He's so photogenic:)
It was like they had planned to have matching clothes:)
Lots of gardening..some tea..some cups..some of my fave blooms..the Forget-Me-Nots,the lilacs,bleeding hearts and LOTV..all the pretty Spring blooms..Jack In The Pulpits..so many..it's feast or famine here.
Had a fun little outing..
Noah.his mom and I went to Alexandria..home of the Priest's Mill..
We had a nice lunch at The Quirky Carrot.. the staff was friendly and polite and welcoming.
I had a couscous salad..M and N had soup and sandwich combo..they loved the Sweetpotato split pea soup..desserts were brought home..
And right across the street is the mill where Eric Covington has set up shop..glassblowing.Sat was damp..wet murky when we headed out..it set the tone for my pics:)
My daughter had thought Noah would enjoy glassblowing..through AirBNB she booked a class for Noah and she.I came along and took pics..Class is about 1hr +..individually.
She was right..Noah's interest did not waiver one iota.
Noah was so into it..and even into watching his mom's private class.
Staff could not be nicer..Staecy was so sweet ..she is an artist ,makes her own paints..gardens..and glassblows.
Gab (Gabriel) could not have been more patient and interesting and professional.He studies glassblowing in Mtl..must be advanced because he is already a glassblower:)
It is so hot in a glassblowing place..lol!!
I love the stone walls..all the equipment..the window..the glass items were beautiful and art is available too.
During the week..I made Marie's KManis..I love Asian inspired dishes..even though what I eat is not pure Asian..it's the Americanized/Canadianized type..I knew I would love this sauce..
Go see Marie for her recipe:)
I also made a DELICIOUS salad..
Recipe came from my daughter ..source is RecipeTins' Crunchy Asian Chicken Salad~
Above..a photo w/out the dressing..I did water my dressing down a bit mine was too thick.
I could eat this salad once a week.
Used rotisserie chicken;)
If you are in need a of a good Blackberry Muffin recipe ..ths could be it..
I used greek yogurt because I was out of sour cream..and sprinkled a touch of cinnamon sugar on top.I made half the recipe and got 6 good sized delish muffins.
You can find the recipe here.
So lots of blue mauve and pink as I wrote above
The peonies are in buds
A few Irises have bloomed
In the morning..I go see the girls..Caramelle..and Bcassine..only Bécassine lays these days..fresh water..food etc..and garden while J is on the treadmill..
I come in and have a Keurig..and indulge in half a muffin ..lol above..so good!!
I often bake earlier in the AM..in my pj's.I like that.
I bought alfalfa pellets at the Co-Op where I buy my chicken feed.
I used to put the pellets around my roses and clematis and have not in years.
Fresh bag..have done many of the roses..almost all the clematis.
I am excited to see that 3 hollyhocks I transplanted against the front fence..have taken..and no rust like at the back so far.These are the black ones..if they do well I'll add my fave pinks and such.
I like ..no ..love.. hollyhocks.
I ripped out some Weigela..(no wonder my back barks)..the leaves come out too late.
I have one summer per year.Let it be alive.
I read I should never plant tomatoes before the Lilacs bloom..lesson learned.
Using my petunia food:)
Some Miracle Grow
Garlic is perfect again this year.God Bless Garlic.
Perennial spinach ..up..here and there ..I just pull what I don't want..I had pulled so much last year.
I guess that's it:)
Some days are diamonds some days are dust in a garden.
Some days I am overjoyed with my garden and think How can I be so lucky to have this pretty garden(s) :) Other days I think..Who am I kidding:(?
First few days in flip flops:)
Have a lovely weekend.