Mrs. F.G. has been out in the garden hour after hour, day after day. She grew what seem like thousands of plants from seed and bought more from nurseries. It's been a LOT of work! But the garden is looking great! And things are all growing fast now. I so enjoy getting out there on our deck and patio and inspecting all the plants put in over the past two years.
Friday, May 27, 2022
On Monday the sun was out and we decided to make our almost annual visit to the Lilac Trail running east of Craigleith. This is a stretch of the Georgian Trail, formerly the Northern Railway, which brought skiers to the foot of the Blue Mountain in years gone by. Today it's bordered by lovely Lilacs for 300 yards and many people come to view them every spring at this time.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
On the way to see all those apple blossoms I posted pictures of the other day, we noticed a few other things of interest, so here they are.
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Seven years ago now we learned that our son William had been killed on this day while flying his water bomber fighting a forest fire in northern Alberta. It never gets any easier. But the famous poem 'High Flight' which I first read a few days after he died is how I remember Will. He followed his dreams, and "slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings"
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long delirious, burning blue, I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace Where never lark, or even eagle flew - And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod The high unsurpassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand and touched the face of God. Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee
Friday, May 20, 2022
As you know there are a lot of apple orchards around Meaford and Clarksburg. This is the top apple growing area in Ontario. Well, it's time for those trees to bloom, and when you are there at the right time, the blossoms are wonderful! Warning - too many pictures!
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Sorry for the slow posting recently, but our lives have been very busy! We've had an upheaval in caregiving, for the better in the long run we hope! In the nice weather of last week I was out every day, and I'm way behind on posting my photos. In the meantime our garden has been exploding into growth, so here's an update.
Friday, May 13, 2022
It's the Trilliums we all look forward to here in Ontario, but they're actually among the last of the spring wildflowers to bloom here. I doubt they'll be putting on their best display yet, but the way the weather is looking they may well be very soon. Go out in a week or two and you'll see lots of them, as long as you know the right place to go!