Garden Bloggers Bloom Day ~ May

~ Lilacs in Canada ~

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Each month on the 15th I have started joining in the meme group "Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day". Enjoy a few photos showing the progress of my garden for the month of May! Things are finally greening up, buds bursting, fragrance lingering and the sun is peaking out a little bit more each day.

I think I mentioned last month this lilac tree originates from a cutting from my husbands Grandmother's tree. It is about 5 years old in my garden but the original shrub would be over 50 years old. I love the fact this tree carries our own families past. Ontario has mapped "notable" Ontario Heritage Trees which I also found interesting. Who'd have thought to map that!

Muscari, little grape shaped mini hyacinths that pop with such colour for a little plant! My only complaint is they do not stay long enough.

An over done garden bulb that still manages to bring such colour to almost every house. My tulip varieties are in desperate need to be dug up, separated and given a good dose of bone meal.

My absolute favourite flowering tree. We have had a Kwanzan; Flower Japanese Cherry at every house we have owned. Like most flowering trees they only live about 10 years. This one had a mate that died a few years ago. Unfortunately this one has lost over half and it a bit of an odd shape now but I just can't bare to cut it down.

Hosta Fever. Just beginning to uncurl. This year our hostas are so abundant we are going to divide them and trade a few for new perennials at the garden centre. Always exciting to trade and be able to add new varieties each year.

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Like clockwork on my birthday our Magnolia bursts open!

And last, a great new garden art, rock bug that was a gift from my daughter for my birthday this year. A few years ago she also gave me the little lantern in the background. I guess I brought my children up right; they know the way to my heart!

See you next month on the 15th of June!

Waves Of Oceans Crash and Roar

Waves of sound bounce in echoes…
Repetitive, soothing,
Filling the void of loneliness,
Placing the spirit in touch with…
Other people…Other places…Other times

Waves of light create sight…
Recognition and appreciation
Of surroundings comforts the
Troubled heart with the salves of
Beauty and sunlight’s warmth

Waves of oceans crash and roar…
Ebbs and flows of inspirational rhythm
Filling each observer with…
The sights and sounds
Of the human soul’s rebirth

~ M.E. Gaines

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First of the Month

"I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself."
~ Francois Truffaut

This month the lighthouse angle is slightly different. Overall I am not that pleased with these shots but I do love the reflection of the sign in the puddle. For a bit of added fun, here is a close up of the lighthouse as an alternative photograph.

"The goal is to capture one thing repeatedly on the first of each month.  It can be a landscape, a person, an animal, a project; whatever your focus is.  It can even be a record of where you are each First of the Month.
Linky opens each month on the 1st, and remains open for a week"

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Focus52: April Showers

I have whined and complained all winter about needing to see sunshine! Why is it then this week I kept looking outside in anticipation of rain? Just can't keep me happy!

This weeks Focus52 prompt was "April Showers" and my skies were looking mighty blue this past week. Today, finally rain graced my garden! I had the perfect opportunity to capture raindrops dripping off my flowers.

Sometimes overcast skies mixed with a light rain can give the most interesting colours in a garden.
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OK Mother Nature, you can bring back my sunshine now!


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