At the outset, I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the well wishes, thoughts and prayers that you sent my way. I can’t tell you how much they have meant to me.
As of an hour ago, we have finished planting the gardens. Yippee!
Most of the plants are new this year and as a result, there are large spaces in between to afford them the necessary room to mature. Because of this, we decided that we are going to spread some cedar mulch in the void spaces to help keep the weeds to a minimum. That is on tomorrow’s agenda. After the mulch is down, I’ll take some new photos.
This morning, Mr. Painted Quilt and I treated ourselves to breakfast out. Right after, we decided to go for a little drive around the countryside before returning home. Luckily, I had my camera in my purse.
Everywhere you go at this time of the year in Nova Scotia the wild lupins are a sight to behold.
Along the roads…
And in the ditches and fields for as far as the eye can see.
We drove up the north mountain to Parker’s Cove. That’s the Bay of Fundy in the distance…for as far as the eye can see. Too bad the day was overcast.
The scenery is just spectacular.
There is a little harbor where the fishing boats put in to unload their catch.
We then came across the little fishing village of Hampton where we saw a sign saying that any vessel in distress is welcome there. The Hampton light house is now an historical landmark.
Each day 100 billion tonnes of seawater flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy during one tide cycle, more than the combined flow of the world’s freshwater rivers.
Another view of the Hampton light house.
As we started our decent from the north mountain, this was the view into the Annapolis Valley with Bridgetown in the distance.
One last photo of the lupins before returning home to work in the garden.
The wild lupins that I saw were mostly purple and pink with an odd white one here and there. I’m hoping to collect some seeds and scatter them at the far end of our property this fall.
For those of you who stopped by expecting to see a new FFF (First Friday Freebie) today, as I mentioned in my last post, I will be taking the summer off. At least that is my intention at the moment.
On the health front, the results from my CT scan were inconclusive so I will be going into the hospital on Wednesday for exploratory surgery at which time they will remove some tissue to be biopsied.
Please keep those positive thoughts and prayers coming.