Friday, July 29, 2011

Fertilizer Friday - Jul 29.11

The weather here this week has been overcast and grey. It must be because it's Exhibition week and the Bill Lynch rides are here! LOL! (That's always the running joke.)
But the skies are not grey for me: my Mom and Dad arrived last Sunday; and I've taken a few vacation days to day trip around the province. At almost 83, I'm amazed by their energy and I'm loving their desire to see everything they can see.
Yesterday, we went to the Annapolis Valley. Dad wanted to see apple trees (which he did in abundance, around every corner, in every size and variety) and the Minas Basin with it's HIGH tides and mud flats.
It was especially wonderful for my Mom and I to drive around a corner in our "wanderings" and come across this:
There in front of us was a huge field of day lilies -
Every size and color:

The scent was intoxicating!!!!
Now I've just got enough time to visit Tootsie at Tootsie Time and check out Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers July 29/11. But I can't dawdle because today we head to "Piddily Island" (Prince Edward Island) where I'll eat Cow's ice cream and cheese before lying on their gorgeous red sandy beaches; perhaps I'll even get to visit my childhood friend and hero, "Anne of Green Gables".
Happy Weekend everyone!


Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Sandy, I'm glad you are having a few days off and enjoying some day trips with your parents. Those lily gardens look gorgeous! It's going to be sunny and hot here in Freddy today and I think PEI will be pretty nice too. Enjoy! Rain here tomorrow :-( Blessings, Pamela

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Sounds like you are having a great vacation and visit there this week. Those lilies are just beautiful. Of course the beach and an ice cream cone are two of my favorites so I'll be thinking about you today. Have fun!

cherry said...

Hope your weekend is filled we fun enjoy your family time.
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Janet said...

So glad you're having a good week with your mom and dad. And the weather looks promising for today (Friday) - hopefully the weather men will change that forecast of rain they have predicted for tomorrow (Sat).

Enjoy PEI and the rest of the visit with your folks :)

Pat MacKenzie said...

Have fun on PeeEeeOi. I have a few pictures of the Cow's icecream cow in my stash somewhere. My favorite activity over there is going to one of the 'all you can eat' lobster buffets! Heavenly. Of course the beach at Cavendish is almost as good! Enjoy you time with your parents.

Sweet Tea said...

Please give my love to "Anne" (with an e, of course. And enjoy that cow's milk cone for me!

Beautiful daylilies in your photo!!

Beth said...

Sandy, What a wonderful gardening spot! If I were closer, I'd like to see it too. Enjoy your visit to PEI!

Mel Cole said...

time spent with our parents are precious. i didn't know there is a scent in daylilies. lovely field you have seen there.

Red said...

I always enjoy fertilizer day as you cover so many topics. Putzing around is a great way to spend the day ...seeing what's around every corner.

Red said...

I always enjoy fertilizer day as you cover so many topics. Putzing around is a great way to spend the day ...seeing what's around every corner.

Marguerite said...

Hope you're having a great time on the island despite the pouring rain. Good thing ice cream can be enjoyed in any weather!

Garden of Egan said...

Those are beautiful.
I love daylilies.

Glad you are having a great time with your parents. Awesome to be able to spend time with them.

Tootsie said...

What a pretty post!!! Your photos are just lovely! I am so glad you got to visit with family!
Once again I am just loving the tour of all the gardens that have linked in to my little party! I am so excited to visit each and every post...they are all so inspiring and I am NEVER disappointed! The creative gardens and colorful displays that I am lucky to see are inspirations that I would never have found had I not found each of the gardeners I see online! Thank you so much for sharing your garden with my Friday Flaunt this week...I do hope you will link in again soon!
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