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Thursday, June 04, 2015

One More Turn Around the Garden



Cloudy skies and a few light rain showers have made the past few days cooler. The rain is welcome. Above, the jasmine is just beginning to bloom. It's planted in a shadier spot than it prefers, but blooms quite happily where it's placed.

The ground beneath the peonies is littered with bright petals. Their day in the sun is almost finished. Now the delphiniums are blooming, tall blue spires not yet visible in this photo taken last week.
 

Clematis climbs the deck railing, perhaps looking to keep company with the pink geraniums on the other side. I trailed around the garden for a few minutes this afternoon, camera in hand, wanting to enjoy the blooms that are and wondering what will be showing next. Our suite tenants will be enjoying those blooms for, early tomorrow morning, we're heading cross country.
  

Literally. From our west coast island to a small island on the east coast - PEI. Packing for a trip means thinking things out - making sure that almost everything will go with everything else. 

I used to belong to a Yahoo group called French Chic. The author of the The Vivienne Files, a lovely and practical fashion blog, belonged as well. My packing plan is inspired by Janice's well-thought-out posts. Four bottoms, eight tops, four third layers, one dress, a raincoat, 3 scarves and 3 pairs of shoes, plus sundry toiletries and undergarments. It's a little more than I usually take, but the weather forecast is iffy.  Grey, navy, white, black and a bit of pink.

Still, it all fits into my carry-on sized luggage. However, we're checking our luggage for this trip.
I'm not taking a computer, but I'll attempt a few postcards from the road with my I-Phone, or perhaps figure out how to use Tim's tablet. Blogging is not high on the list of activities. 

See you all in a few days. 

23 comments:

  1. Wish you a safe trip, and take many images for us, doesn't matter which implement you choose :)

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. Have fine trip and share when you return.

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  3. Take lots of pictures and we'll forgive your not blogging. Just have fun! (I hope this side of the continent will be kind to you weatherwise.)

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  4. Enjoy your time. I always pack things that I know I can mix and match. Am definitely going to pack as light as I can for our summer travel this year.

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  5. How exciting!! Say hello to Anne for me. ;)
    I'll look forward to hearing about your trip when you return. Safe and happy travels!

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  6. Oh I wish I could travel with just a carry on, I had a big suitcase, carry on and backpack for Ireland last year. Of course I had my big DSLR and iPad.
    I'm wondering what part of the island you're visiting? We stayed in Tignish (north end) one summer with friends of relatives but I would have liked to visit a couple of blogging friends if we had the time.
    Looking forward to hearing about your trip Lorrie.

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  7. It's a bit tough to leave the garden at this time of year, isn't it? Yours is especially delightful. But I know you'll love spending time in the Maritimes -- have a wonderful trip! (I like your idea of sending blog postcards from the iPhone -- that's an analogy that really works!)

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  8. I like your packing technique. Have a great time. That Clematis photo is remarkable!

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  9. Do you know which clematis that is, Lorrie? It looks lovely.
    I'm going to try your packing idea as we go off this weekend.

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  10. Have fun and take lots of pictures! I would love to visit Prince Edward Island through your camera lens!

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  11. Pretty walk about! I like your colour combinations.....I'd love to go to PEI one day. I'll be back as I'm sure you will bring us along as you recap your trip...or maybe while you are right there. Enjoy!

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  12. Have a wonderful trip! There is no doubt you will look quite spiffy on your trip...great choices!

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  13. Well done for being so organised with your packing!! I hope that you have a wonderful time on your travels and that you enjoy all that it brings your way! Look forward to hearing all about it when you return! xx

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  14. Have a wonderful time! I've always wanted to go to PEI, esp. after reading the Anne books. And Janice from the Vivienne Files has inspired me, too. Makes packing light so much easier.

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  15. Clever, RESTRAINED packing! Good girl ! Wish I could pack like that but I always have to take as much as will fit in the suitcase !!! Have a great time .

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  16. Oh your trip makes me smile! PEI is on the top of my bucket list! Have a wonderful time. I'm sure you will!

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  17. Your garden is looking splendid, Lorrie. Have a wonderful trip to PEI! I'll have to make a note of your packing advice.

    Karen

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  18. Wishing you a safe and joy filled trip to PEI! Would love to see go there sometime too. I love the blossoms of spring and am very grateful for the rain we got recently.
    Blessings, Aimee

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  19. Have a wonderful time Lorrie! I pack the same colour scheme as you do - can't go wrong with that. Your garden sure looks lovely too, that sprinkle of rain we had was sure welcome - our grass is already turning brown!

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  20. What a smart packing plan! I can't wait to hear all about your trip. It's a dream location of mine.
    Happy June and have a wonderful weekend.

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  21. That is a smart and practical way to think of packing! Have a great time!

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  22. That takes some very creative packing. I think I need to invest in a better carry-on bag that holds more but will meet the new standards with the airlines. You're close enough to me that I could drive a few hours and see you!! :) I hope you enjoy your trip to PEI and am sorry the weather is so cool and damp. You might notice that their flowers are even behind us here in NB. Have a fabulous trip!

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  23. I don't visit for a few days and off you are going. I hope your trip is just wonderful.
    I think I must travel your was in September. I would love to have tea.

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