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Saturday, May 22, 2010

May Two Four Weekend

This is our long May weekend fondly nick-named the May 2- 4 after a case of Canadian beer, which you can buy in a box of two dozen bottles.

Picture all us frozen Canadians released from our parkas and artifically heated homes and with the doors thrown wide, Barbeque - ing and patio-ing and yes, party - ing. (With our cases of beers!)

Really, it is the anniversary of Queen Victoria's Birthday.

Also this is the time of year when we finally might be able to think we'll not have another frost until September! And so out we all truck to buy bedding plants!

 Dick and I stopped at a landmark in our area, the mother of all greenhouses, Canadale Nurseries in St Thomas, Ontario.

This shelf of yellow greeted us. Really, even with the gloomy day we had today, who could feel sad with these in front of you?

Going to the nursery is such a family thing! I was glad to see a lot of little ones with mom and dad.
(Hey kid! Don't finger the hostas!)

If I could, I would just buy one of each geranium.

It's good to see the little ones with mom!

Peonies in June! Memories of the farm where I grew up.

With all these people, I'm impressed Dick stayed with me!

What did you do today?

All of these photos were again shot and loaded directly from my Nikon P90 and then posted without alteration of any kind.


Lori E said...

As a fellow Canadian I will be at the garden centre (not center) too at some point.
There will be a lot of gardening going on. I have flats of plants to find permanent homes for.
It could be a little warmer here. Too funny telling the kid not to finger the hosta. Lol.

Anonymous said...

We are in the very northeast Pa. & only a few hours from Canada. We have much the same weather as
WOO HOO...It is finally gardening time!!
Love all your pics!!
Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Brian Miller said...

sounds like a great day. some beautiful flowers...i had to work all day...and it rained...but off now and seeing a movie with a friend...

have a great rest of your weekend.

DJan said...

Yes! Springtime is here, even in your neck of the woods. I am really enjoying everybody's different experiences of spring. It's like I get my window into many worlds from these blogs.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Sigh...Such gorgeous flowers and plants...Nurseries are such temptation for me...And I'm with you! I just LOVE of my all time favorites... As usual, your photography is stunning! You are really fantastic. And I love all your commentary...such fun...that pic of Mom and pup is just too charming! Have a wonderful weekend! ~Janine XO

Everyday Goddess said...

each year I find more and more to love about Spring!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Next weekend we celebrate Memorial Day here in the states and it's the same after then we have no more frosts. Have a happy holiday weekend!

Respectfully Yours said...

Love the pictures. Yes, nursery time here too.

Frau said...

Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate Queens Day!

Judy said...

What a wonderful nursery. Perfect way to spend the day.