Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Spring

….thanks to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge

Spring may seem far away but March 21st is just around the corner. This year I’ll be in London, England when spring arrives and I’m hoping to see blossoms on the trees and some early spring flowers.

The Gardens at Montgomery’s Inn

….while waiting for the bread to bake I took a stroll around the inn to check out the gardens

On the east side of the inn the tulips are in full bloom.IMG-2474

The front of the Inn is green and lush. The irises are already withering but the peonies are just about ready to bloom and the lilac blossoms are fully open.IMG-2475
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The west side is very shady. The phlox spread out a beautiful blanket of purple flowers and some of the bakers changed hats and became gardeners while waiting for the bread to come out of the oven.

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A Photo a Week – Endings

….thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge

I think I can safely say that winter has come to an end. Here’s proof.IMG-2364
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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.

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