Having just enjoyed a couple of weeks off from blogging & blog reading, & in keeping with Sian's theme of what's new or a first, on this Monday, I am happy to report from the patio all the new here.
New plants for our gardens; a red & white Rose of Sharon & a red Hardy Hibiscus. I chose the colours in keeping with the plans for a red & white floral front garden display next year as Canada celebrates being a nation for a 150 years. I also bought 2 kinds of red & white tulips. Oh the plans!
|Rose of Sharon|
Last week I celebrated a birthday. Of course that is not new, I do it every year. What was new about this birthday was the plans I made to celebrate actually turned out according to plans along with some bonus moments. Normally I live in Plan T or Z ... very rare for a Plan A to work out.
Planned for a horse drawn carriage ride through the Niagara Botanical Gardens. Bonus; we were the only ones in the carriage & our driver took a little longer in the drive.
|Tom The Horse & Tom The Driver|
|Conservatory to the left of the entrance|
Planned for tea at The Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara On The Lake. Bonus; we were seated by the window in the conservatory. Bonus PLUS; a couple sitting near us had taken a photo of us together (I had asked) & a little later two glasses of pink champagne with strawberries arrived at our table purchased by this couple. The gentlemen said birthdays need to be celebrated in style. I was so overwhelmed by this true act of random kindness, I cried. Not the ugly cry, but the nice big fat joyful tears (truly a bonus in that my eye makeup did not run).
And new this season, rain, the last weekend 2 days of on/off rain!
My thought for the week; "Sometimes I think I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe" ... Diana Britt