Tuesday, November 10

Brandon's Latest Project

I know I've promised more photos of Owen Sound, but first, I want to show you Brandon's latest project. This one is delightful. I hate to see him sell it, but this is his goal. I love it, but have no place to put it. I have way too many figurines and such around here now and will be selling many of them in a yard sale this coming spring.

He took a bunny planter I had that had never been used. Put some felt on the bottom to keep it from sitting directly on furniture and then worked his magic.

I think he did a fantastic job and it will certainly sell in my Etsy Shop

Now he is working on some Sleigh Bell wreaths. We will see how that goes and if they turn out well enough, I will post some photos. 

Talk to you again soon. It's so nice to be back blogging and checking in with my old friends. 

Friday, November 6

Brandon's Bouquets

Brandon has been thinking over what he'd like to do with his life. He's decided he is going to do something with flowers. His dream is to have his own greenhouse one day, but he knows he can't do that right now. He needs to start at the bottom and move up.

He has made flower arrangements before. He made me a beautiful one for Christmas 2 years ago. It was for the step and he used an old bucket, some pine and spruce branches, some birch limbs, ribbons and berries. It was lovely.

Now, he's making indoor arrangements. This is his first and he did really well, I think, except I'm just a little prejudice when it comes to my grandsons.

He's asking $ 9.99 for one this size. It is 5.5 inches long and approximately 3 inches wide, but it would be perfect for a mantle or on a table. 

If you would like to see more as Brandon adds them, drop by my Etsy shop. He's considering starting a shop of his own, but will see how it goes. 

Here is a link to check out better photos of his creation. 

That's all for today. I think the next post will be some of the flowers we had blooming in our garden this past summer...or maybe not. Who knows? 

Saturday, October 31

A More Natural Look at Owen Sound.

I decided to change the photo on my header, as the weather is getting really chilly here and there will be snow before we know it. That said, the weekend is to be cold but then it's to warm up again next week.

Thought I'd show you a few more photos of Owen Sound, Ontario. It's such a quaint little town. If it wasn't so far north, I'd consider moving there, but it's cold enough during the winter here. However, it's gorgeous there in all other seasons.

I'm going to show you some photos of the Inglass Falls. It's a beautiful spot and I enjoyed visiting it. The sound of rushing waterfalls is like music to my ears. It gives me a real feeling of peace and tranquility. I would spend  a lot of time there if I lived in the vicinity. Balm for the soul.

This is a well preserved area. There are rock steps you can go down to see the Falls from a better vantage point. We spent quite a while here. No concession stands, no litter...just a natural part of the Niagara Escarpment. 

I have other goodies in store for you at a later date. Yes, more waterfalls and gardens, a bird sanctuary and some shots of the lake.

Owen Sound is such a clean little town and the air of the lake is so clean, not like places in southern Ontario that are filled with pollution and toxins. 

Note: This type of waterfall is called a cascade waterfall. There are several different kinds and I was educated on this subject during our stay. 

Sunday, October 11

Our Little Get Away

The second to last week of August, we took a little trip to Owen Sound, Ontario. It is a pretty little town and home to Billy Bishop, Canada's Flying Ace. The home where he lived is lovely. They have now set it up as a museum. There is no admission fee, but they ask for a donation to help keep up the home. 

We found it very interesting. Brandon and Jordan had never heard of Billy Bishop before but sure enjoyed learning about him. 

Outside the house is a Memory Tree, paying tribute to both Bishop and others who fought in the war. 

The Memory Tree is a pine and it is lit up all year at dusk to pay tribute to those who served in the Canadian military. 

I will leave some other photos for another time. I have more of Owen Sound and also some of the flowers that bloomed in our yard this year.