This being on vacation has been wonderful doing things I love to do. So, I have another post for today.
Remember this unpainted birdhouse?
I painted it this afternoon….and here are some different views.
Another couple of good coats of varnish and it will be ready to sit outside….
Now that I’m done, the sun is out and the skies are blue. Time to go out and get some fresh air.
Have a really nice evening.
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Happy Canada Day to all Canadians!
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful day today.
Canadian and American Flags flying.
The neighbour at Marc’s puts up a Canadian Flag mostly when I come over to visit. As I’m here for Canada Day and 4th of July they are both up.
We celebrated Canada Day across on the other side of Lake Ontario today. I was lucky in that my work gave us Monday and Tuesday off this year. The extra day was given by our College President to acknowledge all that we do. Nice eh? It was a lovely day and it didn’t even rain for a change. Marc and I set up a nice lunch for us. It started out as sandwiches and chips but look at all the goodies we found in the fridge to make them sooooooooo yummy! We had Brown’s Berry Patch apple raspberry pie for dessert too. Did you have a good Canada Day? Did you see fireworks?
Later in the day afternoon Marc went out for the evening to play golf with his Tuesday night league. I took advantage of the time to try my hand at folk art painting again. I hadn’t painted in about 13 years. Last year I found this child’s chair at a garage sale when I was here so
I cleaned it and hoped I would one day be able to paint on it. So Marc went golfing this afternoon and I started painting. When I got to this stage I hoped I’d remember how to do all the little detailing.
This is how it turned out.
It reads “Salon Cuts 25 Cents” at the top. I think it turned out quite good in spite of the years of lack of experience I had.
We have also made some strawberry jam this week. We’ll put labels on them and share with some friends and family as usual. Putting the labels on them helps to ensure the empties get returned for next year’s refills. What is your favourite jam to make? Has anyone made wine jelly thats been yummy? I’d love to make some of that.
We’ve had the “hummers” coming by to enjoy the nectar we make and put out for them. I love it when they actually sit on the hanger with their little tiny feet and their little bitty wings stop flapping a mile a second…the wind was blowing the feeder around this time.