all the threesomes in my own garden.  It's like a buddy system of flowers.  I know that science has something to say about grouping things to please the eye & making in easier for the eye to "see", is in 3, 5 or 7 - with three being the ideal.  I guess nature proves once again, it is in charge & does know best.

So I give you three of my floral amigos 

The Three White Knights Have Fallen Together

A Purple Haze

 
The Red Queens Have Nearly Lost Their Petals

Monday, 10 June 2019

Me On A Monday - June 10th In TGIF Form

Good Morning.  Yes I'm slipping in the TGIF on a Monday again.  

I'm thinking that I just might change things up for Summer with posting on a Friday rather than a Monday, giving Me On A Monday a summer vacation of sorts,  but not until after this week's Friday SPSH Link In.

The first of the 2019 SPSH link ins happens this Friday, June 14th.  I hope that everyone has being having some fun with the search.

Now back to our regularly scheduled meme ... TGIF = Trusting, Grateful, Inspired, Fun (Thank you Dr Brene Brown).


TRUSTING
Trusting that our anniversary celebrations will also be enjoyable for Mr Man.  He left the where, what, when of celebrating our anniversary together in what ever way I wanted.  I have arranged attendance at an event that speaks to my heart - with horses.


GRATEFUL
Grateful for the connections I've made in the 4 years of blogging.  I started in June 2015 without any idea of where blogging was going to take me, I had no clear plan.  I did not know if it would even last long.   It's continuing to push me in a forward motion.  Yes Grateful for the advice, the sharing, the kindness,  & encouragement.  So very Grateful for all of you.



INSPIRED

I am truly Inspired by this bird of prey, that she/he has so readily adapted to life in the city, that while her/his once,  field & forest home had been turned into a concrete wasteland (I'll say no more about that for now), that she/he is able to still find food & make the most of a situation that was thrust upon her/him.  This bird's situation really does Inspire me to look at some of my own life situations that are not of my making & how I need to adapt, to make the most of what is.

FUN
We had 6 baby black squirrels loose in the garden (again) & we watched them for about an hour, chase, wrestle & well I'm not sure what it was; washing or kissing.  I'm no longer a fan of the six plus Mom as they chase my chipmunks & the squirrels dig huge holes in my flower pots.  Fun - well for a moment or two, but I'm so over this form of entertainment.



Thursday, 6 June 2019

Take Three Thursday - Mind Where You Walk

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take 1 - 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in.    What have you noticed this week? 

See what others have noticed this week:
 

 Maggie at: Farmer's Wife Day by Day
Melissa at Daily Life - Bits & Pieces
Karen at Random Reflections



This week what I noticed was all the flocks of baby Canada Geese.  They are everywhere & some flocks are much larger than others.

Recently I heard that because parent geese do not feed their young, baby geese from other parents wander into & merge with other flocks.  A set of parents may have really only hatched 5 eggs, but their flock may include many more young that originally hatched.  Canada Geese mate for life & both parents take turns sitting on the nest to hatch the young.  Both parents guide & look out for the young. Adult geese can be quite aggressive when protecting their young. 

In this region we are not in any danger of not having enough Canada Geese, so please mind where you walk in the parks.




Monday, 3 June 2019

Me On A Monday - June 3rd - TGIF


Source: Internet
Good morning all - bet you were wondering if I was confused (again) when I titled this post, Me on A Monday & then co-titled it with TGIF.  Most people think of TGIF as Thank Goodness It's Friday, but I have a new reference to this acronym, thanks to Dr . Brene Brown.  You can read about it here: TGIF - A Weekly Practice

TGIF = Trust, Grateful Inspired & Fun

So today;

Trusting: that June's Angel Thought; Answered Prayer, is right on the nose, on the mark, on the money ...
 
Our church's prayer garden of which I am part of a team trying to bring some tidiness to.

Grateful: for the kindness of other bloggers.  Divers & Sundry helped me discover the name of a book I have longed search for.  I didn't know the author or the name of the book, but in a comment on her blog I mentioned the main character's name & the jest of the story.  She knew it right away.  I now have this book on order.  The book is called An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden, it was my Mother's favourite book from school & she would read it to me. I hope reading it my self will re-connect me with my Mother (in spirit).
 Inspired:  Nature's resolve to just get on with the job of blooming, growing, being.  Truly bloom where you are planted.

Fun: stamping & making cards at my monthly workshop.


So what's your TGIF?

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Take Three Thursday - A Walk In The Wild Weather

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take 1 - 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in.    What have you noticed this week? 

See what others have noticed this week:
 
Maggie at: Farmer's Wife Day by Day
Melissa at Daily Life - Bits & Pieces
Karen at Random Reflections


It certainly has been a wild week in weather, from extreme gusting winds, to torrential rains.

Evidence of the gusting winds - we got caught in the middle of a dust storm.  It was a blinding few moments & it made quite a mess of the car.

More gusting winds on another day - I'm using this photo for the SPSH #15  broken chair/bench/stool - it tossed one of the chairs we have in the space behind our fence, we get an unobstructed view of the field & hills behind us, along with some amazing sunsets. There's now a big crack in the back but still usable for sitting.


The farmer's field behind us; newly planted, was flooded for hours & the worry is that it has disrupted the neat rows of planted corn.  I took the photo through the bedroom window in the middle of the rain storm.  It looks like a lake out there.


3 days after, that lake like puddle is still a large soggy mud pit & the farmer was seen out there shaking his head.  Of course it has rained for the last 2 days adding to the mess ... we are going to have to re-install Spring because it just doesn't seem to want to "run"  Yesterday I overheard a lady telling her friend that she hasn't got her annuals planted yet as it's still too cold & it's already June (actually madame it is 2 days away) so what's the point.