Sunday, August 14, 2016

Wonders Of The Woods

A walk in the woods in August.

The sounds of birds singing and chirping  
the fresh scent of evergreens, spruce trees,
 hemlock, cedar, juniper etc.  fill the air.
Finding berries and other wonders of nature.

One of my favourite things to do.

Sun shining bright
Lots of raspberries
Grow under a bush, low to the ground.

Could these be elderberries,
 I found growing in the woods this year?

Can anyone identify this berry/plant.
The 3 leaf tells me that maybe it's toxic.
Another shot of this pretty plant

I am not familiar with mushrooms in the woods.
Some are edible, not this one.

 Ornamental grasses

 Just a few of the many wonders of the woods.

Thanks for your visit. xo

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Summer Flowers

Summer is coming to an end, sadly.
Days are getting shorter and evenings cooler.
Children are returning back to school.
I am sharing more of my summer flowers.
A follow up from my
Summer Garden Tour,
I posted a few weeks ago.

Love Lies Bleeding or Amaranths
planted in an old barrel
I started from seed.

Tansy - grows wild in this region.

Black Eyed Susans

Iceland Poppies started from seed and 
planted in front of the old hayracker

~The Backyard~

 Pump on a Stump.
5 large maple trees had grown together
and were cut down last Fall.
To view how they were cut, click here

Helenium and golden marguerite daisy, 
pretty growing together.

Another part of the stumps my sister Ann
made a "tic-tac-toe" game
 with her painted rocks, 
lady bugs and bees.
Sorry Ann, I set the game up wrong. 
The red lady bugs cheated,
 there's too many.
 I will replace one lady bug 
with a yellow bee. 
And retake the photo 
after the rain stops.

A repurposed old clock
I used as a decoration on this stump.
 "the hands missing in thyme." 


"Hens and Chickens" succulent plants, 
have a little spot in the front garden.

 A great ground cover and 
low maintenance plant.
I have many varieties.


great for teas

so pretty and bright

Lovely Lady's Slipper Orchids
15 slippers on this one plant.

Duchess of Portland Roses
Plentiful in this region
For more on these beautiful roses,
click here.

Smell so nice....

can be invasive.

An old teapot missing the cover is
 repurposed for a birdfeeder.

A Nautical Spot
Things I find on the beach.
Suzanne painted the little lighthouses.

Thanks for your visit. xo

Just living is not enough... 
One must have sunshine, freedom, 
and a little flower. 
~Hans Christian Andersen~

Thanks for your visit.


Monday, August 8, 2016

Wade Ceramics ~ England

The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man and
Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood

In the 1950s, Wade Ceramics, England
created whimsies, the small solid porcelain
animal figures which became popular and
collectable in Britain and America.

These small porcelain Nursery Rhyme figurines 
and animals came in Red Rose Tea 
in Canada in the 1960's and 70s, 
 exclusive to Canada only.

The Tea Package

I am sharing my collection

24 Figurines - The Nursery Rhymes:

Jack and Jill (two separate figures)
Little Jack Horner 
Hickory Dickory Dock (the clock)

The House that Jack built
 Humpty Dumpty
Puss' n Boots 
The Gingerbread Man

The Cat and the Fiddle
Three Little Bears
 Goosey Goosey Gander
Little Red Riding Hood

Mother Goose
Little Miss Muffet
 Pied Piper
Little Boy Blue

Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son
Dr. Foster 
Little Bo Peep 
Baa, baa, Black Sheep

Queen of Hearts
The Old Woman who lived in a Shoe
 Old King Cole
Wee Willie Winkie


The animal collection.
My favourite and first one below,
The Hedgehog.

There's 5 missing
They are all identified with "Wade England"

Thanks for your visit xo