Friday, July 30, 2010

Follow Friday!

It's Follow Friday 40 and Over again over at Java's Never Growing Old blog.  It's been a busy week but a great one!  Here are a few photos to give you a little glimpse into some of the things happening here on the Magnolia acreage.

Our garden has been producing like mad!  We have cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, beets, zucchini and radishes coming out of our ears!  I love having fresh veggies in our garden and Mr. Magnolia and I are enjoying loads of fresh salads and stirfries.  Yum!

Our flowers are also loving the hot, steamy summer weather we are enjoying!  This mandevilla vine has doubled in size since I purchased it.  We have a hummingbird who loves to come and feast from it's trumpet-shaped flowers, but he's very camera shy and I haven't yet been able to spot him when I had my camera ready.  Silly little hummer!  You'd think he knew exactly when I have my camera and when I don't!

The sidewalk leading from our front door is graced by lovely hydrangeas and rose of sharon, all of which are blooming beautifully this year!  I love to sit on our front porch in the evening and look out in this direction which faces west, so I can enjoy the lovely sunsets.

And speaking of sunsets, I was lucky enough to catch this beautiful sunset this past week.  We live across the road from a winery which has converted a lovely old home into a restaurant.  I couldn't believe the incredible colours that lit up the sky behind the winery this past week!  They are actually to the south of our property, but the sunset was reflecting back from the west all the way around the winery property.  Made for a very picturesque moment!

If you are visiting from Friday Follow 40 and Over, I hope you have enjoyed a little glimpse into my life here in Southern Ontario, Canada.  My wish for you today is that you would have a few moments this weekend, to enjoy a sunset of your own, or perhaps to stop and smell the flowers, and appreciate the little things of beauty in your own life.



  1. Ro, your cukes look great! So far I have only gotten one out of my garden :( Slow here on the cukes but my tomatoes are amazing. Beautiful ohtos, as always. Have a great weekend! :)

  2. You live with the fairies! You are so blessed!

    PS I love it when you call him Mr. Magnolia!

  3. Found you on Never Grow Old. Love your profile - you're my kind of girl!!!

  4. Beautiful pics! Happy Friday!

  5. Living across from a winery and restaurant. Ha, at least my family would know where to find me every day.
    You know we can't buy Ontario wine in B.C. and I presume it is the same there. Silly laws.

  6. What beautiful photos! Your garden is absolutely beautiful!!!

  7. I'm in love with your yard! I'm visiting from the >40 blog hop!

  8. Fantastic pictures!!
    I am now following you through
    Follow Friday 40+!!
    Peggy Gorman

  9. That looks so peaceful. Like a good a place to stop and rest....

  10. Beautiful photos. The sunset one is my favorite.

    I'm stopping in from the Follow Friday at Never Growing Old.

    Have a great weekend.

  11. i love your flowers. your walkway to the front door is stunning. thanks re comment on my blog re things happen. sounds interesting re the place you can wash your dogs. we don't have that, wih. have a good weekend.

  12. your garden is lovely, I am so jealous, I just moved and couldn't have one this year so I visit the farmers market for fresh veggies...
    I am now following you from Friday Follow 40 and over...
    love your blog...isn't this a great bunch of girls to belong to there are more 40+ blogger's than I realized..
    age is just a number..

  13. Hello Ro, thanks for following, YES you can definitely learn to knit. I taught myself, I'm a lefty and no one wanted to deal with me! I teach right and left handed kids and adults. I've worked with some truly helpless people. One of my 4H students always enters in the fair and it's so rewarding to see her ribbons, she won grand champion this year on a rug I taught her to knit with old t-shirts!

    Let me know if you'd like some help!

  14. You remind me, I must start popping some seeds into little pots, to be ready when Spring hits!



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