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Day 160


We have had rain for the past two weeks - we are watching our summer out the window, just like winter!

Joanne

Day 159


I am trying something new (to me) in the garden this year - ground cherries.


The leaves are lovely colours, and there are pretty little flowers.


The fruit is enclosed in little husks (they will turn brown when the fruit inside is ripe).

Joanne

Day 155


This is the first time I have grown Calla Lilies - so pretty.

Joanne

Day 154



Two more roses have started blooming.

Joanne

Day 152

I was only away for a couple of days, but all kinds of new flowers started blooming -

 Day Lilies
 French Lilac
 Begonia
 Perennial Salvia
Rose

❤Joanne

Day 151


The trunk show and class went wonderfully. It was lots of fun for me, and the women were so welcoming, and talented! 

❤Joanne

Day 150


I organized just some of my quilts for a trunk show. I am off to the western part of the province for the show this evening, and to teach a free motion quilting class on Saturday - I am really looking forward to it.

Joanne

Day 149


I finished making teaching samples today.

Joanne

Day 148


After 10pm last night - almost the longest day of the year.

❤Joanne

Day 147


More blooms - Lilac,


and Diablo Nine Bark.

Joanne

Day 145


There are big puddles everywhere - we have had steady rain for two days, something we never have (the grass needed the water).

❤Joanne

Day 140


Making pasta for supper - it was yummy!

Joanne

Day 139


My oldest son is mowing lawns for the summer. Today he was mowing at a water treatment plant and  came across some Canada geese families - so many babies! He took this video for me (hard to see the babies in this video, just looks like the ground is moving in front of the parents).

❤Joanne

Day 138


Scattered showers today.

Joanne

Day 137


There was a risk of frost on Friday night, so the tomatoes got covered.
Luckily there was no frost, +6℃ overnight.

❤Joanne

Day 136


Our neighbour's cat comes for a visit everyday. He is so friendly and gentle, we love having him over.
The neighbour was surprised we let him in the house - he presses his face against the screen door and meows, who could resist?

❤Joanne

Day 135


I love how water beads on the sedums after the rain.

❤Joanne

Day 134


The first of the lilacs to bloom - this one is a Beauty of Moscow Lilac that we planted last year, so it is the first time we have seen it bloom - a double bloom (and it smells amazing).

Joanne

Day 133


I found out this morning that the little fence around the vegetable garden must have a hole!

❤Joanne

Day 132


Usually I don't plant the gardens until the beginning of June (we sometimes have frost in June). After the long winter and late spring, I thought that this year would be even later, but that wasn't the case! Summer came in just over a week ago, with a week of about 30℃ temperatures, and I planted my vegetable gardens last Thursday. The first seeds to sprout are radishes!
That is very lumpy, heavy clay soil.

❤Joanne

Day 131


Such a difference from last week (this is the maple tree).

Joanne