I can’t believe that another month has gone by. A lot has happened this month, some good and some not so good. The good side is that both my husband and I have received our first vaccination and our daughter and her husband in Hamilton have also been vaccinated. Our eldest daughter was suppose to get her shot today but her appointment was cancelled because they ran out of vaccines. She’s not too worried because the government is opening up clinics for her age group in 10 days.
I’m ending this challenge with a bright square of one of the beautiful gardens in the neighbourhood. All the bright whites and colours brighten my day and I hope these flowers are a bright spot in your day.
For my latest art project (courtesy of Carla Sonheim’s Year Long Class 2021) I had to paint the back of discarded art projects with colours that I wouldn’t normally put together. After these dried they were reassembled into little art journal books. I’ll post those very soon.
Yesterday my husband and I did a short road trip to the Grimsby Beach Village. This area next to Lake Ontario was originally a Methodist Camp in the 1800s and people came from all over Ontario and New York to spend part of their summers here.
In the early 1900s the tents were replaced with cabins and a couple of hotels were built to accommodate the growing number of tourists.
Today the homes are all privately owned but the community has decided to continue painting and decorating their houses in bright colours.
Last Saturday my husband surprised me with another date night. We both got dressed up to enjoy a delicious dinner that a local restaurant partially prepared and delivered to our door. Most of the courses are completely prepared and only need to be heated up or finished in the oven and the pasta is measured but needs to be cooked at home. My husband loves to cook so none of this is a chore for him and he loves to plate food. One of the best parts of this meal is that all the proceeds go to charity and this group of young professionals donates the money to St. Joe’s Health Care Centre.
Not only was this a bright idea but it was also the bright spot or highlight of my week. Here are a bunch of square photos that should make up for the days I’ve missed.
A few days ago I posted a photos of my narcissus plants that were about to open up. I called it Bright Future because they symbolized the ongoing beauty that I should experience every spring from here on and be reminded of my Dad who recently passed away.
Two of the flowers have opened and the rest are taking their time but we’ve had a few cold days and I’m sure when it starts to warm up again the rest will follow.
….I thoroughly miss baking at the inn twice a week
It’s been more than a year now that the bakers and I at Montgomery’s Inn have gotten together to make and bake bread. I miss the friendships and the actual physical attributes of making dough and baking bread in a wood burning oven.
My one bright spot of the week is when I can drive to the inn to pick up fresh vegetables, eggs and meat from the Farmers’ Market. For the last two weeks the vendors have been able to set up outside. This week I took time to walk around the Inn and enjoy the views.
Last fall two close friends gifted me 50 narcissus bulbs to plant in my front yard. Liz came over and helped my plant the bulbs around the tree, the hydro pole, along the wall and in the flower bed. They started to emerge last February and are just about ready to bloom.
The flowers are a remembrance to my father who passed away last October. Hopefully they should pop up every spring. If they are anything like my daffodils this year they will probably multiply over the years.
Children always see the bright side of most situations. Rain….that means puddles….that means getting on your rain boots, or not, and jumping into the water to make the biggest splash possible.
Thanks to my daughter and son-in-law for the last two photos that I’ve posted to BrightSquare. When I do get to see my granddaughter she always wears a mask and stays a least six feet away. Got my first vaccine yesterday and hope that in two to three weeks we can see each other again. Right now the whole province is in lockdown again.