a summer day

Saturday, June 21, 2008

mint chocolate chip fudge

Yesterday was an absolutely perfect summer day ... I'm in between design projects so I decided to take a day off, a hot, sunny almost summer day, and a day to just putter with house and garden things.

Took la beast rouge for an early spin it's always a thrill to get that job out of the way for another week.

Did laundry and hung it all out on the clothesline.

Put my metal framed hammock together in the back garden, so now I can lie there, trance like and watch the clouds move across the sky while listening to the mad chorus of finches.

I walked to the hardware store and the post office (2 parcels- my new 14 things swap parcel arrived - stay tuned for more details !, a package of postage stamp love from most excellent designer friend MLou and the July issue of Gourmet magazine. Sigh). I stopped for an ice cream cone on the way home.

Took 9 Polaroids - of new orange Gerbera Daisys, of huge pink & red Oriental Poppies just beginning to bloom in the front garden and of a tug boat pulling a giant ship into our little harbour.

installed a Canadian flag, waving from the corner of my sun porch.

Had lunch in the sun porch amidst trays of seedlings, I'm building a few new beds so I'm starting my own perennials to put out later in the summer - Hollyhocks, Delphinium and Foxglove.

I puttered and sat in the garden with Winnie & Bleet for awhile.

Then in the early evening Miss Dixon and I went for our walk down into the park, and along the harbour path to the crescent beach where we met our friends Louise & Merlin . The tide was way out - technically I don't think a tide can be way out ... but that's what we say around here ... and we mean low tide.

I didn't go to sleep until past 11:00pm last night ... which is unheard of for me ... and I'm tired and still sleepy this early morning.

And my plan for today and tomorrow ... lots more of the same. Smile.

Miss Dixon hanging in the back garden with me

a flag ready for an upcoming birthday - Canada Day - July 1

a late lunch in the sunporch - grilled ham & cheese and iced coffee


  1. Such a wonderful day. Your photos and comments bring it to life. Your smile is contagious.

  2. Yay, I'm glad it arrived! :) Sounds like you had a great day.

  3. Completely lovely ... your images speak of summer.

  4. I'm gonna sprint around my yard with "the beast's twin" today...he is red also.... his name is Honda.... and dig some new dirt into my cement-like soil....and eat some Vanilla frozen yogurt now that your lovely ice cream cone has settled permanently in the little front portion of my brain and will not be denied....wish I had mint choco too..... already I am feeling more like my life is my own.... going out into my own greenery now...a most relaxing place to be for sure. Oh...and guess what:? I have a chorus of chatty finches too.! I think they are House Finches....little red heads....

  5. I love your lunch! So simple.

    Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm always curious what is it exactly that makes Canadians proud of Canada for days like Canada Day. Well, regardless, you have a fantastic flag and I love Canada!!


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