"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Sunday, 7 June 2015


Age means not able to do all things previously enjoyed.

A  blessings is having a loving ,helpful family. 

Yesterday, we made a trip I look forward to at least once a year to Bradford  Greenhouses.

It is thrice jpleasurable.  A drive into real country that used to be within two minutes of my front door. 

Rolling  hills ,well-kept green fields, the breeze from the lake behind the hills "Borne like a zephyr on the soft summer air"

Garden plants are freshly grown,competitively priced and  in great variety. Those out of my 
financial  reach are a joy to behold. They increase in variety every year and are not to be seen elsewhere  in the vicinity. 

Pots, garden ornaments, furniture,and this year a ladies boutique reminding of Granville Island. 

Every year it grows. Of course it gets busier. But the best thing is that it is local enterprise going 
 from strength to strength like things always used to be. 

Effect of York  Region's "Northern Solution " (a sewage treatment  plant on Lake Simcoe)   remains to be seen . if it gets past the environmental process. 

We were a garden party .Heather, Adam and Stephanie. 

Stephanie has two garden composters cooking and two worm culture bins producing all the time. 

Even she was amazed by this Spring's production.  Of course it creates work  but that's all the cost. It is our contribution to the  environmental health of the planet. 

As well, it provides delightful surprises in our garden. 

Now I must go into Wikipedia and discover if snails are an aid or hindrance in the garden. We have a bigger army than Vladimir Putin. 

Stephanie is off to read for a play in Kitchener. 


Anonymous said...

Hope she gets the part.

Anonymous said...

Here are two opposing comments:

"Garlic spray gets rid of snails at my place.

I made up some garlic juice spray (1 gal. water, 6 tsp. garlic juice) in my sprayer.

I have noticed an immediate drop in the population. They might have went back to the neighbour."

"I have a pet garden snail. And I'm looking to buy a few more for him.

Does anyone know where I can buy a few little common brown snails?

Any help would be appreciated."

There are usually two sides to everything.

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I think it is possible that your snails are due to the amount of rain we have had this year. And there is more of the wet stuff on the way as soon
as the Street Sale has ended.

Anonymous said...

A perfect day for the street party too,,

Anonymous said...

Now that was a weird storm !

Anonymous said...

No rain tonight - maybe we are done for a wee while ?