Tag Archives: Garden

Gardening Moment

If  last december weather let me do some gardening, April and May have been cold, windy, rainy… as the recent Mississauga marathon showed.

Now, the call of spring was stronger!

Here are some stars of my June garden…


Clematis, Peonies, and a daisy growing at the foot of a brick wall!

This week has been the first  that let me indulge in my two favorite leisures: gardening and…

The happy author finding treasures in garage sales

I always find a lot of hidden treasures in those garage sales! This time I returned with a small wooden writing table that I’m already using.


The July Garden

Early morning visitor. A blood-red day lily Rasberries a readily available desert Little violet flowers A garlic flowering


Violet beauty

Violet beauty

A close-up of a magnificient Lily in full bloom. Picture taken near a garden, in Montréal. I was on site for a comic arts event, the FBDM.

Summer smiles

Summer is here, and blooming! Here are a few smiles from my garden. You may use the pics at your convenience!


Perfectly ripe! Nature is as generous as last year, and we have to invite neighbors to gather the fruits!

More raspberries

Ze mighty raspberry patch!

(Yes you may have some, provided you come here!)

An unexpected guest!

An unexpected guest! Last year and the  year before, I thought those sticks sprouting from my peonies were weeds (and you know how I deal with weeds...)

The wisteria is no more, but we have some unusual four-legged visitors!!

A Wabbit! I saw a Wabbit!

Never letting his or her guard down. Always on the ready. Cottontails lead difficult lives in this urban environment, what with the cars (Mississauga is the dream city for car dealers) and the wide streets and arteries. They come out veeery early in the morning.

Shedding Wabbit, seen on my early morning run.

This one was spotted on another street, during my 5h00 early-morning run. Note that the winter spotted fur is shedding, revealing the lighter brown fur. Fortunately, our two huntresses are safely inside the house.

Bah! Huntresses, those furballs? Maggie et Minnie are VERY dangerous. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Our two fierce huntresses, Maggie and Minnie, taking a break. (Picture taken on another day.)

And, last but not least, the ultimate proof that summer in upon us… a fiery day-lily (hemerocalle)!

Fiery Hemerocalle

Yes you can!

(…use it as a background picture.)

Spring smiles

For you all, I offer those few smiles from my garden. You may use the pics at your convenience!

Prunus flowers

The pale pink blossoms against the dark red leaves of the exotic Prunus

Pensées tendres

Two tender pansies already gone


Three luminous daisies in the shadow

Wisteria Violet

…across from the trio of daisies, wisterias bloom. They had waited three years!

Les petites fleurs bleues

Shy blue flowers like a forget-me-not

Pivoines souriantes

Peonies in full glory !

Les bonnets

Raised arms violet flowers, non identified yet.

Lupins pourpres

The Lupines- and all others plants – do appreciate the garden composter!