|Where the iPad landed.|
Friday, June 20, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
|A hug for the graduate. (And when did I get so short?)|
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
|A garden bouquet with salvia, chives, poppies, and a peony.|
[This was going to be a quick-and-dirty blog post: snap a couple of pictures, add a narrative, and Bob's-yer-uncle. It didn't work out that way because I rushed the photography and had to redo my shoot TWICE more. Three hours later, I'm just starting to write.]
I love cut flowers. I know that some people believe them to be frivolous or even wasteful (they just die, right?), but I love bringing that splash of colour into my home, to enjoy as long as it lasts. And judging by the number of "likes" my arrangements receive on Facebook, I'm not alone.
I read a blog somewhere that proposed a "bunch and fluff" method of arranging your flowers. I was to grab the bunch, stuff it loosely in the vase and just "fluff" it and let things fall as they may. It didn't work very well for me. Today, I share my tips for arranging flowers, using plants from our garden.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Dad was a crossword fanatic. And he twisted words to such an extent that understanding him really tested the limits of the redundancy of English, purposely using malapropisms, like saying "I'm going to renew my newspaper prescription." I do the same thing, and Stephen has caught my habit.
But there was one word game that was just between my dad and me: Boggle.
Friday, June 6, 2014
I should probably have contacted the police immediately after reading the article about the dead man, but I didn't because I kept seeing those strangulation bruises on Bettany's neck and, not to say that Jim deserved to die for what he did (or threatened to do) to her, but I could understand how she might have done something in self defense. Especially given how volatile I knew her to be.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Originally posted in December 2012
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
|493 Barrie Street, Kingston, Ontario|
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
|Potato Salad with a Chive Flower|
Here's my simple recipe and my trick for speeding things up.
Monday, June 2, 2014
|My favourite little sitting area.|
We had also decided that we would install an in-ground pool, as we had done in one of our previous Ottawa homes.