Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mother's Day Weekend in Canada and the US~







It's grown since I took this pic:)It's a hero in my garden.




Lungwort..hate that name..so Pulmonaria to me..;)Even that is not attractive a name..












Happy Mother's Day weekend~to those of you who are mothers..or daughters..to people or pets;)

Same old same old here..gardens and teas and cookies..
Great new stamped cookie recipe from Mix and Measure on IG.

You can find it here..I put melted chocolate on the backs of some..
They are sooo good.


So partial to Dark brown sugar now.
The birds are flying around ..so busy making nests emptying my feeders in minutes..lol
Like my chickens..

Only 1 is a laying:(


A bit of a crab here re my Hunter boots..granted I bought them second hand..(like new)..but $$$.and we drove to Neverland to pick them up..

but I have worn them 20 times max..apparently black matte..prone to this..
let's just say they are now strictly GARDEN wellies.

I have  had Walmart wellies that have kept their youth longer than these..
Buy shiny..my daughters have shinier..no sign of wear ..
that's why I am rattling on..beware of matte.

Garden Journal

Bought some hanging baskets

Geranium
Begonias..

Bought ind.pots

Basil,begonias

Planted Seeds

Double Cream Nasturtium
Borage
and my Nicotina Seedlings

Moved some clematis..installed the new obelisks

Bought a Forsythia and a William Baffin..Planted..
Bought a waterfall campanula..planted.

Cleaned the driveway wild area up a bit..it's just unmanageable..a field of ditch lilies and ferns and weeds and Lily-Of-The -Valley..nothing you can eradicate..I tried..

I painted words from Ms.Rumphius on the weathered fence section.. 
Jacques said:"You should paint that fence part first"..I said:" no".

While I was stenciling the words with my Susan Branch vintage stencils..he came out and said..in French: "I suppose it adds to the charm that the fence paint is shabby"..and he meant it:)
10 points!

Things are looking Springy!



37 comments:

  1. And now that winter has gone you are busy as a bee. I wish I had some of your energy. Double Cream nasturtiums sound heavenly. Never heard of them. I have started journaling, but need to work at it harder. Have a wonderful Mother's Day Monique.

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    1. Donna..you were an inspiration to me:) I think I mentioned I had ordered white bunting..it was plastic..I had a few Fat Quarters..and started a bunting because of you.I thought if Donna loves having one for her..I know I will also..:) Just the feeling I will love:)
      Happy Mother's Day Donna..thank you!

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  2. I just love coming here and seeing your beautiful photos! Happy Mother's Day weekend ahead.

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    1. Happy Mother's Day to you in your beautiful new home:)

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  3. As always, your posts make me want to sing. SO beautiful. And good on Jacques for understanding the power of shabby!Do show a pic of it!

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    1. I will!! Hey..Happy Nana's Day to you!! Your first!!♥

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  4. What lovely see yours pictures again Monique, always enjoy!
    All lovely, here's is Mom's day too we have the same date in US.
    Send you love and hugs and Happy mother's day! xoxo

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    1. Sending you hugs too Gloria..Thinking of you..those first Mother's Days w/out my mom..were only made bearable because of having my daughters so soon:) Being a mom..like you are♥

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  5. Now the weather is good, it is the best time for outdoor.. and Happy mother's day to you..

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    1. happy to feel warmer!! HappyMother's Day to you also..you're a good mom Krishna:)

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  6. Dear Nana, we had Mother's day, last Sunday.
    Your pictures always amazing!
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks Nina! A lot of playing in the dirt these days:) Not elegant at all:)

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  7. A wonderful Seasonal post! Happy Mother's Day to you!!

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    1. Happy happy QC to you..je vais t'écrire lundi..je pars avec mes filles demain pour un petit sleepover:)1 soir..Plattsburgh;)♥

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  8. Love the Cardinal or is it a blue jay? ❤️

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  9. C'est domage regarding the boots! At least you have a very stylish pair for gardening now :) I hear you on the wasted $$$ though :( I love your chickie in the garlic bed. All of mine is up too. I took a long time this year though! I see you are soaking your nasturtium seeds. Last year I didn't and they did take longer to sprout. I still have so much to do. Haven't planted anything except peas and the parsley that I started indoors. It's rainy and so COLD today. Only in the 30s to low 40s today so I'm glad I didn't put anything tender out yet. I did plant a few boxwoods though :) It will be a busy couple of weeks! I love that beautiful Bluejay posing so nicely for you ♥ Happy Mother's Day, Dear Monique! Hope you have a beautiful weekend ♥

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    1. Happy Mother's day..Nanas day Susanana:)♥
      It was brilliant sun today and I had errands again..picked up a few PROVEN WINNERS;) and baskets..tomorrow I travel far and wide w/ my girls;)
      Plattsburgh NY;)
      Sleepover♥
      I find we have caught up..Jacques is into it and so am I:)♥
      Happy to love gardening albeit..I am getting old .I get up in the morning and things are sore;(

      x

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  10. Beautiful! Happy Mother's Day Monique! xo

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    1. Thank you:)
      You are a wonderful wonderful girl.
      If you still lived here..I would bring you a pretty pound cake;)
      Because..you are a GREAT mom..and I think the world of you.

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  11. Kudos to Jacques for recognizing your Shabby Chic creation! I have done nothing in the garden yet.... Your photos beautiful as always and ones of Mom so poignant. I will be on the train to see Mom & Sis this weekend xox Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Have a wonderful weekend..SOAK it all IN..Keep those memories♥

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  12. Boa tarde amiga
    Hoje em especial queria deixar o meu abraço lhe desejando feliz dia das mães, coberto com muita alegria, paz, e muito Amor.
    Meu novo cantinho.
    https://www.mariaalicecerqueira.com.br
    Com carinho
    Maria Alice Cerqueira

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  13. Busy times for you. Such a sweet post. Happy Mother's Day to you.

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  14. Happy Mothers Day Sweet friend. I hope it is the loveliest one ever for you. Love all of your photos, but LOVE the one of your sweet mom's vignette most of all. I know she is smiling down on you and so very proud of the woman/mom/nan/wife that you are. What a beautiful capture of the Blue Jay! You are so talented! Bon Weekend cher amis! Bisous! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Marie..the sun is shining..gardens are growing..it's chilly but pretty..I hung some bunting on the potting shed:) Feels summery:)

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  15. Happy Mother’s Day to you and your daughters Monique. Busy you! We all get together today but the weather is cold and rainy. We'll manage to have fun anyway!

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    1. I am sure you are having a wonderful time..Happy day to You!!

      Just returned from Plattsburgh NY w/ my girls;)
      Sleepover and cross border shopping.
      Love our little tradition:)

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    2. Sounds like you had a great time. Hope you found lots of goodies to bring back. Chris made a delicious Martha Stewart recipe, pulled chicken with a home made slaw. We had a great time too.

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    3. :)
      I did find a few things..the girls found more;) The people in Plattsburgh are so nice..the staff everywhere:) Michaels' and Hobby Lobby:)Target staff so nice too..loved Cook and Gardener nursery but I ran in and out..it was packed..to the gills..

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  16. Happy Mothers Day to the bird whisperer...♥️

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    1. Happy Mother's Day to you..a great mom..and a great nana!!!

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    2. right back to you Monique....♥️

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