Saturday, 1 October 2016

Craft Fair

                                                                                          picture from the internet

Happy first day of October!   

We went to a craft fair this morning. It was held in part of my favourite plant shop. As you can see it's a huge place. There were many vendors and lots to see and admire. I didn't buy anything, just looked.

My DH's niece and her daughter had their table of crafts that they both work on in their spare time.

                           These glass garden ornaments  are quite amazing.

Although I didn't buy anything in the craft area I did buy this cute little  Fall arrangement. Several of the plants are not yet in bloom but the tiny Pansies are so adorable. I hope by keeping it on the porch all winter it will survive and maybe I can get seeds from it next Spring.

I noticed that there was a Hummingbird up in the structural beams of the nursery. I wonder if it spends the Winter there and if so, does anyone hang a feeder during the months that the shop is closed? 

Thanks for visiting,

                     Granny Marigold

Friday, 30 September 2016

Good-bye to September

It seems just a few days ago we were welcoming September, and now it's the last day.  We had another chilly morning ( 5C or 41F) followed by a sunny day. The tomato plants got pulled out and the good-sized green ones put away in case they really do ripen. Which I'm not at all sure of  .We've eaten so many that we won't be too upset if they don't.

Walmart had big bags of gourds on sale so I bought a bag and came home to re-do the box on the table.I still need to find an orange candle for the old candlestick ( made of links of chain welded together).

 This is my Spring/Summer bird feeder. Today DH took the top part off and put back the Fall/Winter one and I slipped off  the 3 sided pink cover that fit over the tiled 'column'. Voila!   Good thing I have a patient spouse who builds what I dream up.

                         Oops!  I see it needs a bit of straightening up.

The littlest didn't go to school today due to tummy upset. We  made.construction paper turkeys...the kind where you draw around the child's hand to make the outline. Some of his got embellished before being stuck on my fridge.  Actually, now that I look at it some of those turkeys look rather strange.
Our Canadian Thanksgiving being in a couple of weeks means there will be a lot of turkey projects as well as other Fall themed artwork around.

What did you do on this final day of September? 

Thanks for popping by....

Granny Marigold

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

A Short Post

Our weather continues to be lovely and I find I am outside for a large part of my day. I keep busy but I move slowly and at the end of the day I can't see that I've accomplished a lot but I do enjoy being outside.  Actually, puttering about is what I like to do.

We did go for a pleasant drive in the country trying to find roads where there was little traffic ( not easy to find).  We did come upon this little stand by the side of the road and I  bought some grapes, Asian pears ( I think that's what they're called) and the last 4 of the gourds there.  I should have bought the bag of "Heritage" apples. They are on the bottom shelf in front. I'm curious what a Heritage apple tastes like.

That, my friends, is my very short post.

Thanks for visiting,

Granny Marigold

Friday, 23 September 2016

This and That

Yesterday my DIL helped me plant those Spring bulbs ( well, actually she did 90% of the actual planting and I helped fill in the trench). I hope they will all bloom in Spring and to prevent squirrels from digging them up DH covered the area with a large piece of wire mesh.

Near where we were busy planting bulbs my DH and the littlest were taking down the trellis. Haven't decided yet whether to put it back up or not. It is getting shabby.

 There was no school today so the littlest spent time with us.  We played Math games and he played with my calculator while I baked. Then he showed me how to play a game called Jenga. It's really simple to play . The blocks are piled in a tower with 3 going one way and the next 3 in the other direction. Once the tower is up you take turns carefully removing any block and the one who causes the whole thing to collapse loses. I was amazed that a piece near the bottom can be pulled out without necessarily causing a tumble.

Right now he and his grandad are learning to play Chess. They are reading the directions on his computer and trying very hard to make sense of it all. I wish them luck. In any case it gives me time to check out some blogs and even post this one.  I hope I haven't bored you too much.

Thanks for visiting,

                Granny Marigold

Thursday, 22 September 2016


 I think my first thought when I woke up this morning was that it is the first day of Fall. We're having lovely weather, clear skies and warm, not hot, sunshine. Doesn't it make you want to make an apple crisp?  Or a hearty soup? Or both.  Hmmm. Maybe that's what I'll make for supper.

Happy first day of Autumn!!

      Thanks for coming by,

                     Granny Marigold

Thursday, 15 September 2016

This and That

My lunch was extra yummy because my salad included sliced pear and Feta cheese. Tomatoes and cucumbers from my tiny garden and my favourite... Butter lettuce.  Isn't it neat how you can buy it with the root ball still attached?    Too bad it has to be in a largish clear 'bowl' which means more plastic even if it does go in recycle.

 This week's "job" of washing tea cups continues. I did another 40 this morning. The table topper is off center because that's where the unwashed tea cups waited for their turn in the soapy sink. the clean ones are on the counter.

This cupboard has been wiped and is ready for clean tea cups to be put back.

There!  Anbother bunch done.  Now it's time to take a break and enjoy the warm sunshine.

I hope the sun is shining where you live and that you are enjoying it.

Thanks for taking time to visit today...   Granny Marigold

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

A Birthday

I have two grandsons and today the older one turned 18. Here he is with his sweet Mom. They came for a pizza supper and we had cake but the only candle that could be found was a Scooby Doo candle.

 Not much is happening around here. The weather continues to be lovely and I sit outside a lot. Any gardening is still a bit hard to do because I'm stiff and sore but each day I feel a bit better.
I've begun the job of taking down and washing  all my tea cups that are not behind closed cupboard doors. It's a big job. When I say taking down I mean someone else takes them down and later puts them back. I'm no longer trusted on chairs ( I wonder why not?)

What is keeping you busy these days?  It's always nice to know what others are up to.

Thanks for visiting,

                            Granny Marigold