Showing posts from June, 2017

Rain, rain and more rain.

Not the prettiest peony is it. It is the only one on a plant that is over fifty years old. She produced just one last year too, and I almost pulled the plant out in the Fall. In deference to her age and the joy she has given over the years I didn't have the heart to do it. The fragrance is beautiful, and at one time we could look forward to dozens of flowers on this plant.
I know peonies don't like to be moved, but I will dig it up and split it, then replant in a new spot with fresh soil. I hope it helps to rejuvenate the old girl. Wish her, and me, luck.


I like not lady-slippers, Nor yet the sweet-pea blossoms, Nor yet the flaky roses, Red or white as snow; I like the chaliced lilies, The heavy Eastern lilies, The gorgeous tiger-lilies, That in our garden grow. ThomasBailey Aldrich 1836-1908
These words do not reflect my feelings accurately.  There are not many flowers that I dislike. The poem might have been written by a rabbit, if rabbits could write of course. I bought four of these Asiatic lilies last month and gave two to my daughter. After living in a new build home for a few years and leading very busy lives, last year they landscaped their garden.
When she received the lilies, G wasted no time and planted them in her new garden.
For the last few years their garden has been a haven for wild life as my son in law feeds anything and everything that passes through. Many different bird species, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and a pair of ducks.
When the garden was just lawn, that was fine.
Now it has lovely flower beds, walkways and…

A grand day out.

The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky....Solomon Short

We had a nice day out at the end of May.
About 2 hours away from us is a town that was an important base for the British Military in the War of 1812.
We spent summers nearby several years ago, when we kept a boat at Midland, and while we had visited Penatanguishine, had no idea there was a living museum there.
I learned about Discovery Harbour while looking online for something else.

The centrepiece of this museum is the HMS Tecumseth. The original sank in Penatanguishine Harbour and lay under water for about 150 years. It was eventually recovered and the remains are displayed in a temperature controlled, dedicated building.

Also on the site are numerous original and restored buildings.  They are furnished and staffed with knowledgeable  guides dressed in clothing appropriate to their role.
In the harbour itself is a replica of the HMS Tecumseth, complete with crew. Great fun to go aboard and explore, both above and b…

June !

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.

May was a mixed bag of weather, our lush lawn is a legacy of lots (and lots) of rain.
Work continues in the garden, and our efforts are being rewarded.
We enjoyed some nice days out in May and last week we had a lovely day at Discovery Harbour. A living museum with lots to see. A post is in the works.
My other half celebrates a birthday this weekend and we will be spending it at my sister's. I will get to see my four legged nephew's and niece, and enjoy some fresh country air.
What do you have planned for this fresh new month?