orchid…

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still thinking of my beloved

took this shot of the fish in the pond this morning…

the pond looks different now, but he loved working in all of them… through winter he would make sure the fish were cozy in their condo in the house, and it was always exciting when it was time to move out to the pond… often he would have little helpers to assist with the transfer…

over the last while one of my colleagues has been sharing updates on her orchids… this morning she brought the small one to my desk to show me the newest blossom…

George often brought orchids into the office … one of his colleagues who worked in the seasonal area would let him know when a new batch of orchids had arrived and say you better get some for your wife

and he would, and bring them to the office as well… this is one of those he brought in and my colleague has looked after it beautifully… think this is the third time since he died that it has bloomed… another larger one is nearly ready to bloom under her amazing orchid fingers…

usually I only use my own photos, but tonight another colleague sent me two of the above shots that show the bloom…

what wonderful memories… I have been truly blessed

reminders…

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been missing my beloved a lot lately…

tonight as I was looking through photos I came across a few that reminded me of him…

this picture of maple leaves, which I took while visiting Cyndi in Ottawa reminded me of a great photo we took in Courtenay of him holding a ginormous maple leaf as we were walking through Cathedral Grove

on Saturday I turned on the in-floor heating because it is getting cooler… I can remember George installing it in 2009 when we renovated the bathroom… at the time we decided not to put an additional piece of it in front of the sink, thinking it would radiate over… not, lol…

this morning glory reminded me of my 2010 six week stint in the hospital where he brought me photos every day of one of the morning glories that were blooming…

tonight a contractor came by to fix a couple of holes in the bedroom ceiling… George would have fixed that…

and finally, this rose, blooming in the garden… I cannot even guesstimate how many roses he brought me in our life together…

I truly have been blessed over the years… and even now as I am able to enjoy these wonderful memories

wasp…

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stayed home to rest and recover from this silly cold and plugged ear…

looking out the bedroom window I noticed a wasp on the outside… tried to get a picture but that apparently scared it…

I went outside once to take a few pictures of the hibiscus and discovered another wasp on it…

happy with the pictures…

did eventually get one of the hibiscus flower, lol…

dizzy…

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yesterday I did very little as I am dealing with a cold which has invaded my ear and made me rather dizzy

the only thing I managed was to make some chicken soup

didn’t even get out of my nightie… had some fun using the 10 second timer to take the picture on my iPhone, lol… thankfully no one came to the door…

had enough to fill 3 containers with plain soup and then made my mom’s dumpling recipe to go in the remainder of the soup…

one bowlful for my supper and a container which I had for lunch today…

my Friday night supper from SkipTheDishes worked for 3 meals… supper, part of my breakfast, and then lunch;-)…

really happy that I did that because the weekend has been very low key…

treasures…

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got to enjoy a few treasures today…

this morning had my first taste of Michael’s Dolce Raspberry Chocolate Jam... oh my, it is delicious;-)… made with Hummingbird Chocolate… and it has very little sugar;-)… we picked it up when we visited the Hummingbird shop…

enjoyed it with tea in my new mug from The Windmill of Provence which I found at the Kingston Public Market, just a few weeks ago…

later in the day I had some Labooko 100% cacao bar from Zotter Chocolates

this picture shows it with a beautiful piece of amethyst that I discovered in Kingston as well…

cool…

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this morning the sky was overcast and dull…

and it was rather cool

got a few pictures of the Virginia creeper growing up the fireplace chimney at the front of the house…

the colours sure are cool

very happy that it is Friday… seems like it has been a long week…

I am getting the start of a cold, which is not cool, sigh, so I treated myself to a lovely Thali dinner via SkipTheDishes

changing…

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enjoyed the Virginia creeper this morning…

it is changing everyday and starting to look quite lovely, but unfortunately this also means that fall is coming

the pergola that George built looks spectacular right now…

of course there were flowers blooming…

lots of purple today…

the sun was trying to make it through the smoky sky as we were driving downtown…

strange, but beautiful…

odd…

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one of my favourites from the garden this morning… I do love purple, and morning glories…

as I was leaving the office took a few shots of the sky… it had been looking very odd for a good portion of the afternoon… possibly from the smoke from fires…

as I was walking towards the house took the picture of the sun

it was international chocolate day I decided on chips and chocolate for a snack after work;-)…

bugs…

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very early this morning I came across this… in the bedroom… right by my bed…

but, I put my big girl pants on, and dealt with it…

then I was out in the garden admiring the flowers when I spotted this bug

maybe it is the one that’s been eating my flowers… hmmmm…

did get a few shots of the morning glories;-)…

really been missing my beloved over the last few days… can’t put my finger on a reason…

but I sure do…

dots…

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early morning in the garden…

saw lots of flowers…

dahlia, morning glories, moonflower (maybe), and one of the two sunflowers…

while I was waiting for my ride I got this shot of the pretty moon…

and some ladybugs

on my way home tonight I took a shot of the dot on this elm tree which has been tagged for removal…

reminded me of the early morning ladybugs