Well, hubby left on his 3000 km to Alberta(there and back) road trip at 7am this morning. I hate that he is driving so far by himself and I hate being away from him for five days. I used to rejoice when he had to go away for a few days on a business trip as I got some alone time, but now after being constantly together for 3 months I hate it. The Province did go into phase 3 of our reopening plan which includes the allowance for people to vacation/travel within our own Province. He would have gone anyway as saying goodbye to your Mother qualifies as essential travel which was still permitted.
Oh well, I will be fine. I've got a zillion things to do when he is gone - like take Buddy out 30 times a day if it is sunny and 2 times a day if it is rainy, mow the lawn, more painting, running Mom around for some errands and driving to Nanaimo to have Buddy get his first real groom since late January.
The blackberry bushes are in bloom and berries on the way. In four weeks time I will begin the pick. This year I intend to make lots of jam - blackberry and raspberry. I will have to buy the raspberries but at least the blackberries are free. I also hope to freeze a lot for winter treats.
I've now got real tomatoes growing as both the purchased cherry tomato starter and two of my grown from seed plants have flowered. The cucumbers are in full bloom, I am hoping for a good crop of those too. The peas are 3 inches long, just waiting for the peas themselves to get large enough to eat as this is not sugar snap peas but regular peas. Next year I hope to get my hands on sugar snap peas again but they weren't available when I was planting in the Spring. I might do a January order of seeds this year to start plants in late February so they are further along by June.
Last summer I bought this Canadian flag for $3 at a thrift store. It is full size but faded. I would like to get a newer unfaded one for future so put it up for free on the bidding site. It got bid up to $6 - the timing is right with Canada Day being next week - so cha-ching I made a whopping $3, enough for two loaves of bread! lol
I am sharing a picture of one of the two flower pots that sit either side of our garage. The geraniums I bought this year are the nicest healthiest ones I've every had - and the lobelia! This whole pot cost $12 worth of flowers. The pot is about 8 years old. I do love that my flowers are doing well this year. The Calobrachia did get an aphid and white fly attack but I bought some organic bug killer and after spraying them, washing them and plucking most of the effected flowers off the plants seem to be coming back quickly.
Finally a shot of Buddy soaking up the sun on his favorite spot on our patio. He needs a haircut as heats up too fast - but he is such a sun seeker it is hard to keep him out of the sun.
I hope everyone has a good weekend and stay safe out there!