We are enjoying the gorgeous sunshine and warm days
here at Quarter Deck Cottage.
It's a wonderful respite and relaxing is what we do best here at the cottage.
Swimming laps each day in the pool has made my muscles ache...
I don't swim fast but I have been out of the habit of late.
The outdoor pool is so much nicer that the recreation centre and there appears to be less chlorine which is kinder to my swimsuit and skin.
There is a small garden center here where I go mostly to browse.
But any serious gardener will tell you that it is hard to resist buying plants!
I have been watching the BBC coverage of The Chelsea Garden Show
wouldn't it be grand to visit in person?
In the spirit of gardens and gardening
I've been adding a few things near the cottage.
Deer resistant and drought tolerant plants are essential.
Carex grass, an Icelandic poppy plant and variegated lavender
Poppies and a Euphorbia
Bowles mauve wallflowers
Hope that these plants will survive and flourish.
I purchased a new book which sounds interesting...
the clerk mentioned that it was similar to Eat Pray Love.
I have not started the book but I may set aside Life After Life by Kate Atkinson for a wee bit and pick this one up.
Sitting with a mug of coffee watching ferries ply the waters of The Salish Sea early in the morning has become part of our routine.
Overnight oats with banana for breakfast.
Loved this issue of Victoria magazine
I read it cover to cover in one sitting.
Dinner after a busy day...quick and easy.
Salad made with fresh produce from Raven Rock Farm on Pender.
Julia Childs' vinaigrette made in a Bonne Maman jam jar.
Fresh halibut topped with mint and lemon slices served with roasted carrots.
These mauve rhododendrons were just buds when we arrived on Friday and now they are in full bloom.
Can you see the bee?
Close up and working hard at 6:30am...
spied when I wandered out to take a picture
I am going to close for now as the day awaits...
many opportunities for activities...where to start?
A beach combing walk, a swim in the pool, some time to read and water the new plants, shop for veggies at the farm stand and decide what to make tonight for our dinner.
Thank you for dropping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~