Going Out to Take a Closer Look!

"Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain."
Henry David Thoreau

Things to be curious about today...
*Go out and look around you. What have you never noticed before?

Summer Yellow!

Have you ever noticed just how pretty dandelion flowers are??  I remember loving them as a kid. I just wish that they weren't quite so intrusive. But they have to be the most gorgeous shade of yellow I have ever seen!!

Things to be curious about today...
*Go out and look around you. What have you never noticed before?

It's a Beautiful Morning... and I'm curious!

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has it's own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery everyday. Never lose a holy curiosity."

Albert Einstein

Things to be curious about today...
*Go out and look around you. What have you never noticed before?

Did You Laugh Today??

 "Almost nothing immunizes you from day to day frustration more than a healthy sense of humor... especially the ability to laugh at yourself!"

Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of laughter??


More Thoughts on The Lily of the Valley

 "And in his left he held a basket full Of all sweet herbs that searching eye could cull Wild thyme, and valley-lilies whiter still Than Leda's love, and cresses from the rill." John Keats,

I'm so tempted to plant some Lily of the Valley! I have the perfect spot for it, but the last time I tried... it made me sick. Just touching the flowers made me feel awful for the rest of the day. I do have an assortment of gardening gloves this time and as long as I wash the gloves after planting the little plant and my hands too, I just might get away with it this time.

Things to be curious about today...
*I wonder where the little flower originated??


A Quote About The Arrival of June and What It Means

"Half the year is gone... Welcome June!"

How do you feel about the fact that half of 2018 is behind us? I honestly don't know but I am going to think about it for a while!!  Part of me is glad that we are half way through and the other part doesn't like the fact for a lot of different reasons!

Things to be curious about today...
*time... plain and simple??


The Purpose of Spring Flowers

"Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul."
Luther Burbank

Things to be curious about today...
*The last walk that you took... was it slow and easy or rushed?

A Sunshine Quote

 "Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.
Hans Christian Anderson

Things to be curious about today...
*how much do you know about Hans Christian Anderson?

Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows

The sunshine is back and there are kids playing at the community center!! They are having so much fun I can hear then and they have to b a good five minute walk away and that's WHEN you get to the road!!

Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of round bales of hay?? *is you town haunted?? It could very well be!!

Photo... morguefile


Okay One More Rainy Day Quote for a Gloomy Afternoon... But You Are Going To Lke This One!!

''Rainy days... large sweater, warm tea, a movie, soft woolen socks and a box of cookies."

A box of cookies... now I wonder what kind of cookie would appeal to me today? Hmmm... I'm thinking shortbread!

Things to be curious about today...
*I wonder how many umbrellas are sold each year around the world??

A Rainy Day Quote for a Gloomy Afternoon

 "A rainy day is a special gift to readers."
Amy Miles

I'm reading the most interesting book that I actually picked up at the dollar store. It's called... " The Book of Strange New Things" by Michel Faber and it held my attention for an hour this morning... and it is still calling my name! ;)

This Mornings Quote about Rainy Days

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain"

Okay... might have to wrap up in a parka, but that's what you get for living this far north lol. I guess it could be snowing!! I will give it a few hours and then I will try the dancing in the rain thing. ;)

Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of the umbrella?


Replacing a Cloudy Day...

 "A cloudy day is not match for a sunny disposition."
William Arthur Ward

Okay... it's still kind of chilly, but it's getting brighter! Maybe the temps will start climbing too!!

Things to be curious about today...
*I wonder what the coldest temp has been for a June 1st??

I'm Concentrating on Beautiful Sunsets!

"Don't forget: Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies! " Paulo Coelho

I guess that I can put up with today's weather if it means that we are going to have some gorgeous sunsets in the coming days!! But...  I really want to turn on the furnace today! Then again it's June the first!! You can't turn the furnace on in June but... honestly, who sits in their house wearing a jacket on the first day of June?? Okay... rant over!

A Cloudy Day Quote

 "The cloudy weather melts at length into beauty and the brightest smiles of the heart are born of it's tears. "
Hosea Ballou

Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of cloudy days?? It's June the first and it is really gloomy out there and sitting at 12 degrees C!  Where's the heat??


