Friday, 29 August 2014

This and that

Not much is happening here. Quiet. I cleaned the fountain that is on the front steps this morning then brought a few plants from the back to spruce things up a bit. I bought these two Canna Lilies during the week. Marked down to 1.98 each. I wonder if I'll be able to overwinter them. I hope so because they are so pretty in a tropical sort of way!

Went to a fund raising garage sale and found these lovely tea cups and odd saucers.  I paid a little more than I normally would but the money raised was for a good cause. I especially love the deep red cup ( Royal Albert)  which had no saucer but once I looked through my odd saucers I found a reasonable match ( if you don't look too closely).

Outside Walmart there is a big display of Spring bulbs. I chose  an assortment and will keep them cool until the end of September or even middle of October before putting them in the ground. The problem, if you wait too long to buy them,  the best choices are gone.

This is a long weekend for us, Labour Day on Monday. To me this marks the beginning of Fall. As a rule school would begin this Tuesday but BC teachers and the government are having a great deal of trouble coming to an agreement on a contract so I doubt that will happen.  My granddaughter ( 11) is not impressed because she is anxiously waiting for school to be back in session. The little man ,who starts kindergarten this year, is okay with being at home extra days before joining the ranks of  ":school kids".
  I hope you are having a relaxing weekend. I'll be back in September!!

                            Granny Marigold


  1. Your front porch is looking very lush! Wow, what a beautiful collection of tea cups! Tea cups are so pretty. I'm a lazy tea maker and usually just pop a mug in the microwave, so I don't get the full benefit of a real "tea".
    I'm looking forward to the weekend. It's the end of a hectic summer for those of us who serve the tourist hordes. I have the weekend off, so I have big plans to do a lot of relaxing and feeling sorry for those who have to work, lol.

    1. Hi Lisa, I drink so much tea that I brew up a pot full in the morning and keep it in a thermos. Sometimes I have to make a second pot because I have finished the first!!
      This may be a dumb question but what exactly do tourists come to your area for?