Monday, June 20, 2022

Chuckles and Chortles

Here we are again with a new week ahead! They come and go so quickly, don't they? How was your weekend? Anything interesting or unusual happen? What are you up to? Our weekend was fairly quiet but we did go out for dinner both days and we did take a stroll by the waterfront yesterday evening. The weather was gorgeous and being by the water is always our favourite place. And, of course, we've been dedicating a considerable amount of time in the garden, which is slowly but surely coming to life. Just about every flowering plant is filled with buds preparing to open. These two are this week's greatest performers:
You know what else we did a few days ago? We planted another two trees! We did we did we did! We picked up a crabapple that we named "Carly" and a lilac tree that we named...(you're going to love this one!)...Lilith. Like Adam's first wife. *snicker* It was actually the most amazing man in the world's idea. So now we have three trees on our property and today we're going to look for number four! We've decided to go with a hydrangea. The one we're looking into doesn't grow very big and we've got the perfect spot for it. We also added some bird feeders to bring in some feathery action. Slowly but surely, our plans for our little property are coming to fruition. Eva, our variegated maple, for those who are wondering, is doing wonderfully. Look at how gorgeous her leaves are:
We've also begun discussing our trip out east in the fall and how we're going to do it. We have a lot of options and we're going to figure out which one is best for us. Nova Scotia and P.E.I....we'll be there before you know it. I am so excited! And I can't wait to meet up with some blogging pals who live out east. You know who you are! I'm going to get in touch at some point and ask some questions. Inquiring travelers want to know!

Okay, time to go. I have to get out and water my babies before we head out to the garden center for another tree. Have a wonderful day, everyone, and an amazing week ahead. Enjoy all the funnies!

40 comments:

  1. Artificial intelligence, aliens, whatever -- I'll take it. Unless it's goofball aliens who would want to stack us like the toads.

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    1. HAHA! Agree! As long as we're not being stacked like toads, beam me up!

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  2. Beam me up Scotty...Bad day in Lukasville...

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  3. Your yard is filling up! THREE trees now! I love lilacs and the name Lilith. Good memes too, Martha -- and I have to agree with Ricky Gervais on that one.

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    1. Ricky Gervais is so funny! He's band on with this one. Our property is going through a wonderful transformation. Slowly but surely, we're getting there!

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  4. Beautiful flower photos, and thanks for the Monday laughs. The bear is funny, and who stacks toads? Good luck with your new trees. Make sure they get watered regularly.

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    1. We are really spoiling those trees and keeping a close eye on them. We'll make sure they grow big and strong! HAHA

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  5. One thing I quickly learned as a dad this week

    How much I enjoyed sleep

    😭😭😭😭😭

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    1. HAHA! So true, Adam. Just a small price to pay for being a parent. You probably won't sleep well for years! Sorry...

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  6. Always enjoy your garden photos. Have a great summer!

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  7. Your flowers are lovely! I love the pilot funny - I'll have to show that one to my dad (he's a pilot).

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed, Linda! And I hope your dad likes the one of the pilot.

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  8. Again with the funny funnies ? LOL .. love them ! ... And ? I love that you are packing as many trees as possible (for now ... you can always find room for another !) .. that variegated maple is a beauty. We have a nice crabapple in the front garden .. they are so pretty in Spring, you will love it ! Ricky G. is so RIGHT !

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    1. Four trees to date, Joy! I think for the time being, we're done. Now we want to focus on getting stones for the flower beds and putting up a shed. And perhaps we'll get back to trees in the fall season. Because...you can never have too many trees! I'm already in love with the crabapple. It's filled with what looks like the beginning of berries. Can't wait!

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  9. Plant, plant, plant! That’s great that you’re seeing your efforts come to fruition! - Jenn

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    1. It's been fabulous, Jenn. A lot of hard work but it's paying off.

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  10. You will have a forest in no time!! Good selections too.
    Ricky G. nails it! lol

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    1. PS......start asking away re your trip east. Best to plan early as I figure a lot of people will be travelling this year to the Maritimes.

