Christmas at the Centennial Park Conservatory

all decked out in red and white with poinsettias, amaryllis, kalanchoe and more

Every year the Centennial Park Conservatory decorates the north greenhouse with a Christmas theme. It is well worth a visit.

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Macro Blooms with Texture and Friends

….for Macro Monday and Texture Tuesday

On my most recent trip to the conservatory I was pleased to find a whole new display of beautiful seasonal blooms and decorated trees.

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Day 3….Halloween, Candy and Purple Hair

….after two busy sightseeing days today was a down day

After breakfast this morning I took a walk around the neighbourhood close to the hotel. I picked up some decorations, purple hair dye and candy for the kiddies.

Then I met with my daughter and we walked in the opposite direction and explored more of Moncton. She treated me to a lovely lunch before we headed back to her home.

Time to clean out the pumpkin, put up the decorations and get Winnie ready for trick or treating.

My little Harley Quinn

Of course I had to get into the spirit of dressing up so I put on a hat with purple hair and I let Winnie dye my bangs purple as well.

When Winnie returned with her loot bag filled with treats she dumped everything on the floor and then sorted it into categories. In total she had 180 chocolate bars, bags of chips and suckers.

Back at the hotel I brushed out my hair and decided that I actually liked that little bit of purple in my hair.

What do you think?

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Holiday Colours

….thanks to Cee for hosting CFFC

Nothing says Christmas like red and green.

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….pinks and purples seem to be the new modern festive colours

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Christmas Doors in Niagara-on-the-Lake

….thanks to Dan from No Facilities for hosting Thursday Doors https://nofacilities.com/2021/12/02/random-duluth-doors/

Walking through the neighbourhoods in Niagara-on-the-Lake this time of year is like being in a Hallmark Christmas movie.

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The Neighbourhood is Ready for Hallowe’en

….looks like we’ll have more doors open this year for Hallowe’en

Last year Hallowe’en was a bit of a bust because of COVID. Some people left candy outside on the honour system and many families had small costume parties with people who were in their bubble only. This year it looks like the rain will stop just in time for Trick or Treating and many people have decorated their houses with spooky decorations. I’m looking forward to opening the door again to all those lovely little kids (and some big ones too) all decked out as ghosts, witches, princesses and their favourite super heroes.

As an added precaution I’m prepackaging their treats in individual bags so there will be less handling of the food. Tonight I will clean out the pumpkin and let my husband do his magic on our Jack o lantern in the morning. Are you ready for Hallowe’en this year or are you going to give it a miss for another year?

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….and the winner for my favourite Hallowe’en display is this one

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Thursday Trios – A Gallery from the Past

…..apart from the last photo all the rest were pulled from the archives

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My winning trio after their race two years ago
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Pumpkins at a roadside farmer’s stall
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Christmas decoration on the lawn in the neighbourhood
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From my garden in previous years
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Last year’s harvest of pumpkins from my garden
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Captured yesterday in the park

If you have photos of three people, animals or things why not join the fun. Copy the link and paste it into your own post and I’ll be sure to respond.

Thursday Trios – Happy Easter

an Easter theme for #14 of Thursday Trios

We’re back in lockdown here in Ontario so all family visits are discouraged. I have a bag full of chocolates and eggs for the Easter egg hunt I had planned and I purchased more decorations and some wooden bird houses for a painting activity that I wanted to do with the family. My husband is trying to make me feel better by saying that none of that stuff will go bad so we can do this in May.

The one bit of good news that I got today was that I can get the vaccine on April 11. Yahoo!

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One Word Sunday – Seasonal

…thanks to Debbie for hosting One Word Sunday https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/7279497/posts/3060650678

With Christmas around the corner and COVID all around us we’ve decided to decorate for the holiday season early. Every day I’ve been pulling out some decorations and lovingly finding a special corner for them. Now some of you might think that this isn’t early at all but for me, the person who decorates her tree on Christmas Eve, this is early.

We were suppose to get our tree on Friday but we had to postpone because one of our daughters found out that she had been in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus. As soon as we find out that she’s negative (hopefully) we’ll find another time to drive to a tree farm to get the tree.

So my entry for Seasonal is related to the Christmas season. Here are some of the decorations that are up in the house. The outside has been done for weeks already.

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