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Sunday, May 4, 2014

the first weekend of May



Daffodils are blooming.


The rhubarb is up.


The first rainbow of the season.



The first weekend of May is about over and it's actually starting to feel more like spring every day.  We got a fair amount of yard work accomplished on Friday and Saturday as the weather was quite nice for a change.  Not hot, mind you, but nice enough, considering there was snow in parts of Alberta.  I heard the spring peepers (frogs) in the nearby pond last night so that means the ice is gone.   There were mosquitoes out yesterday and I even heard a bumble bee buzzing around. 

The grass is greening pretty fast and there are a few plants in the gardens starting to show signs of life.  We did a lot of raking of debris from the lawns and bagged some and burned some.  The brush pile is gone now too.  I love having a fire pit to get rid of some of that debris rather than putting it all to the roadside pickup.  We still have some bags that have to go out but not as many as usual.  

Saturday morning I attend the ladies breakfast at our church.  It was attended by about 90 ladies and we had a wonderful time of  fellowship.   A chef and his wife prepared the food for us and it was so delicious!

the menu

a lovely fruit platter



The tables were decorated with teapots, doilies, vintage hankies and pearls as well as 2 bouquets of white tulips.  They were so pretty.  One person from each table, with their birthday the closest to that date, got to take home the bouquet of tulips.

Today, Sunday, is our son's birthday.  He and his fiancé will be coming over this evening for a visit.  We hope to celebrate with a family birthday supper next weekend.

I hope you had a lovely weekend and that the week ahead will be wonderfully blessed.

Thank you for your visits and kind comments!  I appreciate each one of you.


Blessings.

Pam





34 comments:

  1. hooray for spring reaching you! that fruit platter was pure art. enjoy the rest of your day!

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  2. Evening Pamela, pleased to see your weather has improved and that your Spring flowers are starting to show. Phil has been out in the garden cutting grass and weeding over the weekend, me, I have been taking it easy as my back is a bit sore !! ;-))

    I agree with TexWisGirl the fruit platter looks very attractive and it seems a shame to spoil it but I am sure it was very tasty with the other lovely items on the menu.
    Have a good week, love Jackie in Surrey.x

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  3. The tea sounds lovely. Enjoy the day!

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  4. Hi Pamela! Oh, I just love daffs and wish I could grow them here. It stays so hot, the bulbs rot! :( Your ladies tea looks wonderful! The menu sounds so delicious and I love the little teapot fixed up so girly! I'm glad your snow is finally gone!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  5. Gorgeous flower and that's a great shot with the rainbow!

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  6. The special breakfast for the ladies sounds delicious and a very nice Saturday treat!

    Happy Birthday to your son and have a lovely evening with him and his fiancé,

    Karen

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  7. Lovely photos ! Our Peepers are out at night now to . I love them echoing in our marsh area and on the river banks in our valley that is just all steps away form our front door ! The return of the Hummers , Orioles , Barn Swallows , Cow birds and Chipmunks out of hibernation all showed up this first weekend of May is wonderful ! I am soo thrilled to be well into spring now ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  8. P.S That fruit platter looks YUMMY !!!!

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  9. So nice to see the signs of spring in your corner now, Pamela. I know it is a welcome sight. Now all of the work begins. Ha!
    The ladies breakfast looks and sounds like a lovely event. The fruit platter is a thing of beauty.
    Happy Birthday to your son.

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  10. One of the joys of blogging is to realize the varied timing of seasons … and its so nice to see daffodils again as they appear in gardens of bloggers. I'm glad things are getting green there… and it looks like a really good ladies' breakfast!

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  11. That's a spectacular sounding menu you enjoyed. I'm so glad that things are finally starting to grow for you. Seeing the rhubarb uncurl from the ground is always wonderful. It grows so quickly. Have a wonderful week.

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  12. It feels so good to get these outside chores done. Bet the bonfire was fun!

    Speaking of fun, the Ladies Breakfast looks amazing...wonderful presentation of food and table decorations. Just lovely.

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  13. Happy B' Day to your son!!
    And happy too that you're warming up and now have some pretty flowers in bloom.
    Do you freeze your rhubarb, Pamela, or just enjoy it while it's ripe?

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  14. Looks like you had a very productive weekend...
    Good for you...
    Enjoy the coming week...
    Happy Birthday wishes to your son...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  15. You are going to have to stretch that rhubarb a bit before you can start cooking with rhubarb! But it shoots up in a flash it seems.

    That fruit platter is a work of art! Love the tea pot. :) (I have the same one!)

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  16. Isn't it wonderful to see the plants waking from their long winter slumber? It has been a long hard winter and I just love seeing the plants peeping out of the ground ~ have a blessed week.

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  17. i love daffodils. i don't believe i have ever seen rhubarb growing ... only on the shelf at the store. ( :
    the fruit platter looks just lovely. wow, yummy too. what fun. have a great day.

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  18. Love the looks of that fruit platter!!

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  19. Hi Pamela, My rhubarb is up and has med. sized green leaves. I am so excited. My sister always made strawberry/rhubarb jam. I was so good. I can't have the seeds in the strawberries but I will be using that rhubarb for some pies this year. Your breakfast brunch sounds wonderful. The display of fruit is waiting for me to take a bite!!! It looks so pretty. All the food sounded wonderful. You are getting quite a bit of yard work done. It has rained (hard sometimes) on and off all week. Hopefully we will get some sun soon.

    Have a nice evening...
    S.

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  20. A pretty daffodil and rainbow, and the church breakfast menu is awesome. Lucky ladies!

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  21. Hi Pam. That photo of the daffodil is just beautiful. What a beautiful fruit platter and a great menu. Those kinds of get togethers are such fun. Have a great birthday with your son and family and hope you are having a great weekend..Judy

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  22. Spring is finally springing here too, though my rhubarb is up a lot more than yours!

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  23. Happy Day . . . Spring is arriving for you . . .
    Love the fruit platter . . . quite the artist.
    The teapot, napkin and pearls is a beautiful touch . . .

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  24. I love your shot of the rainbow! I'm glad to hear that spring has arrived for you. The ladies breakfast sounds delightful with very yummy things to eat. The fruit platter is a work of art! Have a nice week!

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  25. The Daffs are so wonderful after the winter we had, Pam! I thought that fruit was a painting...gorgeous!!!! Enjoy your son's birthday...I am sure it will be fun!...:)JP

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  26. Looking very good there in New Brunswick! I especially love the rainbow!

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  27. Things are very slow up this way - I have not seen a daffodil blooming anywhere yet!!!

    Love the look of that fruit arrangement!!!

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  28. Spring here is in full flush, too. We are bit ahead of you. I noticed that the rhubarb is almost ready to be picked.

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  29. Our rhubarb is pushing up too Pamela. I am so excited for everything to just get busy and bloom!!!

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  30. The rainbow picture is lovely, Pamela. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.

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  31. I love the early days of spring, when there are signs of new growth. The breakfast sounded fun, and that fruit platter has my mouth watering.

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  32. What a lovely way to spend a weekend and how nice for the ladies at your church to get to take some flowers home too! xx

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  33. I have to see what happened with my rhubarb. It's under a pile of leaves since I haven't gotten the vegetable garden cleaned up yet. Nice to see that spring has made to your area!

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  34. Oh Pam, so lucky to attend the ladies church breakfast, the fruit tray looks lovely and I can imagine the tables set. Sounds like a very good time. I was puttering about the garden and noticed my rhubarb popped up and I transplanted a row of strawberries then sat back and imagined strawberry and rhubarb sobert or pie.

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