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Order: WP Weekly Photo Challenge

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I’ll have to search for a new photo (or two) for this week’s challenge but this photo from a few weeks ago is the first one I thought of when I saw the challenge. The red and white tulips planted in a specific order to form a maple leaf.

20170508_160520 It was one of many eye-catching displays that the tulips made this spring. I have to go down to the Niagara Parks Commission soon to see what the next planting is!

 

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Grateful for summer plants

I’m a messy gardener. You’ll find weeds and wildflowers and grasses in my garden. Partly because they grow better than the plants I’ve put in my garden. Partly because they’re good for the local bees and butterflies.

I usually enjoy making a variety of container gardens but this year I decided to spend the money on a new cell phone. I wasn’t going to buy any plants for my front porch but…

They called to me. I just didn’t find my porch “done” without something growing. So I just happened to bring home some portulaca (very heat and drought resistant) and a couple huge coleus for the shady spot underneath. I’ll share some more photos when the portulaca blooms.P_20170609_124416_vHDR_Auto

 

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Digging in the dirt is so relaxing. Perfect for a warm June afternoon.

How do you unwind? What are you grateful for?

Colline is grateful for her health.

 

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Grateful for… Three Things Thursday

The purpose of Three Things Thursday is to celebrate the things that made us smile during the past week. I’m meshing that with my Grateful for … post this week as I’m always grateful for those moments that make me smile. (and I’m short on blogging time)

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1. The BIG apple just off the highway on the way to Belleville, Ontario
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2. The young turkey who has been visiting our neighbourhood
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3. This warning sign at OSSFA (Provincial High school Meet)

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What made you smile this week? What are you grateful for?

Colline was grateful for the team she works with.

 

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Shot in the Air – Evanescent [a WP Photo Challenge]

This challenge is wide open. Evanescent can be any fleeting moment in time. It could be the moment you drop a seed into your garden, marking that promise of new growth to come. It could be a photo of the Eastern Phoebe that visits your deck each day, wagging her tail as she calls her own name. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, it could be that carpet of leaves that fell overnight, before the wind scatters them. It might be the moment you light the first fire of Fall.

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That moment between transferring energy to the shot put and its landing.

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Grateful for a busy few weeks.

My blog posts have been lacking these last few weeks. Spring is always a very busy time for us. I’m very grateful for all the family time and events that have kept me so busy.

b90b9078c2dccda12abadfba9b93b1a2This year we’ve been busy with our son’s Track and Field meets. He’s been competing in the discus and shot put events. He did very well in our region and will be competing in the Provincial meet soon.

I am so proud of his dedication. He has been training daily for months (even in the rain!)

 

His training keeps me busy because he needs to employ Mom’s Taxi service daily, as our neighbours would be less than pleased with a discus sailing through their windows.

I’ve also been lucky enough to help some of the children at our school with EQAO (standardized provincial test) I scribe for those who need assistance putting their thoughts onto paper.

AND our yearly trip with my sisters family. I have to sort through the photos from our trip this year soon.

Next month should slow down. I’ll get back to regular posts then. But for now, I’m grateful for being kept busy. ❤