Hello from Sunday night

October 26, 2014

Oh happy days when the morning shows a little sunshine reflecting on the city across my straight.

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The morning that starts with coastal sunshine has a chance of spreading inland into the country.

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So C and I followed the river out to the country for a good breather from the work week.


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We had the best mooch around exquisite little boutiques.

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We tested organic lotions,

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Saw the best witch’s hats resting on porches.

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Found our reflections in vintage mirrors,

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And gazed into crystal balls.

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Saturday we went to the hockey game. (Canadian, remember 😀 ) We went to support Bryson, he’s the linesman in the Wolf Pack games. This game was so heated that at one point two Wolf Pack players and three of the visiting players were in the penalty boxes! Boys…eh? (that’s Bryson in the plain striped shirt)

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Sunday was a quick trip to the market for some fresh veggies.

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It may have been the wrong time to go to the market because there were millions of little children in various Halloween costumes and we guessed it may have been a special Halloween happening.

But there was this man blowing gigantic bubbles, and that was a treat for us as much as for the little guys.

Also, there were wonderful flowers for sale. Well, not flowers actually, but these amazing grass seed heads.


I also found what I think is the eucalyptus my new friend Melinda uses to get orange eco prints, and this beautiful green sweet William blossom. (but just look to the price per stem!)

I was watching my favourite show, Gardeners World, and saw Rachel de Thame, one of the presenters, show off her cut flower beds. That’s the answer! Plant a cut flower bed with all the exquisite blooms. 😀


So, now it’s evening and I’m at home and a little late evening sun is playing on my walls and making my paintings glow.

I love it when the sun shines. 😀 Hope your weekend was sunny and lovely.


Sharing with Judith and the mosaic bunch.

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  • Reply Eileen October 27, 2014 at 12:10 am

    What a wonderful time! I would love to check out all the cute boutiques.. Can not beat a lovely time spent with your daughter.. Enjoy your new week!

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you so much Eileen. I hope you have a great week as well. 😀

  • Reply Judith @ Lavender Cottage October 27, 2014 at 3:20 am

    I love a day of browsing and did this in quaint Port Perry a few weeks ago. Usually my youngest daughter comes along but this time hubby suggested the drive and lunch there. He sits on a bench outside while I look through the stores.
    Our farmers’ market closed a few weeks ago so I miss the fresh veggies I was picking up.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Veronica, I always enjoy catching up with you.

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      I think our Farmers markets are probably closing with this last weekend too. Yes, I’ll miss them too. Thank you so much for hosting again Judith. 😀

  • Reply Dana Fulton October 27, 2014 at 4:52 am

    I enjoy your blog so much! I LOVE the painting of the sunflowers! Made me smile. Thank you! 🙂

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you so much Dana. I love that painting too. It has a little rip in the canvas, (a casualty of a move), and so I’ve never sold it, but I do love it, so I think I probably wouldn’t anyway. 😀

  • Reply debrashewhoseeks October 27, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Good for Bryson for still being a linesman. So many hockey officials in the kids’ leagues are quitting because of the abuse they have to take from players and parents. What is this world coming to?

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      It’s so true Debra. As a matter of fact, one of the players once tried to pick a fight off the ice at a social gathering. Good thing that Bryson is very fit and practices Aikido.

  • Reply Pamela Gordon October 27, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Looks like a beautiful day there in the sunshine. The boutiques look really interesting to see. I love the paintings on your wall. Are they some of your artwork? Have a wonderful week.

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Hi Pamela. Thank you so much. Yes, I painted those big oils. Hope your week is coming along beautifully. 😀

  • Reply Ann October 27, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    This is my first visit. I come to by way of Mosaic Monday. You had a wonderful day shopping. I am still curious as to where you were. The shops look lovely. As I poked around your blog, I was amazed at your beautiful and inspirational art.

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      Hello there Ann, thank you so much for your lovely words. And I’m glad you left your addy because now I can come visit you. 😀

  • Reply Sara v October 28, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Hi Veronica! What an absolutely lovely day! Love the crystal ball and the fluffy seeds! Exquisite :-). Thank you for the stroll. Always nice to spend time with you 🙂

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Hi Sara, so lovely to see you stopped by. It was a lovely day. I really want to capture days like that and hold them forever. 😀

  • Reply georgeplace2013 October 28, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Lovely pictures! I enjoyed that trip. It is wonderful here – temps in the low 70’s – lots of sunshine – open windows and doors… awaiting the flurries of snow on Saturday : (

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2014 at 11:21 am

      What? Snow already? Hope you’re ready for it. 🙁

  • Reply PhotoLeoGrapher October 29, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Congrats, Veronica!

    • Reply Veronica October 29, 2014 at 5:22 am

      Thank you so much 😀

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