Sunday, August 29, 2010


Yesterday we joined a group of friends to celebrate our mutual friends 25th wedding anniversary. It was surprise party, and they were surprised, yay!
The setting of the party couldn't have been more perfect, a fabulous Lake Superior beach party! It was great fun!

Eleanor and Paul cutting the cake!
(they popped by on Friday when I was baking it)

3 men, 2 dogs, Hydro Bay

anniversary guests

the happy couple mingling with friends

playing in the icy cold creek

a little cutie pie

waiting for the happy couple to arrive

Garlic Harvest

There is nothing like homegrown, fresh garlic, yum!!
Mark harvested ours this week and it has been drying in the sun. It is ready to eat, yippee!!
We'll get the garlic bed ready to plant in September/ October.
Garlic is one of our most favourite crops!

Dominiques Medical Alert Necklace

The reason for my great nieces visit last week was to create a necklace for her with her medical alert tag. She had a bracelet and it broke, she has a new bracelet but wanted me to create a new piece with her old tag.
She picked out the beads, and planned the pattern, she was more than pleased with the result!
Cute earrings too!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How to entertain children on a cold wet day in Terrace Bay!

Mark with our great niece and nephew, plus two friends
they were in their clothes

totally wet
and cold

having fun, looking for the big waves

Superior fun!

they all had to change into their bathing suits for the ride back to the city, brrr.
I hope they had fun, it seemed like they did.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Summer Garden

I have been neglecting my blog for months now, life keeps getting in the way.
We took Miss Bean to the vet in the city yesterday. I found a growth on the back of one of her legs a couple of weeks ago, it started to bleed a few nights ago.
It's a tumor, and it is vascular. She will need to have it removed, the appointment was for Monday morning, I changed it this morning. She is on an antibiotic for 10 days and I would like the infection cleared up before her surgery. We will be watching her closely, if it grows she will be going back to the vets sooner than later. What a stressful month, losing Kinoje and now having Cali sick. Dog stuff is family stuff to Mark and I.
I took a few photos around the gardens and greenhouse in an attempt to relax a little. I must say even though we have been plagued with chipmunks and bugs, the gardens are doing pretty good.

giant sunflower with a bee

yum, we had a fabulous raspberry season


oh joy, my first attempt at fennel, who knew it would grow so well here!
I will be planting it again next year, yum baked fennel salad!

green tomatoes will soon turn yellow or orange

gorgeous pink hollyhocks

green jalapeno peppers

gorgeous purple calypso peppers

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New and Blue!

lapis blue raku copper necklace

ice blue cobalt copper necklace

Dogwood Berries

love these gorgeous white and black berries

Friday, August 13, 2010

New Work in my Shop

Blue Green Brown Glass and Copper Necklace

Azure Blue Copper Earrings

Teal Green Yellow Glass Copper Earrings

Green Pea Copper Earrings

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pumphouse Beach

We went to the beach this past week, just for a little while, so strange (but very nice) we were the only ones there.

me at the beach

pumphouse beach, lake superior

partially submerged rock

empty beach

nice place to relax with a coffee

the slate islands in the distance