Okay... Can't Wait For Summer So...

 "Let us dance in the sun... wearing wild flowers in our hair."
Unknown... but it reminds me of some pretty perfect summers of long ago.

Things to be curious about today...
*did you know that in the summer, the heat makes the Eiffel Tower grow. I'm not making this up!!

Summer Flowers ... a New Quote

"We don't shame flowers for being too big or too little, too short or tall, too pink or too red, we just embrace them for their beauty... why don't we start doing that with ourselves."

Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of freezies... I am going through them like there is no tomorrow!


Another Gardening Quote Before The Heavens Open!

Made a quick trip out to the garden shed to see how much rain was in the rain barrel. It was half full so I quickly filled all of our milk jugs and put them beside the barrel. We had a very dry summer last year so I want to save every drop I can.  Now I wish I sad saved more milk jugs!!

In 30 minutes it's supposed to rain... the forecasters are always wrong, but hey... you never know. The power flickered for a minute... just long enough for me to have to reset the clocks... which I hate doing. They are all different and some of them are a little more technical than I would like. Have to be honest... don't have a technical area anywhere in my brain but hey, I did manage to reset them.

*Still waiting to see if the people coming to view our house is still coming or not.  The last time it rained, they cancelled at the last minute. Can't blame them... it was a nasty day!

Anyway......... :)

 "The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden in to feed not just the body, but the soul."
Alfred Austin

 Okay, other than the hands is the dirt, I'm good with this quote. As for the head in the sun... I do wear a sunhat and lots of sunscreen!

Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of milk jugs?? 

Quotes About Summer Gardens

 Where I live it's pouring rain and it's supposed to continue for the next couple of days, so I won't be getting out into the garden until it dries up. Did I ever tell you that we have the weirdest soil here in the Canadian Prairies... it's as if glue has been poured into it!  Anyway... I can think about the garden without all the work!

"The garden is a solitary act."
Michelle Cliff

*I do some of my best meditating out there!

Things to be curious about today...
*I wonder what country grows the most sunflowers??


Now Doesn't This Sound Like the Cutest Weed!

"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them."
 A.A. Milne

And that weed I referred to above... Quack Grass!!  Almost sounds cute doesn't it!

Things to be curious about today...
*who is the most famous farmer...What I wasn't expecting to find a list... and they run from one extreme to the other. "The other", you wouldn't want to have messed with!!

Making Wishes On Weeds

Some see a weed... Some see a wish...

If I wished on every dandelion that has turned into that little wish ball, I would have made about a zillion wishes.

Things to be curious about today... another weed...;)
*I wonder who came up with this one?? *It's called Lady's Nightcap

A Lunch Time Gardening Quote

"A good garden may have some weeds."
Thomas Fuller

Well, I must have a very good one then! :)

Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of Bermuda Grass?? *and yes, it's a weed. It just has a pretty name!!

A Very Cute Quote About A Little Weed

"A weed is but an unloved flower."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Things to be curious about today...
*have you ever heard of pigweed?? *

Turning My Thoughts To Weeds

 I think that I just might have gotten a handle on the weeds in my two gardens. It usually takes me an hour to hoe the gardens but today it only took me 30 minutes. So, what did I do lol... I went looking for more in other areas and sure enough they didn't disappoint me. I actually think that I inherited some new ones thanks to the last batch of mulch we bought. I'm suddenly seeing these miniature trees growing out of it. Kind of cute, but I really don't need them and luckily they come out easily!!

Things to be curious about today...
*I wonder how many different weeds I could actually find on our property?


One More Snapdragon Quote

"I've entered the snapdragon part of my life. Part of me has snapped and the other part is draggin'

"The sun burns the sky.The steps
crush the red of the leaves.It's an
incomprehensible mystery in the
structure of the leaving green.The
sound drums the holy bell of light.
It's an unbearable restlessness in
the structure of white.Red and white
snapdragons smother their preys. "

Things to be curious about today...
*who came up with the idea of sour freezies?? *yes, I'm suddenly craving one!