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So Donny, You Really Wanna Take On Justin?

“We are polite, we are reasonable, but we will not be pushed around.” Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau Canada will ALWAYS fight for DEMOCRACY. Simply a Dawne Thought Advertisements

The Garden Awakes

Spring is my favourite time in the garden.  There’s the suspense & delight at new growth from old friends while experiencing the joy & satisfaction of getting your hands in the dirt to… Continue reading

Dare I Bring Out the Sandals?

Spring has definitely come to the Isle.  She’s just arrived and there can be quite a bite to the wind, but some good signs have started to appear.   Like spring flowers — bright… Continue reading

My Well-Used Dog Bed

Know who sleeps on the dog bed the most? Mollie ? or Lady ? ? ? ? ?

Prettiest Picture wk 13.34

My Pretty Porch This Week My pretty porch — painting has progressed as far as my tippy-toes could reach. Making 2 Gallons of Paint = 3 Colours I LUV my pretty porch.  😀  Really! … Continue reading

Prettiest Picture wk 13.27

My Prettiest Picture This Week This guy saw me watching the two of them playing & nibbling [view from the living room into the side yard leading to neighbour’s front yard]. Did You… Continue reading

Prettiest Picture wk 13.24

My Prettiest Picture This Week View from porch through Green Trees window. Surprise Rhodo My biggest surprise in the garden this year is the blooming of this rhododendron — 1st time in 3… Continue reading

Colour Fun

Oh, so much fun with colour around my house lately: Butterfly pillows from Bombay tie my bedroom colour scheme together Dawne Design. I’ve been decorating with colourful flowers & butterflies & fairies & real-life… Continue reading

Tragedy Brings Change

I needed to focus on something constructive: My re-organized desk & project area is looking pretty — even if it’s still a little crowded. Last week, my desktop was a complete disaster —… Continue reading

First Snow

Lady & Mollie love playing in the snow while our ‘Tree Spirit’ looks on. Woohee — our first snow of the season is always a big event here on the Isle.  Yup, all… Continue reading

It’s Not Turkey Gravy With Icing Sugar

Famous last words: No, the canisters don’t need to be labeled — it’s obvious the sugars are lower than the flour. Vanessa Dawne My unlabeled canisters — from left:  tea, brown sugar, white… Continue reading

Bright Beginnings

Hmmm, over a month since I’ve written here?  Really?  While some of that time was accidental, some was intentional. Although we’ve been enjoying a gorgeous autumn filled with sunshine, I spent a couple… Continue reading

Lots of Summer Still to Enjoy

All around me, preparations are being made for the coming of autumn — back-to-school sales, goslings learning to fly, little quail not so little anymore, spring/early-summer flowers losing blooms. Yet many flowers are… Continue reading

Too Much to Keep Up With

My, oh, my, what a beautiful day — 😉 there’s a bluebird on my shoulder. ** Luminescent colour in the shadows. Whew, after a long, HOT daytrip to Vancouver, it is so nice… Continue reading

Entering a Magical Garden

My room-mate & I are pretty lucky that these two, Mollie & Lady, like to play with each other & stick around the yard pretty good.  [Yup, simply a little bear wrestling above.]  😉… Continue reading

Glass & Dogs fill Weekend

Yahoo, what a busy, fun-filled weekend! 😉 Finished off a third planter Saturday but, now, I’m wondering . . . is it almost too pretty to put dirt in? Nah, it’s destined for… Continue reading

Calgary Provides Enough Stories to Last a Lifetime

. 😆 . Woohoo, I’m back home on the peaceful Isle — from almost a month in metropolitan Calgary — yahoo! . 😉 What an adventure — helping my youngest sister move from… Continue reading

D-Day for Calgary

3 MORE SLEEPS !! Yipes, that means today is my version of D-Day: Trip DO-DAY This is the day I switch over — from beautifying projects around the house like this wonderfully HUGE… Continue reading

Countdown to Long Trip

Ooooh, 6 more sleeps & I’ll be flying off to Calgary for 5 weeks.  Funny how a month ago, it seemed so far away, but now it’s rushing up pretty fast. And, of… Continue reading

Medieval Bed with Stained Glass

How else would a Victorian celebrate the Victoria Day long weekend than by raising beautiful stained glass sun rays? Yup, my medieval bed with stained glass panels is finished! 😮 Gorgeous?  Oh yeah! … Continue reading

Bed Panels Ready But Where’s My Iron?

Woohoo!  😆 I finished soldering, puttying, & then cleaned both panels with whiting so they really sparkle. It was hard enough to leave the panels flat for a day to let the putty… Continue reading

A Little Ouch But Worth It

It all started with a little piece of red glass . . . An idea of supporting my sagging closet rod with a simple row of shelves morphed into a Continual Closet Change… Continue reading

Sunshine & Pup Brighten Day

😉  Lady Daisy May peeks into the house from the porch — making sure I’m still where she left me. Ah, beautiful sunny days — I can leave the doors & windows open… Continue reading

So Little Time to Write & Photograph & . . .

Wow, I’ve been so busy creating & organizing that I haven’t had much time to take pictures of everything & then yak about it.  😉 The second corner bookcase is up, looks gorgeous,… Continue reading

A Little Detour Before Cutting Glass

😀 Whew, this week has been so busy with so many different aspects of life that, even if I have started writing something, I haven’t had the interest or energy to finish it.… Continue reading