Canada Garden: 05/14

Friday, May 30, 2014

Gone Fishin. . .

It was a quick trip  to our seems-like-home-away-from-home at the lake.  
Only four more months til we get to go back :)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Bird's Nest Makes Any Floral Better

V and I went to the cemetary while we were down home.  We put this saddle on Warren's headstone last fall.  As you can see, a mother bird used it as a foundation for her nest this spring.  I love it.
We hope she was through with the nest.  Amazing workmanship. . . er, workbirdship. . . well, you know what I mean!  Anyway, we left a new flower saddle in case she needs to start over again.  We miss you, Warren.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

May Vases

Our friend Karen  retired a few weeks ago when all the daffodils and wood violets were blooming.
The redbud came from our backyard, but I have to confess:  The lilacs were from our neighbor's shrub (thank you to Bill  & Gail & Mike!)  and the tulips were Mother's Day leftovers at Meijer.  It was a beautiful vase for work. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Catching Up

A new floral for the office. 
And this is the goat barn at the Easter Egg hunt.  I loved all the different green metals.  
I'd like a garden shed like this one day.
The daffodils were fabulous this year.  They didn't seem to mind the cold winter at all.  And even though I didn't think they would come back, I planted these purple hyacinths from a bulb garden that I bought at Meijer last year.  Oh ye of little faith :) 
Rachel posted this picture of Kyle playing basketball at Laura's.  Her caption, "Big Dreams".  
Laura had this awesomely fierce basketkball court built in her back yard for all her tall boys.  I have to ask her more about how it came to be when we visit again.
 Betsy's kindergarden picture.  
She is so beautiful and she looks so much like her beautiful mom, Rachel.
I grew up in Kentucky, but my teachers never helped us make an awesome Derby hat like this.  
I want one too!
 Off to the Derby party.  With yet another great hat :)

Before & After Locks of Love donation in memory of Isaac's friend Gail Whittles. He's handsome before and handsome after.  So good to have him home for a little while.

The daffodils are gone now.  The allium are blooming, the peonies are budding.  
And the dandelions. . . they are spectacular this year :)