A warm Monday morning greeting to all & linking in here: Sian
Happy Victoria Day Weekend. For us in Canada, it is a stat (bank) holiday. The first of our summer season. Many call this May 2 4 because the start of the summer season means beer & the most popular case size is 24 cans or bottles ...
A sense of newest comes in the form of empty space. I have done some serious clearing out of stuff. I tackled the bedroom blanket box along with the storage bin under the bed. I found at least 10 of Sooty's tinfoil balls under there. My goal is to have no need for under the bed storage boxes. I also went through the ensuite bathroom drawers & cupboards. So many beautification items had passed expiry dates. I made a trip on Friday to recycle, charity shops & drugstore (for the expired bathroom items - you cannot put in the garbage). I also found a place to safely dispose of large batteries.
Next on my schedule was the stuff in the dining room, but did not get too far. So many wedding gifts that have never nor will ever be used. I feel
Ordering the newly development tulip to celebrate in 2017, Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation. Photo is from the advertisement.
On Sunday we tried saving a baby chipmunk that had become trapped in our garage over night, away from the warmth of the nest. First we warmed him up as he was cold & then we fed him some water to re-hydrated him.Then we read up how to help. Our handling him was not going to be a problem as it does not bother the Moms. We placed him by his hidey hole & put some peanuts around him so Mom would come calling, which she did. The only trouble was that she recognized before we would accept, was that he was not well & would not make it. She took the peanuts to feed the other baby in the nest, which we could hear & had seen earlier. It was heart breaking to watch as our little rescue guy, CB, moved every time he heard the sibling cry. We buried him in the grass stripe between our garden & the farmer's field. We both cried at nature's resolve to be cruel & tough.
We have spent most of the weekend & will continue on for the rest of the week as we are on vacation, tackling the garden, setting up the patio, filling pots with annuals & vegetables.
I hope everyone has a chance to enjoy the week ahead.
|The Start Of The Potting Up|