It seems to be mid to late summer every year that the cicadas come out and start to buzz in the trees. Most cicadas have a 2-5 year life-cycle (although there is a North America species that has a 17 year life-cycle!) and spend most of the time underground as [...]
Borage is one thing that grows well in our garden (tomatoes on the other hand failed miserably this year…). The borage plants with their pretty nodding flowers in shades of blue and violet are a favourite of bees and are often abuzz.
Borage flowers [...]
This has been my first summer making jam, and after jam that I thought was a little too sweet (Serviceberry) and jam that just wasn’t quite right (apricot), this third jam I am really pleased with.
We have a funny plum tree in our front garden. There are 3 varieties of plum grafted onto a single rootstock. [...]
This short-sleeved version of the Jane cardigan by Georgie Hallam was started in June and finished in July, and was intended to be a lot faster of a knit than it turned out to be. But then, who am I kidding, nothing gets knit quickly [...]
A couple of years ago I reviewed the Urban Baby Bonnet. That bonnet is still in occasional use as a back-up hat, although it is definitely now too small for Maus. Cub has also sported it on more than one occasion. This bonnet has done us well, no doubt about it, and [...]
Even quick knits are never particularly quick these days! This little summer cardigan was meant to be a for the cool weather we were having round the summer solstice…and as it is still on my needles that clearly didn’t happen! Just the short sleeves are left to be [...]
For a few years now we have enjoyed the early July serviceberries, also called saskatoon berries, that ripen on many trees used locally in city landscaping. The summer I was pregnant with Maus, a friend of ours came for dinner with a handful of berries he had picked on his way [...]
Oh my! It has been a while since I have visited this space, and there really isn’t any reason for my absence. I have countless “draft posts” but none seemed to actually make it as far as the “publish” button, and many have since been deleted…a post entitled “The garden – early June” [...]
I finally took our winter wreath down this week…with the way winter has been hanging on this year I don’t even feel that late! Our front door is definitely in need of a little TLC. Our ancient storm door, with torn screen, and time-worn wooden house door are, without doubt, [...]
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