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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Thommos sister » Sat May 20, 2017 9:35 am

Smashing photo of your smiling grandee Patricia, beautiful girl and well done to her. Education is the way to go. We are lucky too down under with lots of places to shop for Pommie stuff, even my shop just 5 mins away. My fave is Jaffa cakes............Thanks so much about Jean I'll look in on F.B Tina :D
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Fri May 26, 2017 2:58 pm

:D :D Too late, Eileen - ALLLLLL Gone - sorry! :D I'll see
what I can do next time!! x

Thanks, Tina, for your lovely comment. Glad that you can easily
get the "Good Stuff!" don't know what I would do without the
Shop in Hampton! :roll: Although, I believe there are places
that can mail your order to you, will have to look into that.

Looking out the window the other day and there before my
very eyes was a HUMMINGBIRD!! I immediately ran and
recovered the Hummingbird Feeders from last year while
Lew went to the store to buy the nectar. I do make it on
occasion but wanted something fast. We are now enjoying
them each day - love Hummingbirds. It fascinates me that
they can find their way back here every year from Mexico.

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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Matt » Fri May 26, 2017 4:40 pm

Glad to see you have a hummingbird Patricia. Ours have never left
We have about ten Anna's and four Rufous but the Rufous should
be leaving soon but they will be replaced by American Gold Finches
I have 6 feeders on the go but all I have ever used is sugar water.
1 cup sugar 4 cups water and I am filling the small feeders twice a day
and the one larger feeder every three days.
Before we left on our long cruise all I had in the fridge was four
large (2 litre) containers of food for the Hummers.Our granddaughter Kalika
came round every day to fill or defrost the feeders and if she was a little late
she would be met by a few very angry and hungry birds at our front door.
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Matt » Sat May 27, 2017 5:10 am

Very tough little hummingbirds that stay on Vancouver Island all year.Male Anna's on our rhododendron during a snow storm
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Thommos sister » Sat May 27, 2017 8:55 am

Beautiful hummingbird photos, thank you both so much, made my day. Tina :D
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Matt » Sun May 28, 2017 11:49 pm

Hi Patricia, the Goldfinches are back :D
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Mon May 29, 2017 2:28 pm

Lovely photo Matt - the first time I saw two Gold Finches at our Bird
Bath, I thought somebody had lost their Canaries!! :roll: Now,
I'm slightly more educated as to Bird Wildlife!! :D We have an
abundance of Blue Jays, Cardinals, Towhees & Thrashers they
all love the peanuts which we usually shell for them. Told Lew
they are so spoilt it's like: "Peel me a Grape!" :D
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Glenys » Mon May 29, 2017 3:49 pm

We had a pair of goldfinch in our garden yesterday; it was only by chance that my son saw them and asked what they were??? :) 8)
Lived Linacre Lane, Trinity Road & Knowsley Road.
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Wed May 31, 2017 2:28 pm

Finally in ALL its GLORY!!! :D First photo I posted was back in March
thought the last two blooms would never open before the first ones
fell off!!! Going to be very interesting as to whether I can get it to
bloom for the third time after I cut it back. Guess that will be Next
year's story - things go rather slowly regarding my Orchard! :D

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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Sheelagh Tequila » Wed May 31, 2017 2:37 pm

Beautiful colour Patricia.

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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Patricia » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:09 pm

Thanks, Sheelagh: Can more than say I've had my "Monies Worth!!"
out of that Orchard - going for a third time now! :D

When I was dating Lew he came over one day and I saw him
leafing through pages in a book. When I asked him what kind
of book it was, he said it was "American Recipes" as he was homesick
for some Southern dessert that his Mom always made. Maybe he was
using psychology because when he asked me if I would make it, if he
got the necessary ingredients, I couldn't refuse (you couldn't at that time
purchase the Nabisco Nilla wafers at the local shops. Wonder if you can
now?) Anyhow, l did indeed make it and my entire family just loved it. :D

To-day, Janine invited us to dinner and I offered to bring dessert after thinking
about what to take, I thought as I haven't made Banana Pudding in a month
of Sundays and Janine always loved it, I would go ahead with that!
Here is the end result! Will be glad to share the recipe if you can get the Nilla Wafers! :D
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Looks like I need to stock up on the wine as well!!
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Thommos sister » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:22 am

Hi girls, met up with Mo today, just lovely over a cuppa. She is off to Vancouver to see her eldest son Gary in 2 days.. Not flying China Airlines this time, two coughs and a splutter!!!! Qantas to Sydney then Air Canada. She was telling me behind where Gary lives she can see the Mountains. Last time up Grouse Mountain it was snowing, this time it's summer and the bears could be out and about. My grandee Madeline is 15 today, can't believe it! She had 5 costume changes in the Wizard of Oz show I went to. Before it started she tapped me on the head and said "Oh Nan you could have been a Munchkin, I'm too tall"....Tina xox
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Matt » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:32 pm

First of all Tina BIG hugs to Madeline on her birthday.
Now you have to tell Mo there is still snow up on Grouse in
fact the snowshoeing trail is still open but there are lots of bears out
in the Grizzly Preserve and there has been an awful lot of black bears
around on the North Shore mountains.
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Re: Photos for Marielou

Postby Thommos sister » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:10 am

Will do Matt, thanks for the heads up!! and lovely words for Maddles. Tina xox
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