Friday, June 30, 2017

A Tea To Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday.

I am having friends for tea
to Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday 
this July 1st. 2017.

Strawberries and Rhubarb are in season here
in Eastern Canada.
I made jam to serve with cookies
and biscuits.






Strawberry Rhubarb Jam



Shortbread Cookies

Tea from The Metropolitan Tea Company
Orange Pekoe


 Expo 67
In 1967,  50 years ago,
Canada's 100th Anniversary
was celebrated in Montreal, Quebec,
inviting countries from around 
the world to this World's Fair
which lasted 6 months.




I was gifted this cup and saucer below,
from an elderly lady I worked for.
Mrs. Bourdages,
 I am so grateful to her.


The Maple Leaf is Canada's emblem. 
representing many species of maple trees
native to Canada.
The maple leaf appears on our flag.
Markings on the bottom of the cup and saucer


A cup and saucer with Niagara Falls,
 one of Canada's main tourist attractions and 
one of the seven Natural Wonders Of The World, 
situated between the border of 
Canada and United States.


The photo on the cup and saucer

 
Markings on the bottom of the cup and saucer


Canada, a country rich in natural resources,
 different cultures and beauty from coast to coast.

Below is a photo I took Thursday at Routhierville, Quebec.
 A wooden covered bridge crossing the Matapedia River, 
a salmon river. 
Built in 1931 in the picturesque Matapedia Valley 
of the Chic-Choc Mountains, 
part of the Appalachian range.


A quick stop, I took this photo

through the greenery. 
It shows only 1/2 of the bridge. 



This following photo is from Wikipedia


Our beautiful flag

I'm proud to be Canadian 
living in this wonderful Country.
I wish all my Canadian friends a Happy Canada Day.



Thursday, June 8, 2017

Spring Flowers




I'm sharing some of my
Spring flowers.
I planted some new bulbs
last Fall and it was great to see
the new flowers.


Grape hyacinth / muscari
with silver mound.


Daffodils



Bleeding Hearts

Tulips




Dandelions ~food for our bees

Daffodil

A pretty tulip

My sister Annie is visiting
and planted some potatoes in my garden.

We burnt some debris
and had lunch outside


My rhubarb did well this year
 because of all the rain.

I made some rhubarb and
orange muffins.
For my recipe,
click here.


Forger-Me-Nots are always welcome


They wander thoughout the garden

We made a new path
into the garden mostly
from beach rocks.


"For flowers that bloom about our feet,
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet,
For song of bird, and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!"

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

I hope you enjoyed this little garden tour.

Thanks for your visit xo


All pics are my sole original property

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Visiting Montreal Botanical Gardens

Easter weekend,  I visited the Botanical Gardens in
 Montreal with my daughter and her family.

I've  visited the
Montreal Botanical Gardens
for many years.
Over the years,
the Elephant Foot Plant below,
 has grown into a beautiful tree.

A slow growing ornamental 
house plant in our region.
In temperate climate 
 it's an evergreen perennial tree.



The base of the Elephants Foot Plant



Below is my daughter Suzanne's
houseplant (Elephant Foot)
that she's had for 
approx. 15 yrs.



Other pretty plants.




Lots of sunshine...
This Greenhouse is the
"Sunlight Conservatory"
~Mathieu~









Tropical Rainforest Greenhouse

Below is a very large tree which covers 
a large area of the greenhouse.
As the sign above states this tree is a fake tree covered in cork.
Plants are attached to it which eventually grow roots into the cork.





Plants growing in the branches


Similar to a rainforest



 A Waterfall

Orchids



Primrose

Anthurium 

Suzanne, Matthew and Sabrina




Cactus
It wasn't easy to take photos
with the direct sunlight.









Moi


Have a seat!

A great way to spend your day.
In the Summer it is nice to take a picnic lunch
 and spend the day visiting the outdoor gardens.

All pics taken with my Samsung phone.

Thanks for your visit xo