July! Already! The summer, as usual is whizzing by. The garden is lush and well-grown, with many plants reaching their full height and the daylilies beginning to bloom. The new vegetable garden has leaped up. That this area was bare ground just over a month ago beggars belief. The northern garden is an amazing annual event. This explosion of growth defies reason; and yet, there it is. Here’s a look around the garden today.
Daylily season peaks towards the end of July, but the first blooms are beginning to open. Every day brings a new face. Here are the flowers that have been kicking off the bloom season over the last few days.
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Last weekend, we celebrated a very special event as Ponygirl, our middle daughter, was married. The wedding took place at Ecotay, near Perth, Ontario, a rural venue featuring several barns in a pastoral setting. We were blessed with a beautiful day, and after months of planning and work, everything came together with nary a hitch.
Many hands helped to prepare the site on Friday.
Here’s the dining room, with chargers laid out to protect plates for the night.
Seven-month-old flowergirl Coralie made a practice run in the rehearsal.
The bride-to-be posed with her older and younger sisters, and niece Coralie.
Finally, the big day arrived. Fiddlegirl provides the musical accompaniment.
Ringbearer Remy smiled as he watched his ‘mom’ walk down the aisle…
…accompanied by her parents.
The ceremony was lovely.
Here I am with the bride during the dinner hour.
Dinner was followed by dancing. The bride and groom danced to ‘Toothpaste Kisses’ by The Maccabees.
Father and daughter danced to ‘Turn Around’ by the Kingston Trio. Afterwards, a live band took the stage and the guests danced the evening away. Congratulations and best wishes to Gaelan and Kris.