Friday, May 23, 2014

A Few Blooms and an Update on Claire


It's been awhile since I've popped by the blog. Time seems to be zipping along and I'm behind in the projects that need doing around the house, indoors and out. (At some point there should be a period of time, without the threat of rain, when I can stain my arbour.)



As for current flowers, the tulips in the front garden are looking a bit past their prime, but the ones in the back yard are still blooming or about to do so.



I'm glad I planted this magnolia tree a number of years ago. The soft pink flowers make me smile.


Have you noticed that there is an absence of "overall" garden shots. Just picture the beds that need edging and weeding, a rusty wheelbarrow and a few projects that need paint or stain. Some people have an eye for garden design; not me. I plant, hope for the best and enjoy puttering.

Tomorrow, the local garden club is hosting its annual plant sale; I plan to stop by and see what's there. I wonder if I have room to wedge in one more plant!


For those who are familiar with my foster puss, Claire is still with me. However, the wonderful news is that someone has indicated an interest in adopting her. Some wheels need to be put in motion and then Claire will go for an "extended visit" in the potential home to see if the fit is right for all concerned. I'm not sure when that will happen (other people organize this) but it could turn out well for my furry roommate.

Please cross your fingers for a happy result!

Thank you for visiting. I hope your weekend is a lovely one.

32 comments:

  1. So glad to hear that Claire may have a fur-ever home!! Keeping my fingers crossed for her!!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  2. Karen...such pretty tulips. I have no luck growing them, but it enjoyed many bundles from Walmart this year! The chores will get done sooner or later and, yes, there's always room for another plant...or two! Good news about sweet Claire! Happy weekend..Susan

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  3. Lovely news for Claire, but you are going to miss her. Perhaps you will share your home with another foster kitty.
    More rain today so outdoor jobs postponed again. Enjoy the weekend.

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  4. Looks like everything is blooming wonderfully there ! Lovely photos . Oh I hope Claire gets this forever home . I think you will miss her I know I would . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

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  5. Your tulips are just gorgeous! You do indeed have a green thumb. Best wishes to Claire. I know you want only the best for her.

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  6. Fingers crossed for a happy home for Claire and a productive day at the garden sale and with planting - you've lots on the go!

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  7. Absolutely breathtaking stunning photos of the tulips. I'm glad that kitty might soon be in her permanent home - she seems like such a lovely little lady.

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  8. Your flowers look just heavenly...I never tire of seeing what bloggers have to offer.

    I wish Claire all the best. You were a great "Mother" for the time being! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. Your backyard tulips are such pretty colours. I'm glad to see a post pop up from you. Gardening is such a personal thing - no need to compare yourself to others. Growing pretty plants for the love of it is what's important.

    Glad to hear that Claire is going to have a new family.

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  10. Good news about Claire, I do hope everything works out ok. Have fun at the plant sale, there is always room for another plant!

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  11. Beautiful spring flower photos!
    I'm so sad, that I cannot be the person, who adoptes Claire - wish you und her all the best. Good luck!

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  12. Hi,Karen,
    Such pretty tulips in your garden. Magnolia in my neighbor is now flowering. They remind me of your magnolia every time I see them. What a good news that Claire is going to have a new family! I hope you are not going to miss her.

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  13. Looks like you are exactly where I am with things outside. My tulips are blooming and my magnolia is too. I love the pretty colors of your tulips. I hope Claire will feel content in her new home- she looks like such a sweet kitty.

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  14. Your tulips are so pretty, Karen! I need to plant some for next year.

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  15. Oops I wasn't finished commenting yet. I know what you mean about being behind on the work inside and out. I've been trying to get caught up.
    I hope that the new home for Claire works out.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Gorgeous blooms! The tulips!!!!!!!! I hope Claire gets her furever home ... and it is as wonderful as the home you have given her. She is a gorgeous kitty.

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  17. Your tulips and magnolia both look beautiful! I hope that you find some nice plants at the sale, it is always nice to go and look at what is on offer if nothing else isn't it! Good news about Claire, I was secretly hoping that she would get to stay with you as you both seem to get on so well together, but like children it is better for her to have a forever home, and then perhaps you can work on rehabilitating another cat before they move on as well. That is where some peoples talents lie rather than in a permanent home, so perhaps that is your skill! Whatever happens I just hope that it all works out the best for Claire and you. Hope you have a fun weekend whatever you do. xx

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  18. I hope everything works out and Claire finds her forever home. Crossing my fingers!

    xo
    Claudia

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  19. I've not been at my computer much either Karen - so much to do here and for the garden club plant sale coming up next Saturday for us. You know there's always room for one more plant! Hope you found something nice to add to your garden.
    We're all going to miss Claire but I realize she needs a forever home.
    Enjoy your Sunday, supposed to be nice again.

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  20. I love the first photo. The delicate and colorful tulips look great against the gray rough wooden fence. I hope Claire finds her permanent home. She deserves one. She seems very sweet.

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  21. Garden photo's are beautiful. My gardening skills are the same plant, nurture and hope for the best for the most part it works. So glad to hear that Claire has a potential permanent home but you are really going to miss that young lady.

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  22. Oh, I wish little Claire the best of luck! You're wonderful to have fostered her. So neat that you posted that photo of the magnolia tree. I was in Niagara Falls this week, and there was one blooming there. I had NO clue what it was. I had no idea what magnolias looked like, or that they could even grow in Ontario. Beautiful. There was a long line of tulips near the tree and they were the exact colours of the magnolia flowers. (This was in front of the National Parks Office.)

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  23. I"ll try to post the pictures on my blog later if you want to see what I mean about the 'matching' flowers. ;)

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  24. Que bonito post, me he paseado por tu bloc y ha estado un regalo visitarlo, te invito a ver el mio, y esta semana encontraras trucos para hacer una limpieza ecológica del baño que espero te sea útil. Espero tu visita y si no eres seguidora me encantarías que te hicieras y así compartir nuestros blocs. Elracodeldetall.blogspot.com

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  25. Your tulips are just so pretty. Claire is gorgeous, I love her eyes. I do hope she gets her "forever" home but won't you miss her?

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  26. The captures of your flowers are magical Karen! I love so much magnolia tree but even if they grow here, they aren't so impressive like in colder countries.Claire is so pretty, wish her the best! How old is she?
    Love, Olympia

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  27. Beautiful last of Spring flowers.
    I still have a few tulips still in blossom as well.
    Hope that Claire will find a happy forever home.... she's quite pretty.

    Have a wonderful week.

    K.

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  28. Gorgeous flower photos . . . love the magnolia tree . . . will you miss Claire?

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  29. Such gorgeous flowers, I love the bright colours of the tulips and the beautiful pink magnolia especially! I hope Claire does find a happy forever home.
    Enjoy the weekend, Karen, hope the sun shines for you.
    Helen xox

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  30. Well it is obvious that Claire's been very happy with you so here's hoping that the next family is just as wonderful to her, and for her :)

    Lovely garden shots :)

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  31. Wishing the best for sweet Claire.
    Thanks for sharing your pretty blooms.

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  32. Hi Karen,

    Your pretty tulips bring to mind my favourite candy: grape, lemon and orange Lifesavers, sweet and fruity; here, a floral rainbow of freshness. The magnolia tree seemed to be a favourite in the gardens of many Toronto homes I visited this spring and yours looks lovely, too. Now, I'm late to this post, as I was crossing the pond on the 23rd, so I know from your current post, that the ravishing Claire is still enjoying her extended visit with you, even though she is getting over an infection. Your wonderful garden, I'm sure, is a cure in itself!

    Happy weekend!

    Poppy

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