Monday, July 21, 2014

Ramblings about what's been going on...

I was clearing images off of my iphone {I have a HUGE library of pictures on the phone that needed serious editing/deleting} and thought it would be nice to share some 'other' things that have been going on around here.

We have had crazy rain storms this summer, it comes down in a wall of water. The heavy rain has been followed quickly by sunny skies and some intense rainbows. It was about two weeks ago that my Granddaughter and I were leaving the house and looked up to see a double rainbow. So on our journey I decided to take a detour and go to the shoreline to see the rainbow over lake Ontario. It was worth getting side tracked..........

Kya graduated from pre-school JK. The ceremony was perfect with each graduate wearing their own hand crafted mortarboard. Since she is only just turned four, she will begin full JK in the fall. I'm trying to figure out how we got to this point so quickly.

I enjoyed a quiet day by myself at Niagara-on-the-Lake. This has always been my tranquil spot to go to and think. I love to put the ipod on in the car for the hour and a half trek and then just wander when I get there.
The journey always includes a stop at a couple of nurseries, a fruit stand, and several antique shops. But what I love to do most is just park the car and stroll through the streets taking in the architecture of the houses and the gardens at each property. As many times as I've visited it always is changing and find something new each trip.
There is something about NOTL that gives me the chance to just breath and think.

All of the gardens in the area filled with full blooms ..... always - it's like they are on steroids. The soil and weather conditions in Niagara are the winning combination for the vineyards and the blooms. It was a riot of colour ..........

Prince of Wales Hotel - NOTL

transporting you to the wineries in style

Shaw Cafe - the most photographed spot in town.

Probably the most important thing that happened last week is the installation of Kya's craft center. She loves to paint, glue, colour and create. Sadly the artistic endeavors were put on hold the past month or two while we moved and tried to settle in the house. But I set up the desk area for her with a treasure trove of craft supplies that don't have to be packed up and moved every day.

Happiness is a new craft area.........

Whatever you are doing - Enjoy the day!

1 comment:

  1. You're not kidding about the flowers on steroids - they are impossibly large and fabulous!