Friday, May 18, 2012

Springing Up in Summerside

 I'm a little ashamed to have taken an almost two-week hiatus from blogging.  Things have been a bit crazy around here: substitute teaching, baking, baby girl cutting four molars at once, sunny days when it is a must to get outside with my busy boy, and community meetings in the evenings.  Perhaps, I can guiltily admit that I started watching the first season of Game of Thrones last week, became addicted, and spent my free time in the evenings squeezing in a few episodes when I could.  I don't watch a lot of TV, but I love that show!  We are almost caught up now though so I won't be neglecting so much from now on...

I have a few backlogged posts to put up including recipes, gardening updates, etc., but to get a little something up from the hopeful homestead in the meantime, here are a few photos from this morning of the colours that are currently dancing in our yard.  It's pretty clear that we are a little behind other regions in terms of what's coming up this spring, but spring has definitely now arrived in Summerside and we are loving being outside.

Leaves unfurling on the little red oak in our backyard.

Bleeding heart in a jungle-like area of our garden that is in desperate need of attention!

Who doesn't love a morning greeting from a violet?

I didn't get it in the photo, but there was a tiny spider spending some time on this bloom.

Finally, planting 90 tulip bulbs last fall has paid off with some lovely pinks and yellows!

One of my favourite first blooms of spring--serviceberry.

If we had a "perfect", weed-free lawn, it wouldn't be nearly so cheerful without these forget-me-nots!


  1. if I had forget me nots in the lawn I don't think I would ever mow!

  2. Yay for you being back to the blogosphere.

    Also, gotta agree with Jackie re: forget-me-nots in the lawn.

  3. Violets out of no where are my personal favorite, one year I had thousands of them found a recipe for Violet infusion tried it and made violet Jelly and Iced Tea, it was a lovely change and a true surprise. So yeah Violets for me.


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