Friday, 23 August 2019

TGIF - August 23rd

Thank you Dr Brene Brown for this meme.

Trusting: that a decision I've made is the right one as it impacts several other people.  I'm such a waffler.
Grateful: that when I fell down the steps at work, nothing was broken or sprained, only damage done was my ego - oh so embarrassed.
Inspired:  by the simple letter exchange it takes one scary word to a most powerful word;   Chance becomes Change

 
Fun: a play date with one of my nieces has been planned for the Saturday.  She is one of the sweetness little souls.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Take Notice Thursday - A Comfory Place To Watch

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 Notice Thursday.   The idea is to take 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?

 




On a recent visit 










to the neighbourhood of Mr Man's childhood, we went to the pier for a walk.  New to the area were all these amazingly colourful chairs.  The town's park committee invited individuals & businesses to purchase one of the chairs & paint it as they saw fit.  The results is at least 100 of these comfortable colourful chairs.  They are chained to posts & such so that they don't develop legs. 

I've picked a few of our favourites. 





Monday, 19 August 2019

Me On A Monday - August 19th

Gracious me it's Monday & it's mid-August already!  

Today I have a post-birthday celebration TGIF.  Thank you to Dr Brene Brown for this meme.  And thank you to the Internet from providing some lovely pink examples of perfect garden birthday teas.


Trusting: that in spite of the desire to be outside, the rain was very much appreciated & will do the gardens some good. The lawns are crispy & beige which doesn't really concern me too much, it's the flower beds that were looking droopy.
SOURCE: Internet
Grateful: that I get to celebrate another birthday , when so many don't.  
SOURCE: Internet
Inspired:  by all those treats at a new, not so local to me, bakery, where I purchased a few to host my own birthday tea party at home. There was also the perfect, just the right size, birthday cake!  Just me, Mr Man & the Fur Girls, the perfect guests.
SOURCE: Internet

Fun:  Tea Parties; Champagne, Birthdays & Cards, all of which feature heavily in pink!
SOURCE: Internet


Thursday, 15 August 2019

Take Notice Thursday - A Place To Grow Dreams

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 Notice Thursday.   The idea is to take 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?

On a recent walk through a neighbourhood that is not ours, I came across this Little Lending Library.  Not only are they providing books but a place to sit & maybe thumb through a book before you decide on a title.  Little Lending Libraries are popping up in many neighbourhoods.  There has been one at a home in the south end of our village & when the residents decided to sell, their first order of business was to find someone to take on the Little Lending Library, as their real estate agent advised that it was not a selling feature, so best to remove or move it.  Thankfully someone in the area was able to re-home it.  Yeah for community.



"a library is a house of hope, it's a place where we all, whatever our situations, can feed our ideas & develop our dreams."  Doug Welhelm


Monday, 12 August 2019

Me On A Monday - The Return

Good Morning.  What a glorious weekend it was - Saturday's weather was a perfect summer day, in my opinion; sunshine, with minimal to no humidity, a slight breeze to keep the insects away from the patio & mostly quiet in the neighbourhood.

We had a little adventure recently off the patio.  A friends of ours told us about this place they had discovered as a possible site for their wedding, so of course we had to check it out.  After visiting, we have our fingers crossed that this place wins out as their choice of venue.  The Paletta Mansion was once the home of a steel magnet. He built his home on the Burlington side of Lake Ontario so that he could look across the bay to Hamilton where his steel factory was.  The home has 3 areas for receptions.  The gardens & lawn are considered public park so that could be a small drawback for photos.  Anyone could possibility photo bomb your session.  

There's one room that opens to a beautiful large terrace over looking the lawns to the lake. Perfect!  I already see myself on the terrace next summer in a frothy summer dress with a glass of champagne toasting friends.






This is the view across the bay to Hamilton



Friday, 9 August 2019

TGIF - August 9th

Thank you Dr Brene Brown for this meme.


Trusting:  that this trail/pathway will be open for use soon.  I know that the township is working hard to get this all ready & more importantly, safe for the users.
Grateful:  that I have cats & that my fur girls celebrated their 5th birthday this week.  OK they didn't celebrate, we did ... any reason for cake.

Inspired:  by a recent sketch  to use some of my stash & do something more than just stick photos down.  Although as it lays right now, I'm thinking it just needs a little tweaking of sorts.
Fun:  watching this little beastie enjoy digging in my pots & then feasting upon the seed heads of some of the spent annual flowers.  Oh my I do find chipmunks so cute.


"A garden must combine the poetic & mysterious with a feeling of serenity & joy."  Luis Barragan

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Take Notice Thursday - It's Corny

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 Notice Thursday.   The idea is to take 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?

This week's photos are of the corn field behind us.  It has been a very good growing season for corn this year.  Lots of heat & humidity mingled with rain.  I have always said you can hear the corn growing & now there's scientific evidence that says yes indeed you can hear corn grow, you just have to have the right type of listening equipment.

From late June:


From mid July:
From Late July:
From August 7th - you can not see anything over the corn now, even standing on my garden bench.

"A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine"