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October

October brings the end of the colorful fall season. Leaves are at their most flamboyant at the beginning and by Halloween the trees are bare silhouettes against an ever darkening skyline. We started here with Octoberfest and ended with the “scariest” of all days. In between there were many concerts, socials,  and the annual resident…

September Highlights

  It was a cool start to September, but we stayed warm and busy here.  The month saw the annual butter tart party, a series of musical performances and the biannual Celebration of Life. We even had a salsa and chip party with salsa from our own green tomatoes.  Our young apple trees are producing…

Summer Falls into Autumn

Summer is closing and the feeling of Fall is definitely in the air.  May and June were so cold and wet it seemed we barely got any summer at all. We did get enough heat to bring on the flowers and fruit trees.  The sunflowers on the balconies bloomed and I think a few tomatoes…

Summer Fair

St. Joseph’s at Fleming held it’s annual summer fair complete with all the fun and games of the Peterborough exhibition.  All we lacked was a Ferris wheel! Fortune telling, roulette spins, shooting gallery, photo booth and even cotton candy. Produce table was a little thin but then it was still only July.  That watermelon must…

Summer Arrives

    June ends with a glorious entry into summer.  Our gardens are looking lush and inviting….so I guess the rain had a hand in that! Cool weather kept lilacs blooming for weeks. Hopefully  we can now get into a little summer warmth. It has been a month of parties and celebrations with the Volunteer…

May but it seemed like March!

We were hoping for spring blossoms and warm breezes but the weather refused to cooperate. Heavy rains and March like temperatures kept us shivering and the May flowers underground.  As I write this in the first week of June I see what might be summer-like days for the weekend.  We’ll see. Click on photo to…

April Wrap-Up

It seems spring will never arrive.  The grounds look like November only soggy.  As we await the first buds of spring we can still notice subtle changes.  The pond is full, the goldfish are swimming and the first bloom nourishes a hungry bee!  Don’t forget how valuable the dandelions are for the emerging bee population….

March

    March was busy and went by almost as fast as February.  It started with snow and ended with snow.  A real April fool’s dump of wet white packing snow.  A welcome and pretty sight in November but not so pleasant now!  We’re waiting for that first gloriously warm spring day when we can go…

February

    February might be short but it delivered some powerful weather!  Snow storms, ice storms, wind storms. Some days  we thought spring might be just around the corner with mild temperatures and sunny skies only to find those temperatures plummeting and ice underfoot the next day.  Along with the regular activities such as sing…

Settling into Winter

Winter can be a tough go here in Canada but we do our best to beat the cold!  After an activity packed Christmas season it’s nice to adapt to bit of a slower pace as the new year opens.  We kept busy with pet therapy visits,  bowling, birthday parties, the Greenhouse café and all sorts…