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Monday, September 11, 2017

September Corn

As the garden went in late, we will not have a huge harvest this year, however the corn seems to be thriving. Fresh from the garden, ready for dinner. :)

Friday, September 8, 2017

Grey Cabinet Reveal

 This cabinet went straight to Brighton when I bought it. However we didn't move so it came back here.  It was fun filling it up. Two years later, I am finally sharing it here. Better late than never.  It is from Carleton University, the biology department.

 Bits and bobs from growing up, my parents, grandmother, friends, and yard sale finds.

 I loved my Crissy doll when I was younger. A couple years ago I went in search of her again.

 I just love finding those paper bead necklaces. Most of these came from Goodwill.  How we all miss the Goodwill that was once in Brockville. It is just not the same without it.

                                                                Ribbon and trim.

 I was taken by the little drawers and knew exactly what I wanted to do with them!

                Neatly wrapped on cards and now so easy to find what you are looking for.

                                           A peek at the other side of the studio.

Random Busyness

 Well, that went by quickly! It didn't seem like much of a summer really. The garden went in late so the produce is late too.

 When I stopped by Homestead Organics in Morrisburg this week I was greeted by a flock of geese crossing the road.  They were on a mission.

 From inside you can see the geese enjoying all the apples that have fallen to the ground.

                              There have been visits with friends, and long chats by the water.

                                                               A "stylish molt."

                                              Finding a quiet and sunny spot to nestle in.

                        The end of a long day. Never enough hours to get it all done.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fledgling Bluebird in the Wood Stove

I could hear the rustling in the wood stove but could not see the bird. Eventually the little fellow found its way into the box and I was able to retrieve him. A little dusty, but after some water and being set outside, it was gone.  I hope it finds a better place to roost than our chimney from now on.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Morning Visitor

                               I spotted this lovely swallowtail in my front garden this morning.

                         It never really stopped flitting about so getting a good picture was hard.

                                                                          Enjoy!  







                                               I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend.

Monday, August 21, 2017

It was a BIG Duck

 Last week was a busy one, well, they are all busy. Thursday morning I dropped Aaron off at Blockhouse Island in Brockville as he was to help set up the BIG rubber Duck that was to be displayed for the weekend.  It was already warm when we got there but the place was hopping with activity. I watched the swimmer above do the breast stroke right along behind a number of ducks swimming in the water.


 At this point the ducks went off on their own while this fellow followed along his chosen path.

            The crane had already arrived. Did I mention it was very bright and sunny out?

 Aaron and Guy, with my Mini Mui-Chan figure.  Guy was already in the spirit of things with the little rubber ducky on his helmet.

                       When we came back at the end of the day they were still working.

                                          Lots had happened, but still no giant duck.

                                                      Setting up the fence.

            They were tying it down when we arrived. You wouldn't want it to blow away.

 We went back to see it the next day, being blown up. Another hot day. It was almost full sized when we arrived.  By this point, Marty was getting in on the action and posed with Mini Mui-Chan.

                                                             Jacob took this picture.

                                                             Yup, a big duck.  (Jacob's pic.)

 We went back again on Sunday afternoon to find great crowds of folks wandering about.

 We took a cool stroll through Canada's first train tunnel. It runs under the City Hall and goes quite a ways north. It was begun in 1854.

                                           Looks shorter than it is when you get started.

                                    There were folks of all ages enjoying the cool air.

Youngsters enjoyed the lights along the sides and the calcium build up along some of the wall.
The funny lighting is due to the string of LED lights that runs along each side of the walkway. They are rather harsh and irritating if you want my personal opinion.




Besides Rib Fest to the West of Blockhouse Island, there was the Carnivale Lune Bleue just a block east. We wandered about. It looked interesting.



After all that walking about we head north for some ribs at Northern Soul. There was a nice breeze up on the hill so we ate outside.

                           It was a BIG day full of BIG adventures in small town Brockville.

                                                     Guy again. Nice shirt, Guy!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Thrifted Yellows

 I came across a stack of wonderful vintage yellow Melmac plates at a thrift store recently.  The top one is the same brand that my grandmother's plates were, Rainboware.  We still use them everyday.  There is a very interesting blog on Melmac dishes. You can check it out HERE.

 At Barnfull of Goodies, in Morrisburg I finally bought this neat little set (?) of enamel on cast iron pieces. I have been admiring it for a long time.




                                                I love the veggies painted on them.



 Then there was a yellow pear bowl, with divider. Another thrift store find.  It is an early Pfaltzgraff  chip and dip bowl.


Yellow kitchenware is always welcome. It reminds me of the smaller enamel covered casserole my mom gave me as a wedding gift decades ago, and the larger one which was a most fortuitous yard sale find years ago.  Yellow brightens up the space.

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