Sunday, July 27, 2008


Three weeks ago I finally obtained full title to my home. Now I am making it my place. In a year I shall return for good. In the meantime I'll make visits when I can. It 's a drive of slightly over five hours, but , of course, I stop somewhere enroute. The house is named High Hopes. At the beginning when I was just beginning to gut it, someone, a man, of course, wisecracked: "You have high hopes". I do.
So here are some flowers from my own garden. Can you see the very dark daylily in the centre? It's Treecroft Twilight Time. I plan, someday, to have a little daylily farm.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

tempus fugit

I've resurfaced at a friend's computer - been painting and gardening and entertaining grandchildren. I shall be back in New Burnswick in two weeks and then I'll send out daily blogs.
This is my garden in Nova Scotia, but the sun dial is very old and came from my family.

Friday, July 11, 2008


This is my neighbour's strawberry stand - you drop a toonie and two quarters into the yogourt container. The soil here is quite gravelly and needs a lot of amendment - like seaweed, but when I was gardening a few kilometres away it was brick-quality clay. There are always challenges. I am eating strawberries for three meals a day.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

country technology

This is Joan's garden. I've using her computer, but here on the shore we only get dial-up. So sometimes I can load pictures onto the blog and sometimes - like the last time that I tried, it just comes up blank. But it worked today. I've been putting primer on the exterior of the house, working around on the shady side. I can only do what I can reach, then I'll have to get someone to do the high ladder work. Somehow, for me, paint cans and July just go together.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

road rose

I can only send things on rather sporadically now that I am back home and borrowing computers - but it is rose season and here is a rose growing on the road shoulder. I took the picture as I walked down our road: mostly for the bee.