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    2. We were in desperate need of trees, Jim. Up until now, we didn't have a single one. Now we have four! Yup, I'll be getting in touch soon. We need to start thinking of the places we want to visit to prepare an itinerary.

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    3. Hey Martha. Sent a message on FB this morning to you.

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    4. Thanks, Jim! I appreciate you contacting me. I just replied to it.

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  11. I cracked up over the bear telling the story with the "puppets"!! Your flowers are beautiful. Your patience waiting to do other things before the garden has paid off - what a fun way to spend the summer, planting and enjoying the new surroundings. And yes, please feel free to email anytime about your trip :)

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    1. The one with the bear is a hoot! It made me laugh so much. The landscape is the priority this year. Previous years had us focused on other responsibilities that were more important. Now that all that is out of the way, we can finally work on the garden. And I will definitely email soon! The clock is ticking and we want to start jotting down what we want to see while we're there. I am so excited for this trip. Can't wait to meet you!

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  12. Beautiful blooms. You made excellent choices on the crabapple and the lilac. I love that you name them. Great bunch of funnies. Have a wonderful week. XO

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    1. I love naming the trees. Gives them character! And it makes me more eager to take good care of them. Have a wonderful rest of the week! xo

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Martha. Always great to meet a fellow Ontarian. I can vouch for both PEI and Nova Scotia from personal experience. Both provinces have much to offer. I wouldn't rule out New Brunswick either. To see the tides at the Bay of Fundy is something every Canadian should try to do. It is a phenomenal natural spectacle. We were on PEI and Gran Manan Island last month. We plan to visit Nova Scotia and then back to PEI next June. That will be three years in a row on PEI which will give you an idea of how much we enjoy it there. With my best wishes - David

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    1. Hi, David! Thanks for stopping by and sharing all this with me. This trip has been a long time in the making. I'd visit the entire east coast if I could but time - and finances! - play an important role. So we decided to choose the two places we'd love most to see, and of course, Nova Scotia and P.E.I rose to the top. I'm very excited about this trip because we haven't visited any other places in Canada besides Quebec and Ontario. I think we're way overdue! Next time we're planning to head west to finally visit B.C. Both my kids have been there and they loved it! This is an amazingly gorgeous country and I'd like to explore more of it. Wishing you well!

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  14. Having trouble commenting!!!
    Your plants look very nice.

    All the best Jan
    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/

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    1. Jan, I'm having the same problem on most of the blogs! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope these blogger problems eventually go away! Happy weekend to you.

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  15. This is amazing you guts have planted three trees and named them :))) loved it !
    Haha yes intelligence is well comed always. Last one is also amazing

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    1. It's been wonderful, Baili! I'm so happy that we have all these lovely trees on our property. They bring me such joy. Have a wonderful weekend, my lovely friend! I hope you and your family are all well.

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  16. Love ALL these funnies - those toads, lol. Wow that's great about the trees and naming them. I know my sister named one after my brother passed but then she moved. I don't think he's too happy about that. I can't believe it's already Friday. This week we were busy helping our son pack and move to a different house after he sold this one. Love the photos. Here's to a great weekend for you playing in the yard.

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    1. All our trees are named! I find it a lot of fun. And it makes us feel more motivated to take good care of them. Suddenly they're dependents. LOL I hope your son's packing and moving went well! Happy week ahead, Sandy.

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  17. Martha I answered your question about an online (Ontario) plant company BambooPlants.ca
    The other information would be Cape Breton Island .. the Cabot Trail and Louisbourg .. I spent 6 years as a child there and loved it !

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    1. Just got back from your blog, Joy. Thank you so much for the recommendation. I'm saved the link and I'll check out their inventory! And thanks for the other suggestions, too. I've heard of Cape Breton but not Cabot Trail and Louisbourg. I'll look into that. It'll be such an exciting trip!

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  18. Louisbourg is a fortress that is one of Canada's oldest settlements . An actual fortress that stood through 2 major sieges ..it has the surrounding settlements playing out life in the mid 1700's .. I think you will get a kick out of it .. it is also a beautiful little town .. I lived up on the hill , all the federal gov employees lived there .. I will never forget how beautiful it was even in the fog and rain ? LOL .. Hope you get to see it !

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