The deer do not eat them so they bloom in the front yard unlike the poor tulips that have are being munched to the ground!
Daffodils look cheerful even after the rain...
there is something about yellow.
I love yellow slickers, boots and brollies.
Such a great tonic for the grey days of prolonged precipitation.
Yellow shouts "Happy."
Mauve-y blue flower with white stamens...so pretty.
I snapped this photo when we were at the nursery picking up our new bare root roses.
We ordered three white David Austen roses...
"Claire Austen" is reliable and fragrant.
A hardy rose.
They will be located in the back bed at the foot of the sun deck.
I am having the gardeners plant them and plant the bed with a formal boxwood hedge.
I have hired a company to come and help with our weeding and the heavy work.
There is a lot of weeding and digging to do in our garden as we have not really had a harsh winter which keeps weeds and plants in a dormant state.
The mild weather means that the weeds have multiplied!
The physiotherapist in very impressed with my progress and he says he likes my "attitude."
He says that a positive approach is the best kind of medicine.
I am always a bit sore after he manipulates my shoulder
so I need to keep reminding myself that no pain is no gain.
These sweet little pansies are so cute...
My walk earlier this week was in the down town area.
These are the lamp standards that line our city streets.
I wandered through the shops but did not find anything to buy.
Browsing the fashionable shops inspires me to be more creative with my clothes.
I love to sit at a cafe look out the window and watch the women walk by
and see what they are wearing.
A very classy looking lady wearing an amazing wool coat walked by...
Her coat was very boxy and looked like it might have been vintage.
Circa 1950's style.
Her hair was cut in a long bob
she wore bright red lipstick on and carried a small lady like handbag on her wrist.
She was walking quite fast in black suede kitten heels.
I wondered about her...
I imagined that she might be a lawyer or a doctor.
The cut and style of her clothes was elegant and impeccable.
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I saw a Hermes scarf in the case at WIN on Pandora Street.
A charity shop!
I tried it on but the colours were not flattering so I left it...
someone is going to be a very happy shopper.
Fountain at The Bay Centre...
Chilly temperatures and grey gloomy skies...
beg for a warming meal.
I felt that we needed an injection of "Happy" so I chose a colourful Stew for dinner.
is a staple here in The Humble Bungalow.
It is easy and you can use almost any vegetables that you have on hand.
Use a heavy dutch oven or enamel Le Crueset with a lid.
Saute 1 or 2 large onions chopped until soft.
Brown some meat...ground beef, chicken or turkey.
Add a tin of beef bouillon.
I use about a tablespoon of thyme, a wee bit of salt and pepper.
Add assorted veggies and simmer for several hours.
Serve with bread.
You can see how it looks after it has been simmering...
the flavours mingle and the liquid reduces.
the Humble Bungalow kitchen smells wonderful!
What has your week been like?
I am celebrating my birthday this week and have been wined and dined and will be back to tell you more.
Be Well and Be Kind