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Friday, June 06, 2014

Five on Friday


These Friday posts are a good way for me to gather a few of the threads that float through my brain during the week. Thank you for coming by to read and comment. I always enjoy hearing what you have to say.


1.  Some time ago I mentioned a yogurt cake and promised the recipe. Click on the link to take you there. Just writing about it now makes me want to make another one. 
 

2. The roses are getting ready to burst into flower. I can hardly wait. I thought, at first, that this red bug was a ladybug, something beneficial. But it didn't have any spots. Then someone on a blog somewhere mentioned a lily beetle. I did an internet search and it's not one of those either. Maybe she's just a ladybug who left her spots at home for the day. She didn't seem to be eating the roses.
 

3. On Thursday Little Miss A and I strolled around Butchart Gardens. One sees things differently with another person. "What that flower, Nana?" "What's that?" "Why?" "How come?" The questions don't cease. Such interesting conversations. My favorite takeaway, "When I have a garden, Nana, I'm going to have a big red begonia." I'm thinking she might get her own begonia sooner rather than later, don't you think?
 

4.  Bees were a little scary until we talked about how they are good for the plants and that they also make honey. Then we "hunted" for bees, looking for them wherever they might be found and cheered them on with their work. 


5.  Summer means it's time to make popsicles once again. These old Tupperware molds came from my mother's kitchen to mine. Today's popsicle variety is Coconut Peach - a can of coconut milk blended with last summer's frozen peaches. The freezer is emptying rapidly and it will soon be time to fill it once again with fresh berries and vegetables.

For the weekend ahead, there's a birthday party for Little Miss S who is two years old today. Some gardening. House fluffing. Time with family. Relaxation. What are you looking forward to this weekend?

20 comments:

  1. I made a copy of your cake recipe and I can not wait to give it a try. I might just have to go to town and buy some plain yogurt. Thank you for sharing :)

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  2. So glad that it wasn't the lily beetle. That popsicle concoction sounds very delicious!

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  3. Oh those pop sickles would be tasty and refreshing on a hot day.
    We are celebrating Mother's birthday and I am hosting a family dinner. Hope to fill the paddling pool for the grandchildren and play in the garden.
    It must be a ladybug without spots....I have seen scads of the spotted ones in our backyard.
    Take care and enjoy the week.

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  4. Oh those pop sickles would be tasty and refreshing on a hot day.
    We are celebrating Mother's birthday and I am hosting a family dinner. Hope to fill the paddling pool for the grandchildren and play in the garden.
    It must be a ladybug without spots....I have seen scads of the spotted ones in our backyard.
    Take care and enjoy the week.

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  5. I remember those Tupperware Lollie-makers from many years ago!
    I have seen ladybirds who forgot their spots too.

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  6. Love the photo of Miss A running on the grass. I think I gave my Tupperware Lollies to our daughter for her boys. It sounds like you have a busy weekend planned. I hope to do some veggie seed planting if the rain stops. Enjoy your birthday festivities for Miss S. Blessings. Pam

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  7. Your close up flower photos are amazing.

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  8. Love the photo of little miss A running towards the bird!

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  9. Happy Birthday to your Little Miss S! Those coconut peach popsicles look and sound yummy--right now I am craving all things frozen and fruity! Great photo of the bee:)
    Blessings,
    Aimee
    PS: Not sure about the weekend yet. This week we've already done the beach and mountains...

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  10. Love the photo of little miss
    Hugs x

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  11. We always thank for bees in our garden. They pollinate flowers such as foxgloves, and fruit trees like plums and blueberries. We owe them a lot.

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  12. Yummy popsicles! Cool and refreshing!

    I love your conversations with your granddaughter, and her delight in having a garden. I like to cheer the bees on too!

    Deanna

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  13. Happy Birthday to Little Miss S.
    How sweet that you and Little Miss A had special time together at the Butchart Gardens.
    That cake looks delicious. I will be checking out the recipe. The popsicles also sound good. Anything with peaches is a winner in my book.
    We'll be celebrating our grandson's first birthday tomorrow.

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  14. Oh Lorrie, I love this post! I got rather emotional when I saw the picture of your Tupperware popsicle molds; my mom had some exactly like that when we were growing up, and I haven't thought about them in years!! Thank you for sharing this picture! We used to tease my mom (still do) about being the Tupperware Queen; she does love her some Tupperware. :-D Those popsicle molds bring back memories of fun summer days long ago.

    I pinned your yogurt cake recipe earlier; I follow your food blog, and I saw it there. I must say it looks DELICIOUS. Your granddaughter is so cute; will Nana be buying her a big red begonia? :)

    I enjoyed your post, Lorrie, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Special Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  15. I love that your little Miss A speaks Garden. She has, no doubt, learned that language from you. :)

    Your popsicles look and sound delicious...as does your cake!

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  16. Hi. I am new to your blog, which I think I am going to very much enjoy since we seem to have the same interests.

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  17. I've been away from the computer and there is no way to "catch up" but I quickly scanned through your beautiful photos....nice to visit you again!

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  18. Oh my gosh, such a rich post. I know I'll come back to it and read it again. There is so much here, and I can't help thinking how it relates to some things which have been on my mind, mainly how my grandmother introduced me to so many of nature's wonders. Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post. It is always such a pleasure to have a visit from a friend.

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  19. I'm going to pin your cake recipe, it sounds delicious. From the side it does look like the lily beetle, and they do eat other flowers besides ones from the lily family.

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  20. Oh I remember those lovely Butchart Gardens. How lucky you are to be able to visit them . I'm about to go back to trying to lose weight but that cake recipe needs to be noted for future use. Thanks !

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