Sunday, 20 May 2012

Gardening Time again!!!

Well---I have been away too long....unavoidable, I'm afraid, but I couldn't wait to put up a post----I don't know where to start.

Well in addition to the challenges I was having with my new laptop, I had to go to St. John's....unexpectedly, on Tuesday and didn't get back home until late Thursday evening.  Then on Friday, I had a very important "Birthday Lunch" date in honor of my very good friends from work.

It is so easy to get side-tracked and get away from the regular blogging, which I have so come to love.  I find this very's like a reflection time or a journal.

Well, it's all about gardening at our house this weekend.   We have had an awesome spring and everything is growing so well......and early!  It has been quite windy for the past few days but that works out excellent for me because  I have a very low tolerance for flies....especially fly bites, so when it's windy the fly problem is almost nonexistent.  (About five summers ago, I developed a pretty nasty reaction to a fly bite, so I have to be very careful about that now)

I love the outdoors all year round, especially summer.  We often eat three meals a day on our back deck when the weather is good--this was possible because we have an awesome screen-gazebo that Roger puts up right on the deck every summer.   I have been saying how much I would love to have a real gazebo and this year, Roger stripped out the entire back deck and he is building a gazebo!!!!!!  I am super excited and I can't wait to get to the stage where I can buy furniture for this new outdoor living room.  We do a lot of entertaining and all of our friends love the outdoor scene.  We usually take turns having get-togethers in each others yards for fires and barbeques, so our gazebo will not be unused.

Yesterday (Saturday), we got a nice surprise....right in the middle of our gardening...Rana called to say she was coming home for a couple of nights.  She had originally planned to come out in the middle of next week, but she decided to come on out on the weekend so that on her days off in the middle of next week, she could spend her time with Mark.  They both do shift work, and are in the midst of their own gardening and pre-summer preparation stuff.  I think that is the real bonus to shift-work----the ability to do things in the middle of the week when it's not "busy weekend time" for everybody......but I don't do shift-work, so people that do may feel differently.

Rana is an avid gardener and loves to pitch in whenever gardening is on the agenda!!!  Here is a picture of Rana mowing our front lawn today......

Our yard is pretty big and we have a lot of mowing, so I didn't refuse when she offered to do the front section.

After we finished up our gardening, we took Bailey(Rana & Mark's mini schnauzer), for a walk on the spectacular Middle Brook Walking trail.

How could anyone tire of these sights??  
We are so blessed to be able to take a relaxing, safe walk on this trail  right in town.  It's accessible almost all year round...all year round if you like to snowshoe!!

Bailey especially loves this walk because she can stop in many different
 places along the way for a cool refreshing drink of water.   She was pretty pooped after her long walk today, see for yourself...


  1. Bailey looks SO cute in that picture :)

  2. We miss her so spoils us when she comes for a visit but it is hard when she goes back---she certainly is a joy!!