I’ll stop apologising for the very intermittent blogging and just accept that this is where I am at right now. I’m happy to be sharing what I do, and that you’re reading. I’d love to interact more. How about on Facebook? Or Instagram? Continue reading
It got hot this week. Like, for a day it got really hot. And humid. And uncomfortable. Partly because we still haven’t turned on the air conditioning yet. But that’s okay. Because the heat did something else. It spurred the local early strawberries to ripen. And ripen they did! It’s strawberry season! Continue reading
We’ve been eating strawberries for weeks now. But we hadn’t really enjoyed them until this weekend. We bought a flat from a nearby farm stand and oh my word! They were the sweetest, juiciest berries of the year. Richly coloured throughout; none of the white centres that make strawberries a little tart. They were like candy.
What a weird week. After the chill of Mothers’ Day, we moved into high heat and humidity for Victoria Day (the unofficial kick off weekend of summer and gardening in Canada). Then we had some unstable weather, with storms. Today? The furnace has been running, we’re in long pants, and my toes are trying to convince me that they need socks (I refuse to give in). Continue reading
What a beautiful weekend
Wow, after the way “spring” started, I didn’t think we’d see this weather any time soon. We did kind of jump right to summer, a little. But it’s not stupid hot or anything, so it’s good. The Forsythia is in full bloom and the Lilacs will soon be out. “Blossom Sunday” is upon us here in Niagara; a time when historically tourists would come from far and wide to ogle the orchards in full bloom. That doesn’t happen so much anymore, at least not organized tours, but we’re planning on going out to take in the beauty. If I get some good pics, maybe I’ll come back and add them. Or check out my instagram account. Continue reading