We have had poor air quality for most of the past week. Fires in Northern Ontario and Quebec have filled our air with smoke and a smokey smell. If it has been bad here I hate to think what those in the areas of the fires are experiencing. Thank to all the fire fighters that are tackling these huge fires.
This was the sun in a very smokey sky. The days usually started off really bad and we didn’t spend a lot of time outside.
On one of the clear days a swallowtail butterfly was checking out each bloom on the Dame’s Rocket.
I took oodles of photos, most of which were deleted as the butterfly was flitting its wings so much they came out a bit blurry.
It seemed fitting to take a photo of the embroidery project in the garden too. When I started this project the lilacs were blooming, but alas they are all finished now. So I took the photo by the geraniums.
I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.
Another project I did on a bad air quality day that I didn’t go outside was repainting the watering can I use for display purposes only. After a few years outside the colours had all faded away but the outlines were still there, so it was just a matter of repainting those areas.
There is the promise of blooms to come … yucca, hosta, roses, feverfew and coreopsis.
And on the tasty side, there is the promise of potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, and peppers.
A few photos from the garden from the brief times I did get out this week.
A view of the sunny trellis garden on June 9, 2023. The air quality has improved today and there are clouds in the sky. Dare we wish for some rain to water the gardens and to slow down the forest fires?
Find a yummy recipe to cook.
I made some omelette muffins this week, a favourite of mine to have for lunches and snacks.
The city has been the filming location for Murdoch Mysteries, watch for the next series opener and you will capture glimpses of the city hall (which was converted to the Rochester Police Station), front street, and Glanmore Museum.