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May 2022 Planting And A Rebrand

Posted on May 28, 2022 at 12:15 AM

Finally nice warm weather.  I've been planting some perennial flowers and my little herb garden.  I am quite excited to see how that works out.  This weekend I'm hoping to plant my vegetables.

I've been working on some square foot paintings as well as another larger piece that I'm hoping will be well received at The Loft.  I haven't heard much in my area of many physical shows, but I'm working on something at the moment that I hope will be a big exposure opportunity ...

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April 2022

Posted on April 24, 2022 at 2:55 PM

Spring has been particularly reluctant to start this year, teasing us with one warm day, then plunging us back onto wintery temperatures for several, even annoying us with a bit of snow here and there. I'm pleased to see that my bulbs are quite defiantly popping up despite Mother Nature's mood swings.

Luna arrived safely and I'm delighted to say that my little granddaughter shares my birthday!  What a precious gift indeed.  She's very small and quite sweet unless something ann...

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March 2022

Posted on March 4, 2022 at 10:15 AM

It's been a long time since I wrote on this blog, I've had some techincal issues but at last they seem to be resolved.

The current Covid situation has improved steadily since my last entry.  My province of Ontario has loosened almost all of the restrictions and in the most recent days has removed the requirement of vaccination passports prevously needed to enter such establishments as restaurants and gyms.  They are hinting at soon lifting the mandatory mask regulations but I'...

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The "ber" months have arrived.

Posted on September 2, 2021 at 9:35 AM

Where did the summer go?  It's been a bit of a strange one, the weather has been off and on, dry for days, then a series of thunderstorms.  There's been some quite severe weather, tornadoes, torrential rain and further north, wildfires. Very hot at times....although it seems as soon as September arrives the temperature makes a sudden switch.  The early mornings seem to be noticeably darker, and there's condensation on the car windows.  My glass door was dewy ths morning an...

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Posted on August 15, 2021 at 1:10 PM

I can hardly believe it's already mid August.  This is the time of year that the Canadian National Exhibition, commonly referred to as the CNE, starts and for me it always kind of signaled the beginning of the end of summer.  I've often questioned how the summer months fly by and the winter is slow, slow, slow.  Of course the CNE is not happening at all again, due to Covid-19 with it's umpteenth variant making the rounds.  This time it's the Delta variant, originating in I...

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Summer 2021

Posted on July 15, 2021 at 11:40 AM

It's been a while since my last post.  I've been busy with work, and my garden and well life in general.  I haven't done much painting except for my Explorers Against Extinction entry which I mailed out last month after a struggle to find the right work.

The Twitter Art Exhibit, held at the Cheltenham Race Course in England, opened on July 3rd, and was a great success.  I'm happy to share that, for the fourth consecutive year, my postcard sold on opening day.  It's s...

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Warm Weather Is Finally Here!

Posted on May 18, 2021 at 7:10 PM

Finally the warm weather has arrived.  My lilac is in bloom and the fragrance is beautiful.  I'm so glad that winter has relinquished it's icy grip at last.  My garden has started to grow, the rhubarb is nearly ready for picking so crumble is on the horizon. It's my favourite time of year.

As far as the painting has gone, I'm afraid there has been a pretty big block.  I've attempted three times to paint a piece for Explorers Against Extinction, a charity event taking...

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March 2021

Posted on April 2, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Yes I know it's April today.  I don't have a real reason for missing my March blog entry.  Things aren't good here in my region of Southern Ontario.  The variant versions of Covid-19 have taken over from the original and are even more horrifying.  These variants, or VoC for short (Variants of Concern) have started to attack younger people and apparently are 1.5 times more likely to end in death.  Our hospital ICU admissions are on the rise and despite government restr...

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February....My Most Hated Month.

Posted on February 6, 2021 at 9:25 AM

Yes it's true.  I've always hated February, it's an annoying little month that, although is the always seems the longest to me.  Of course this has been made much more to dread as it's the month of Valentine's Day....a day which most florists agree is the most chaotic.  Last year was the first of many that I did not dread, as I was at home thinking instead about my upcoming warm holiday.  Of course that's not happening this year, and maybe not even next, and ...

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Hello 2021. Will You Be Kinder?

Posted on January 9, 2021 at 3:50 PM

This year is starting out in a most peculiar fashion....Covid-19 is still rampant, with the added horror of yet an even more contagious strain just to keep things interesting. At the risk of sounding like a broken record I'm afraid I must report that our numbers continue to soar every day.  People still aren't listening, and are actually becoming rather rebellious in their actions, gathering, ignoring public health officers and simply doing whatever they want.  When did our society ...

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