Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mosaic Monday - This Week

During my morning walk the other day, I had this Magpie bird following me along the trail.

It was sitting there and it looked like it was posing for a photo so I took one.

It was a lovely walk with a very nice temperature.  I always take my camera for just this type of opportunity.

We had a very stormy day last week where it rained all day.  The winds were very violent and cause a lot of damage to trees and other living things.

These three are the ones I saw on my walk the other morning.  It has been almost a week and only one of them had been addressed by someone.  I suspect it was not the city as the branches would have been removed.  It will take a long time to clean up from this record setting storm.

 I started my photo shoot for the 2018 Tea Calendar.  I just love setting still lifes with tea related items.  This year books feature in some of the photos.  I made an effort in the last year to collect book with nice covers so I could include them in photos.

Keep an eye out for it later in the summer.

At card club last night one of the ladies was selling tomato plants for a fundraiser to send kids on a trip to British Columbia.  These are yellow pear tomato plants and are ready for larger pots.  I will pick up soil today and give them a home on the balcony.  I should plant my herbs as well.

This is the ornamental plum tree at the seniors residence down the street.  It was in full bloom and absolutely stunning.

Every branch had clusters of lovely pink blossoms.  Tightly packed they were. 

Such beauty fills my soul for another day.

I am linking with Maggie at Normandy Life who hosts Mosaic Monday#42.


  1. I am delighted with your pink flowers!!!

  2. The windstorm was fierce here last week, too. The whole house shook! Things are looking very pretty around you these days. I always enjoy watching magpies when we visit Alberta.

  3. Lovely snapshots of your week, the cherry tree looks so like the one in our front garden which I adore.
    I hope that there were two magpies following you, do you know the old English nursery rhyme which is also a counting song?
    One for sorrow,
    Two for joy,
    Three for a girl,
    Four for a boy,
    Five for silver,
    Six for gold,
    Seven for a secret,
    Never to be told!
    Eight for a wish,
    Nine for a kiss,
    Ten for a bird,
    You must not miss.

    See you next week.

  4. I love, love, love the ornamental plum. They grow here so perhaps I should add one to the Garden Spot. Thanks so much stopping by the Dollhouse. Sometimes I run out of things to write about at the Garden Spot, so when one my blogger friends suggested that I do a mosaic post I thought, why not? Funny magpie story: I was taking my young daughter (years ago) to the doctor and as we drove down by the river, she spied a magpie and said, Look mamma, an Oklahoma parrot. We have laughed about that for years, never knowing where she came up with that.

  5. Your Ornamental Plum tree is glorious in those pink blossoms. I adore Magpies, such smart and striking looking birds. I am so happy that you visited my blog too. Take care, Happy weekend~

  6. The pink blossoms are delightful!


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