Summer arrived in the north a few weeks ago and with the onset of great weather, I traded traded blogging for gardening. Now that the gardens are blooming and the veggies are growing, I have a little more time to post! I am sure that all of you are anxiously waiting to hear about our greenhouse endeavors and I do not want to disappoint the masses. At long last, here is where we are at:

sweet peas




peppers & tomatoes


hanging tumbler tomatoes

carrots, lettuce, mint, basil, & cilantro (l-r)


Music for Spring and Sunshine

I made a little playlist of springy music to go along with the sunshine and warmth May has brought. Well, except for today, when I saw snow on two different occasions. But here’s to hoping that lovely warmth will be back tomorrow.

A New Home

Since I moved to Burns Lake at the end of November last year, I’ve moved three times. I’ve also travelled out of the community for various family and friend events on five different occasions – in fact, I’m writing this post from my parents’ house in the tiny town of Otterville, ON. So, overall, my last five months have been a bit tumultuous.

But despite all that, I think once this current trip is over, I will be able to settle in for the summer. And at the beginning of April, I finally moved into the perfect place to do just that. I moved into a wonderful suite, below wonderful landlords, with huge windows and a beautiful view of Decker Lake. The photos are from the last couple of weeks, as I’ve been able to enjoy the wonderful outdoors right in my own front yard. A path that goes on for miles, the best swing set ever (is it just me who thinks some of life’s biggest and best conversations happen on swings?), and I’m even loving living next to a train track again.

Since I took the swing photo, the lake has completely thawed. It seemed to happen all at once. Last Friday there were huge chunks of ice (as pictured above) and on Saturday all of a sudden all of the ice was miraculously gone. Bring on days at the lake, evenings fishing off docks, and long walks along the tracks.