It’s a Jungle Out There

….amazing how much a garden can grow and go wild in the space of a few weeks

Now that our daughter and son-in-law are living at the camp up at Sparrow Lake they have to rely on family and friends to mind the garden in Hamilton while they’re away. I brought Gaelan home for the weekend and we were amazed at how much the garden had grown despite the efforts of well meaning family members.

In all fairness to everyone involved I have noticed, even here at home, how quickly the weeds can go from 0 to 5 feet in a matter of days.


Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – June 14, 2019

….thanks to Cee for hosting the Which Way Photo Challenge

Gravel Path Banked with Trees at Dundurn Castle in HamiltonIMG-2303

Walkway Flooded from the rising lake water at the Marina.

Y entrance into the naturalized park

Main Street closed for the Grill Cheese Festival in New Toronto

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Any Kind of House

…thanks to Cee for hosting the Black and White Photo Challenge

A Cottage


The Queen’s House

A London Flat

A Home to Rent in Hyde Park

The Tortoise’s  House

A Bird House

In the Neighbourhood

Dundurn Castle in Hamilton

A Playhouse


This Little One Brings Sunshine into my Life

….even if the weather doesn’t want to cooperate

After a stressful morning on Tuesday my husband suggested that I drive to Hamilton to spend some time with the family. I had originally planned to go there on Thursday but my father’s CAT scan appointment came through and it turned out to be on the same day. On the weekend we didn’t see Gaelan, Brendan or Winnie because Gaelan came down with a stomach flu.

I was in desperate need of some ‘Winnie’ time so I quickly fed the neighbour’s cat (a story for another time), put the car seat back in the car (in case we decided to drive somewhere in Hamilton) and headed out for the highway.

Just before I reached the onramp for the QEW I remembered that I had left the dog outside and forgot to lock the front door. Back I went.

Eventually I did get to Hamilton and spent the day playing games and reading to Winnie. While I was there I noticed that the sun was trying to come out and it seemed to warm up. After much coaxing we finally convinced Winnie to go for a walk to the playground at Dundurn Castle.

We spent about an hour there and then we had a hard time convincing Winnie it was time to go home.


Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge – Cousins Rock

….thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge

This is my granddaughter with her older cousin from her father’s side of the family. Thanks to my daughter for sending me this photo.0e7cf1cc-6241-456f-8a97-f051ed749350