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Happy

 

It’s the last day of September and time for Friday’s Blessing list. It’s my list of happy things. I love looking for them.  And I’m glad you’ve joined me!

1.   Flowers from seed success ~
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Last spring I went to Seedy Saturday at Confederation Centre Library in town.  It’s an event where farmers and gardeners share various open pollinated and heirloom seeds. I picked up some lavatera, sunflower, various greens and pumpkin seeds to plant in our garden. I had wonderful success with my lavatera – best ever!

I’m in love with sunflowers 🙂
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especially when they are backlit by a late afternoon golden hour in September.

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2. Seedy Saturday wasn’t the only place we received free seeds. Sarah took advantage of a free seed offer, called Bring Back The Bees, sponsored by Honey Nut Cheerios and Vesey’s, a local seed company. They gave away 115 millions wildflower seeds across Canada! I planted the seeds in a little raised bed and they’ve been lovely!

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The poppies finished a couple of weeks and I thought perhaps the blooming was over for the season. All that was left was alyssum and it was getting a little scraggly. I was debating pulling the whole thing up.  But early one morning, as I was out on a photo stroll, I was surprised by these little beauties!

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Saved by the asters!

3.  Raindrops on roses everything.  Last week we had such changeable weather – dark and rainy one minute and the next thing sunlight breaking through. It made for interesting photo ops.

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I love the look of raindrops glistening in the light. But I was hoping for something more. And I wasn’t disappointed!

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Such a beauty!

4. The final batch of  Nannie’s Mustard pickles  finished for 2016!

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As my mother used to say, ” A good job done!”.

5. and a happy husband!

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I think the only thing that would make his smile bigger in September would be his woodpile! 😉

Well,I hope you enjoyed your visit this week.

And I hope you have some happy things to look forward to this weekend. I have three! Paper Lions’ big album launch  is tonight – already over 900 tickets sold! I’m totally looking forward to a great evening. Tomorrow I have an all day retreat with the women of our church. And Sunday evening Roger and I are spending  time with Oscar while Mummy and Daddy celebrate a birthday/anniversary. A fun weekend ahead!rob_oscar_sept

Happy weekend!

Thanks so much for visiting!!

with love,

PS. How do you like my new blog header??  🙂 One of these days I’ll show you my  progress attempts um . . . fun with watercolour 🙂

PPS – for more Friday Blessings Lists visit Susanne at Living To Tell The Story.

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Sweet September

 

Welcome to Friday’s Blessing List!

We had a few cooler days last week and I thought perhaps the Island had made the transition to fall but, no, I was wrong. This week we had some of the warmest temperatures of the whole summer! So what does that mean??

1. Bonus Beach days!

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Are we complaining? Continue reading

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End of summer blessing list

 

Beyond lay the sea, misty and purple, with its haunting, unceasing murmur. The west was a glory of soft mingled hues, and the pond reflected them all in still softer shadings. The beauty of it all thrilled Anne’s heart, and she gratefully opened the gates of her soul to it.

“Dear old world,” she murmured, “you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”    (Anne of Green Gables, Ch 38)

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Summer’s end almost always catches me by surprise. How can it be September already? I want to treasure these last lovely days even more, simply because they’re passing by so quickly. Continue reading

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November blessings

Welcome to a  November blessing list. Some find this month a difficult one. The time changes and darkness closes in early. Autumn leaves fade and fall to a brittle crispness underfoot. But there is always beauty to be found if you will look. And there are always reasons to be thankful. Continue reading

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