Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all the ghosts, goblins and ghouls.  

It was a wet one here but we still enjoyed it.  The festivities started a few days ago when P'Nut and I went to the Girl Guide Halloween party dressed as skeletons.  The girls swung for donuts, decorated cookies, used their memories to find the secret Halloween word, and touched all sorts of gooey brains and eyeballs in the lab.


Mark and I waited until the last minute to get our pumpkin and candy this year.  And to our surprise, the town was sold out of both.  We couldn't find what we were looking for in any of the stores.  So we bought a specialty pumpkin for fun.  And stocked up on some slightly larger snack sized treats.

Then home to carve our interesting pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern.  We had the spooky red lights on and the jack-o-lantern glowing outside, while we watched 'Dracula' and waited for trick-or-treaters.  The only trick-or-treaters we had were a mom and baby moose, and they preferred the leaves in the garden to chocolate.  (Don't worry, Mark rescued the last of the brussel sprouts just in time.)

We then went to the annual Pumpkin Walk at the Historic Park.  Amazing production everyone.  Congrats.  350 pumpkins, all carved by the elementary school kids, lined the walk-ways throughout the park.  Witches, goblins and Ghostbusters manned the buildings handing out treats and scares.  And despite the drizzly wet weather, the place was busy.  Great community celebration.

Afterwards, we had a drink at the restaurant with some friends, where we saw clowns, prisoner, deer, and witches, and had a long discussion on the cultural appropriateness of various costumes.  The day ended with cuddling on the couch for another Halloween movie - Beetlejuice.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Fall has begun

Another wonderful summer has come and gone, full of adventure like no other year.  But now it is fall and the weather is turning cool.  (Cold enough for Mark to ask for a toque and long-johns).  But today is sunny and I'm still planning on sailing the lake this weekend.  Life is good.

Welcome Fall

Part of the harvest

We got to the apples before the bear this year

Still to harvest - kale

and potatoes

Garlic is hanging to dry and keep the vampires off the property

Here's hoping the moose stay out of the garden this fall.
Tomatoes are ripening in the greenhouse

The new cushions for our swing are finished, just in time to enjoy some fall evenings.
Even the bee is enjoying the fall gardens

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Anniversary to the bestest husband

Happy 2nd Anniversary Mark!

Happy Wedding Day

Wedding Day rings

Happy 1st Anniversary
A year later, the story continues....

Happy 1st Birthday

Happy Birthday Arwen! 

A year ago we patiently waited for news about your arrival, while your mom and dad focused on bringing you into the world. 

Your official pregnancy photos.  Your parents are super excited.

And then we got the good news phone call that you had arrived.  And there were fireworks.
Miss Arwen Lena Timms

Grandma and Grandpa were also super excited.  They couldn't wait to meet you.  And they've enjoyed every minute with you since.

Arwen's official baby photos

 You are the family's Jedi princess.

 And no Jedi princess is complete without her Ewok friend.

 We met you in August when you were 6 weeks old.  Mark had a great time hanging out with you once he figured out that you weren't going to break.  He was pointing out the birds and telling you what they were.

 It was your first wedding.  You were great for Uncle Carl and Aunt Ashlee.  You even learned 'Sto Lat'.

 The next time we saw you was Christmas.  You were a lot bigger then. 

 You got to learn all the family traditions, including making perogies with the whole family.

And Grandma made you your special Christmas stocking.

 Lucky girl.

 The third time we saw you was for your Mommy and Daddy's wedding.  You were 10 months old and much more grown up.  It was fun playing on the beach with you.

Have a great 1st birthday special girl.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Weekly Tour of the Pokorski Gardens

The yard is ever changing and the rain this week has helped more new things grow. The lilacs are finished, but other flowers are adding colour to the greens.  We are eating kale, lettuce, peas, huscaps and now radishes and strawberries. 

Nasturtium in the hanging basket

Schizanthus in the hanging basket

Fuchsia daisies

Day lillies

Peonies are getting ready

Schizanthus in the round garden

Both clematises are blooming

Bleeding hearts are still going

Harvest of peas

First of the strawberries
The garden is growing

Nice day to sit on the porch

We painted the doors green

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Weekly Tour of the Pokorski Gardens

We have some new birds visiting the feeder this week, the American goldfinch pair.  Welcome little guys.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Weekly Tour of the Pokorski Gardens

Welcome to our gardens, and there are many.  Last week we had the whole Jennings crew here to help with the gardening/landscaping/yard work.  Thank you guys for all your hard work. We are still in the process of discovering what  secrets these gardens hold and restoring them to their former beauty

Iris along out spring creek
Forget-me-knots with the irises

Someone enjoying the lilacs

The first red strawberry (a wild one)

An interesting flower


Wild rose

Bleeding hearts - my favourite

Rhododendron at the front door

The first of the clematis flowers

The veggie garden

The strawberries are coming