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Time Passes Quickly

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Hi blogger friends, I hope this post finds you well. In most parts of the world restrictions are being lifted and countries are trying to restart their economies. Where I live is no exception. Now that the nicer weather is here it means the streets are much bigger and things like public transportation, restaurants and so on are back in swing albeit with different rules.  I won't go into the various restrictions as they currently exist.  Suffice to say, in my province the leadership and medical officials are being very cautious about lifting restrictions and I am fully on board with that. I say the nicer weather is here but truth be told it has been raining where I live for much of the past 5 weeks.  We've had a bit of sunshine and dry weather after every week or so of rain.  Personally I think all that rain killed half of my vegetable garden because several of the seeds planted are not sprouting at all. These are the ones that require warmer temperatures, like p

A Little of Everything

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Hello friends, I hope you are all doing well. I am basically fine and have been keeping myself busy.  I've been gainfully occupied with homely things like cooking, cleaning, gardening, a bit of knitting and reading.  I'm sure most of you are all doing much the same.  Some people are probably exercising of which I am only doing a bit of indoor exercise.  Unless you count a little bit of outdoor gardening though most of the strenuous work is finished. Fern on May 19/20. I'm really pleased with how lush it looks after how it looked at the beginning of May. Same fern on May 1/20.  After the winter I removed most leaves which were dead.  It has really come back to life and more fronds are unfurling (the round knobs you see near the soil). Cosmos. I wish I had some dirt in the ground to plant these in rather than in the container. Catmint. This plant has several medicinal benefits and is easy to grow. Hostas. I am going to transplant some of these ar

Mission Accomplished

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It was 8 long years before I got the call that a plot in my preferred community garden site was available.  I was in Kenya at the time and the phone I was using wasn't very reliable for checking email on a regular basis.  Fortunately I  borrowed a laptop from a young Kenyan friend of mine and it helped me check on and respond to my messages. The summer of 2019 was my first year at the community plot. I wasn't quick enough to take advantage of the compost and additional soil purchased by the garden committee as I've discovered that most people at the community plots are real keen gardeners. Their gardens are already growing by the time I'm thinking about cleaning the debris and preparing the soil.  Thankfully my garden grew nicely without all the additional amendments. This year I stayed away from preparing the garden even longer than last year due to Covid 19 and I missed out completely on the soil and compost.  It seems like I wasn't the only one to miss o

Neon Lights in the Night

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    I love the way this neon vintage light looks against the night sky. They also have a beautiful painted mural on the side of the building where the seated patio is located. Enjoy your week ahead.  Stay safe and thank you for visiting. Linking up with Our World Tuesday

The Park Was Busy

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It was a beautiful sunny day today. One of the first in weeks. I went to the park to visit my community garden plot which I haven't seen since late last summer.  In the meantime, someone plucked some of the weeds in my plot but left them in the garden. Someone also stole my trellises. I believe it was my neighbour who likely volunteered to weed my garden. I know she cannot stand the sunflowers and mine had grown rather tall.  The mess left over the winter was probably bugging her because she and her husband seem very fussy about their garden and anything encroaching on it.   I saw some weather worn trellises in her garden that weren't there last year.  No one else has the same trellises and I can only speculate.  The trellises were not expensive but it is the idea that someone else helped themselves. Not only do I not have trellises but I have to spend time to go to the store and look for more at a time when it is not so easy to get into stores or to find what you want

Mind Blowing Interview

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I'm starting to question developments in terms of how political and medical officials are strategizing around Covid 19. I'm wondering how many others have been questioning too? Some very interesting and compelling information is presented in the video about Covid 19 and also other coronaviruses and about flu vaccinations too. Like many of you I get a flu shot every year as that is what I'm told to do by my doctor.  Every year there is a concerted education campaign telling people to get a flu shot for one reason or another and I've been getting mine for well over 10 years.  Now I'm learning about the ingredients of these vaccinations and what they are potentially doing to me over time. I'm wondering if this might explain why I suffer every year and with increasing severity, from a cold and to a lesser extent, a flu that just never seems to go away?  If it goes away it comes right back and this happens over and over until the spring when the weather warms up

Raindrops

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  One of my very favourite things to do in the garden is to take macro photos of leaves when they have rain drops or dew on them. I captured these the other day.  The last one was taken with a flash as the day had drawn to a close. That's why it's a bit bright. The excessive rain of the past week and a half is more or less finished. I'm looking forward to some sun to dry out my container pots and give some nourishment to the sprouts that are emerging in the garden. Linking with Our World Tuesday . Happy May đŸŒ±đŸŒ±đŸŒ± Have an awesome week ahead.

How the Garden Grows

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Hi friends, If you are here from Skywatch Friday you can find that post here . Otherwise welcome. I'm always glad you have paid a visit and even happier if you are able to leave a comment. It's been a wet, cold week. I was expecting rain but it turns out to have rained more than I was expecting. Consequently I didn't get out to the community plot. I am so very late this year and I already know there is no more soil or compost left for me from what the garden club orders each year. I haven't been that successful in finding appropriate starter plants either so not only am I a bit late to plant, I will be sowing seeds directly into the ground. I've decided to keep it simple and plant only a few things anyway so it should all work out. In my little patio garden I've planted some vegetables and some flowers. I've got fewer containers this year and many of my terracotta pots are cracked broken.  I couldn't find replacements pots in the correct size when