Tuesday, May 31, 2011

We are off to the Beach

We are off to the beach today. We have summer weather at last. See I told you we go from winter to summer almost overnight. We plan on enjoying the blue skies, cool drinks and the beautiful scenery. The thermometer will reach 30 degrees today. Have a wonderful day wherever you are.

Love Always,

Friday, May 27, 2011

The New Babies

Here are some pictures of the new kittens. They are so precious. Eva as always is an excellent mother. She has moved the kittens twice since they were born. At the moment they are in my laundry room. They are out of the way, where it is dark and quiet and I guess she thinks that they will be safe there. They sure do a lot of sleeping and they can make a lot of noise if Eva is not within range. They all have blue eyes just like human babies. That will change soon. It is hard to believe how much they have grown already. They scamper about and tumble with their siblings and their little tales stick straight up in the air. They are so funny. At the moment we have 12 cats in the house. That is a lot of cats. My husband says "What do we have here?" "I reply it is a catastrophe." It is just a joke. We love all of them dearly.
It has been very cool and grey here lately. We have received a lot of rain in the last few days. I am praying for some sun. It is impossible to do yard work in the rain. We had a major thunderstorm the other night. The two things that I can say about the rain; it has made everything very green and we get a free car wash. 
Our seasons change very quickly. It often seems that one day it is winter and the next day summer arrives. I am looking forward to eating outside in the yard, enjoying the shade of our beautiful trees and having sandals on my feet. As soon as the weather is nice we will head to the beach. We try and spend as much time at the beach as possible. We take lunch or dinner, a radio or maybe a new magazine or book and our blankets and chairs. I can hardly wait to dip my toes in the water again. This year I really must remember to take the camera. We always manage to see something that we would like to photograph.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

Love Always,

Monday, May 16, 2011

Blue is for Me

I found this picture last night. Isn't this gorgeous? This is how I would like my breakfast room to look. I really love this kind of decor. The blue is so luscious. I love the molding on the walls. This room is fit for a queen. The French trumeau mirror is wonderful. This would be a perfect place to sit and read or to have friends in for a cup of tea. I am still collecting inspiration for my decorating projects. Everyday it seems there are beautiful decor pictures everywhere.
We are still looking for a home for one of our kittens. We have 6 more babies. They are two weeks old today. Their little ears are beginning to open and they are also opening their eyes. They are such sweet little balls of fur. They are becoming more mobile by the day. We have mum (Eva) and the babies in a box in our bedroom. Every once in a while you hear a little squeal; they don't really meow yet.
It is cold and grey here again today. We have had rain, wind and grey skies. One of these days soon we will be able to sit in our yard and enjoy it without a jacket on. Well at least it is spring jackets instead of winter jackets that we have to wear.
I need to find myself a nice spring jacket. I would like something blue, perhaps denim. I am not one to spend a lot of money so I will be going to the second-hand places to see what I can find.
Hubby bought some beautiful looking steaks for us yesterday at our local grocer. He is going to cook them on the barbeque tonight. We will have some salad and perhaps a baked potato and I will be in heaven. Even though it is very cold here in the winter, hubby dons his parka and barbeques for us all of the time. He is so good. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Love Always,

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Our Pond Garden

I think that Spring is finally here in our northern climate. We have one little primrose in the garden around our pond. The periwinkle is blooming and the curly leaves are wild violets. We have a number of different Hostas as well but they have only just pushed up threw the soil. My lilac bushes have tiny pale green leaves starting to grow. Lilacs are one of my favourites. I can hardly wait to be able to bring some in for a bouquet on the table.
Neighbours gardens have daffodils, tulips and hyacinths in bloom. I love the little Grape Hyacinths the most.

This is Emry. He is one of our new kittens. His is on a lead because he has a problem. He is very unsteady on his feet; sometimes he falls over. We decided to keep him because it would not be far to put him up for adoption like the other kittens. I could not bear to think that someone else would not take really good care of him. We will not be able to let him in the backyard like the other cats. I would be afraid that something might get him and he would not be able to run to safety.

Here he is in my husband's arms. Such a lovely fellow. I feel very protective of him. He has an old soul and I am sure he is here to teach us something; perhaps love conquers all.

Love Always,

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Delightsome Life

Today I am blogging about Kathy at "A Delightsome Life". She is having a Cottage Charm Giveaway. So please take a look at:  
Good luck to everyone. Have a wonderful day. 

Love Always,