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Well, June certainly flew by! It feels like it started just yesterday, but suddenly it’s July 4th already.

Some of the things I’ve been doing:

  • enjoying the sunshine
  • coaxing the garden
  • writing fiction
  • working
  • hosting visitors
  • creating an embroidery pattern and art line (!!!) that will be released this week
  • taking care of myself

June was both wonderful and quite difficult at the same time. Here’s hoping that July repeats only the best parts of June ;)

Garden, on a Tuesday

I will admit to sometimes being quite grumpy about allergies. The congestion and headaches and sneezing erode any goodwill I have towards nature. But when I see how big and beautiful the garden gets after a few days of rain, I can put aside my bitterness about the itchy eyes for a while.

Things

Well, June seems to have snuck up on me! The weather has been mostly wonderful, with beautiful sunny days (like above), and a few drizzly days too. The city’s gardens are bursting with flowers, making a wander in the park even nicer than usual.

On the not-so-nice days, there’s plenty to play with inside. I set up a flash in the living room and surprised the cats one day. They weren’t too impressed with the flashing, but the treats made everything okay!

In other news, I’ve been working on my various creative pursuits (because I can’t just pick one). A lot of what I’ve been making lately is gifts that I can’t show yet (!!!), and I need to remember to get photos of my massive king-sized tee shirt blanket that I (finally) finished. My garden is doing well too, especially after ignoring it for a few days and some rain showers. One of these days I’ll get a more cohesive post up, but until then, see ya!

A quick peek around the yard today

Warm days are becoming more common, which means an outside break at lunch is so, so necessary.

A birthday outing

Today is Allan’s birthday, so we went on an adventure to surprise him for lunch. Afterward, we took a walk at Roberts Memorial Park – and proceeded to get muddy. Zeke had fun frolicking, even after he slipped on the sandstone. We even ran into (almost literally) two tiny snakes. Thankfully the rain held off until just after we got back to the car. The drive back down home was pretty good. Even with the sections of pouring rain, the hills looked beautiful with the misty clouds tangled in the trees. Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday.

Hello, April

Today has been beautiful. I started with the perfect playlist this morning, and work went well. I decided that allergies be damned, it was too nice to be inside and went to the beach. The wind was cold around the bluff, but this area was protected and the sun was warm. Perfect for a short on-paper planning session. It’s amazing how a sunny day can completely boost your mood. Hopefully, today is enough to get me through what looks to be an overcast week. Boo.

Meet Zeke

Zeke is Adam’s newly adopted dog. He’s only nine months old, so he still has a bit of growing left to do (!!!). He may still be a puppy, but he did great on our walk down the beach today – despite one or two little dogs taking offense to his presence.) So far I’ve determined he likes to lick you, isn’t sure about large bodies of water (waves are scary), and he can lick the cat food right out of their tunnel feeder. He has skills.

It was a perfect early spring day. Not too warm or cold, and though a few drops fell we avoided major rain. Everything is blooming now, including the hill of daffodils at Beacon Hill Park. Zeke’s a little too energetic to sit still for long, but maybe next year he’ll be calm enough to try a shot of him in the flowers :)

Cutie face

It’s a good weekend when I get to spend time with this crowd <3

Roberts Memorial Provincial Park: Part 2