Monday, March 28, 2016

Walks, the kindness of neighbours and more....

The weather has been unsettled this Easter weekend...
we have had sunshine
high winds.

Mr. HB and I were out in the garden doing some light weeding and he mowed the lawn.
I picked some flowers.

Grape hyacinths

We visited the nursery and checked out the new plants.

Have you ever seen a Jack in the Pulpit plant?
The flower is SO unusual!

I love the vibrant shade of this rhododendron.

On Saturday the sun was shining and it was warm so we went for a long walk.
Oodles of people had the very same idea and there were lots of people strolling along the seafront.
Smiles and greetings were the order of the day.
Sunshine has that effect on us after the "rainy daze."

Fairfield still sports a few streets lined with their names in blue tiles. 

This pretty little blue flower caught my eye.
I had to stop and take a picture.

We cut through the Park on the way to our destination....

Beacon Hill Park is a large park in Victoria.
It is located not too far from Our Humble Bungalow.

The petting zoo is very popular with families and was crowded on this sunny afternoon.
There are goats, pigs, donkeys, bunnies, ponies, birds, and many other farm animals.

Gobble Gobble
Turkeys wander freely.

Mr. HB treated me to a soft ice cream cone at The Beacon Drive In.
The line up was long but it moved quite quickly...
we walked back home licking our cones before they melted.
Nom Nom they are SO rich and creamy.
The BEST in Victoria!

One of our elderly neighbours down the street has been in the hospital.
Sadly he has no family.

 While he was hospitalized a young couple who live close by
 have gone in and cleaned and painted his home.
Other neighbours have been involved.

We all have been aware that his situation has deteriorated and we have been concerned.

He has some health issues and suffers from dementia 
the young couple have taken him "under their wing" 

How lovely that this couple is helping him out in a time of need.
I applaud their Kindness and Generosity.

We do not know what kind of care he will need in the future 
but he has been assessed and there will be some changes and supports put in place.

He is certainly happy to be back in his own home.
It was more than obvious as 
he was smiling and laughing when we walked by his house on our way home.

I must get my apron on and cook something to take to him.

Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.

~ Be Well and Be Kind ~


  1. Wasn't it a great weekend? Even the winds yesterday added to the overall joy of the day, as we walked after lunch. I love your little bunch of blue flowers!

  2. Thank you for sharing more of your beautiful corner of the world today, Leslie. Both the landscape and the beautiful people there.

    SSG xxx

  3. Oh, I love hearing about caring people like that. There is so much good out there. Thank you for sharing the story.


  4. How wonderful to read about your neighbors - the young couple taking their neighbor under their wing is so uplifting to read about - God Bless them...wish there were more like them in our world. Lovely post once again - thank you dear Hostess !

  5. Bluebells, grape hyacinths and muguets are my favourite springtime flowers! The whole week is going to be sunny and warm. Isn't it great to live in a caring community? As I grow older and I look at the elderly with different eyes, I feel that we all need to be there for others in their times of need.

  6. What a wonderful neighbourhood you have! It was so good to read this post.

  7. From Margie in Toronto - what beautiful flowers! We had a lovely sunny day on Easter Sunday but still bitterly cold - but as you say, it brought everyone out and lots of "Good mornings and Happy Easters".
    I know that Toronto often gets the reputation of being a rather cold, indifferent city but I also have an elderly neighbour who has been ill recently - the super took him to hospital and contacted his family and many of us have been in to visit him. We're hoping that he will be home by next week and everyone is making plans to help him out. He has family here but he is very independent and can't wait to get home. We're keeping our fingers crossed that everything turns out well.
    Enjoy the flowers - I am very envious as there is no sign of any Spring flowers here as yet.

  8. Cute nursery. I hope your neighbor's dementia doesn't get worse - there comes a stage where staying home is not a good thing to do.

  9. Beautiful Hyacinths Leslie, such a deep shade of blue. I hope things go well for your neighbour. Good that he lives in such a caring neighbourhood .... what a kind and thoughtful young couple to help in such a practical way. I did have one thought though...I hope they asked him first. From experience I know how the elderly can become distressed and confused with change. Hopefully he's happy with all they've done in his house.
    Have a good week!

  10. Hi Leslie! I finally had a moment to stop over and enjoy your blog! I'm Kate from Grey Tabby Gardens on Instagram! I will enjoy reading about your part of the world and I can already tell from what you have said here that you obviously live in a very neighborly neighborhood! It sounds very lovely. :-}

  11. That rooster is quite excellent! What a lovely story about your kind neighbours. It's nice to know that there are still so many good-hearted people out there.