Some wee little things in Grandma's Afternoons

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Missing Bark

Winter has a way of taking a toll on us all!
I am missing bark - from my garden shrubs and from old girl M'J.
With the snow melting I'm noticing the damage left behind by this long snow covered season. 

This is a beautiful evergreen shrub that welcomes you as you walk the around the pond and is under the tea room window.

It seems as well as fairies the gardens are overrun with mice and moles and they needed something to eat this past winter.  

Notice the one branch that was out of the snow survived and held onto it's leaves like a cat holding a kitten by the neck. I think this is too far gone to recover.  That isn't all I noticed, come lets take a walk.

This is a beautiful red Rhododendron that lives behind the pond just under a massive Purple Lilac Tree

However this is what the mice did to it this past winter and I'm afraid I'll not be able to save it either.
I have a couple of things I'm going to try, like painting the lower bottom branches - but there is another solution to this problem, come and check it out.

I'm sure I'm not the only one with this sort of damage to their precious shrubs and bushes.  I can't imagine what is left of all the bulbs either. 

Cleaning away some Winter debris in the garden yesterday I also noticed all 5 of my Clematis have been eaten off at the root.  
I found myself sitting on the wet ground crying thinking of all I've lost lately.
M'J my garden buddy and now 70% of my garden.

M'J will be missed
~00~ Grandma 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hearts & Flowers ~ Tea Tiime

Often we see things in a different pair of eyes than another might see.

Like I see a Spring Flower
you see?

My daughter in North Carolina absolutely loves to see snow.
While my pair of eyes here in Prince Edward Island have seen enough snow, rain and then last night, 
freezing rain pelting the windows as it came down sideways. It sounded rather soothing as I slept.

Where you might see a tea cup,
I see
a heart cup

The point being we all see and perceive things differently. 
We are different and that is what makes each individual so special. 
Find someone to be kind to this week.

Mark 4:12
so that, "they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding.

"Lord, thank you for this day and all that it has to offer, the snow and freezing rain are a blessing in disguise and could only be seen when the sun came up, without it we would be in darkness." 

My mornings are with a cup of coffee. I'm glad to be joining y'll for tea time this Tuesday
Tea Parties,
Bernideen's ~ Tea Time Blog

I was asked by a number of you to include my Drip Catchers to my Etsy shop.  Happy to say, that went rather well and I just could be adding more wee little tea things in this spot.

~00~ Grandma