curry…

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today, as I was eating my cauliflower soup for lunch, I was thinking about my mom…

she loved curry… at that time it was not one of my favourites, but yesterday I popped some into the soup…

tasted pretty good and the smell certainly brought back memories of times with her;-)…

guy…

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I’ve been thinking of many special Father’s Days and missing this great guy

interesting how difficult holidays can be sometimes… used to be such a wonderful time… pleased that most years I am able to focus on the special times that have taken place…

still happy that the day is over…

action…

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I was thinking of my beloved on this Father’s Day as I wandered around the deck pulling weeds… currently ninety-nine percent are elm seedlings…

I always gave him action for not carrying around a pail to put the debris into and there I was today, pulling weeds and putting them on the ground or deck to be picked up later…

I bet he is laughing now;-)…

wall…

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the clematis seems happy in its spot on the wall along the driveway…

it is showing new growth and is getting bigger each year…

I’ve just read about a way to help it grow even quicker by laying a portion of it down and putting soil over it… think I will give that a try in the fall…

for now, I am making sure to go out and visit it each day;-)…

designer…

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what a wonderful afternoon yesterday… although it was hot, my garden designer came and spent a few hours rearranging pots and plants and other goodies…

we moved, and moved items again, until the garden looked just so

a few jobs left for my grandson when he comes next… lifting a few heavy things and digging in a few lights…

what fun to have a fresh set of eyes… and someone who is perfectly fine if I don’t care for the placement of items…

I think the garden is happy too…

fixes…

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my grandson came recently and spent the day working in the garden…

many jobs were done, including emptying, cleaning and filling the hot tub…

stones were moved, grass seed put down, the umbrella put up, hoses run and the waterfall rock repaired…

we had a lovely day together, and then he and his girlfriend had supper with me on the deck…

they sat at the table and I was in my chair by the door…

he reminds a lot me of his grandpa, lol…

what a wonderful treat…

hose…

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I am loving my new hose…

it reaches to the front step with ease and I can also get to all the plants and pots in the shade garden as well…

lots of room to get to each of the hanging baskets to give them a drink…

I’ve been having fun trying different routes with it, to see which ones I like the best…

and it barely takes up any room when it is put away… unlike the old one which wouldn’t hang properly as it had a mind of its own, lol…

yay…

overlooking…

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as I sit in the garden, overlooking the beautiful sanctuary that it is, I’ve been thinking of my privilege

I have a safe home, food to eat, and a glorious space to enjoy every day…

this is due in large part to my beloved… he worked for years to make our home comfortable and to put money aside for our retirement… and he never got to see that…

all that allows me to stay home and enjoy life is due to his work, and yes, his death, which has paved the way for my time sitting in the garden…

he worked hard to make it a sanctuary for us and I often think of him mowing the grass or pulling weeds… or cleaning the garage, lol…

I truly am blessed beyond measure…