Darling daughter celebrated her birthday on Monday.
Here she is on one of her first walks.
In 1979 we lived on Marlborough Street by Beacon Hill Park which is just off Dallas Road
in a big old rambling house which still stands today.
I love this picture of the two of us
with the snow capped Olympic Mountains in the background.
So much time has elapsed...
Our daughter has grown into a lovely woman and she will be tying the knot with her Kiwi fiancee this summer.
Darling daughter and I drove up island for the day...
poking our noses into
antique shops and a couple of thrift stores.
This is the view from the Bridgeman's Bistro at The Mill Bay Marina.
The water was so calm...
just like a "mill pond" which by the way is not usual for "Mill Bay!"
The crab cakes were delicious!
We came home with a few bit and bobs...but no "big" treasures.
It is aways fun spending time together.
I wore my bangles...
she says it makes me easy to find in a shop...she just listens for the sounds of the bracelets jingling!
The lilacs are blooming and it is not even May!
I have had to venture downstairs to my "out of season" closet
to find some summer garments to wear in this heat...
It is "slim pickins" down there too....not much more than a couple of dresses, a few Tees and a couple of pairs of pants. I must have done a major cull last season when I put the summer stuff into storage.
Thank goodness I had the peace of mind to keep my Italian black linen dress...
it is loose and very cool..perfect for this weather.
Last year I noticed that In the south of France loose linen dresses seem to be the preferred choice of women of a certain age...so I promptly went out a bought one when I came back from my trip...a very sensible choice too and one that makes sense as the fabric breathes in the heat.
I love to wander around in the garden in the morning before it gets too hot... to see if there are any major weeds that need pulling and to see what is in bloom.
The roses are starting to bloom...this Pavement series rose has an intoxicating scent...
unfortunately it bears lots of thorns which make it hard to pick.
These sweet little "money plant" volunteers have seeded themselves in the front beds.
This area is "under construction"
Our clematis is very old and woody but is a stalwart when it comes to putting on a spectacular show.
This picture was taken before the clematis came into bloom.
We planted variegated iris, several hostas and black mondo grass in this shady bed.
The patio was redone by our garden gals.
The clematis has twined itself high up into the neighbours Dogwood tree.
Close up of a rhododendron...like a jewel box inside.
I bought a few geraniums to put on the front porch.
They are a great value
will last all summer
look so cheerful.
My sister and I took Mother to the beach for tea and a late afternoon snack yesterday.
Inside this basket I keep 3 pretty china cups and saucers, 3 matching side plates, assorted silver wear.
with a tablecloth, napkins when the sun shines on Willows Beach.
I've got some more posts on the back burner so I will be back soon.
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful emails after the recent shenanigans...
I did not think that the post would have generate so much discord among readers...
if I have personally offended any of you,
I humbly apologize.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~