Saturday, May 16, 2009

So Cold Outside

It is early Saturday morning, and I sit here listening to the birds singing, see the sun shining, and think to myself today is the day. Then I look out the window, see the frost on the windshields of the vehicles on the street and know it is not. It almost seems as if the weather just does not want to co operate with us gardeners here in Saskatchewan. We will have beautiful temperatures and sunny skies for a couple of days........then the temperature plummets and we get rain, hail, or snow. My poor plants are stuck in the house for awhile yet.

These pictures are of some Moonflower seeds I planted. Out of the eight seeds I planted I managed to get 4 to grow. In case anyone doesn't know Moonflowers are actually part of the Morning Glory family....except unlike Morning Glories these open at night. The flower is white and can be 6 inches in diameter. The first time I was given a plant by a friend I fell in love with them. I put plants on the deck and in the evening when I am enjoying the quiet, watching the stars or the moon, I can gaze also on the bright white flowers of this plant. They seem to reflect the light of the moon and sort of shimmer. This time I have enough to do a couple of large pots, one for the deck and one for the patio below.

Well off to visit you all now. Hope there is coffee on! Everybody have a wonderful day. God bless.

Monday, May 11, 2009

My Weekend Fun

On Friday night, just after I finished the dishes and headed towards my chair to work on my knitting for the evening....a knock on the door. I opened the door and the two little boys from down the street, were standing there with these carnations in their fists.

They handed them to me and said "These flowers are for you for Mother's Day, cause we know your boys live far away." I almost cried at their thoughfulness.

Then on Mother's Day we followed our tradition of going to Regina to visit the greenhouses. My favorite one was closed for some reason this year, but we managed pretty well at the one that was open.

Here are just a few of the plants that I am going to need to make our yard beautiful for the rest of the spring and summer.

This will give me a good start, but I know that I need many more to make my yard be a place I want to spend my days and evenings enjoying.

The best thing about the whole day was I got to spend time with Harvey and our youngest son Kris....and when I got home our oldest son Kurt was phoning to wish me a Happy Mother's Day. What could be better....oh cooking at all. Got to love days like that.

Well off to visit you all. Everyone have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Normality Once Again

The past week went by in a blur. Things are finally getting back to normal around the school once again. While we will always miss Susie, she would want us to carry on, and so we are.

Today was a ghostly gray day to wake up to. This picture was taken early this morning looking down into the valley from our front window.
This picture was taken looking down the road towards the main street leading from the south that runs past our little side street.

Wisps of fog deadened the sound of the vehicles passing by. Once the fog lifted I could once again hear the sounds of passing vehicles and people walking. It always amazes me how fog can deaden sound.

The grass is greening up, and Harvey and I are planning a trip into Regina to visit one of the larger greenhouses this Sunday. I told him it could be my Mother's Day gift......plant shopping.

Speaking of plants. Does anyone know anything at all about orchids? I have managed to keep this one alive for two years.

Lots of interesting things happening to it right now, I just don't know if any of these green off shoots are flower stalks! Help!!!!

Well off to visit everyone, it has been awhile. I hope everyone has a wonderful evening.

God bless.