It is amazing how quickly nature blooms after the winter. Reading under the apple tree a few weeks ago, my view was mostly brown branches. Now it is full of blossoms and green leaves.

Looking up:

Looking up and left:

Looking up and right:

Posted by Jen B On Tuesday, May 26, 2015 No comments
Noticing lots of blossoming tress on my walks. This is a very pretty time of year.

Posted by Jen B On Monday, May 25, 2015 4 comments
We hit the Elmvale Sales Barn on Thursday and there wasn't much going on. Some of our favourtie vendors weren't there (the $5 salami and pepperettes booth was sadly empty). Our favourite book/DVD vendor was there, but most of his items were in boxes and he was just in the process of setting things out. So not much to look at, but it was a beautiful sunny day and I got in some nice family time. On the way, I dropped off a book at the library and Mom ran into a cousin of hers. Then at the Sales Barn we ran into an old neighbour from when we lived out on the farm. So it was a rather social day, even if there weren't many deals.

One vendor we were happy to see was the cheese guy. Mom picked up some 'garlic brick' which I remember us getting when we were kids. We also got some cheese curds, which was my main reason for going to the Sales Barn in the '90s. So good.

Mmmmmmm...Cheese curds...
The Elmvale Flea and Farmers Market is open Thursdays and Sundays until Thanksgiving. I'm hoping that the reason it was quiet this week was because it's only May. Hopefully July and August are rockin'.

Posted by Jen B On Sunday, May 24, 2015 6 comments
One of my favourite things to do while walking is listen to an audiobook. I feel like I'm winning at life because I'm getting exercise but I'm also reading a book. I enjoy listening to books while cleaning or knitting as well, but walking is where I listen to most of the books.

Most of my audiobooks come from Libravox, which has public domain books that are read by volunteers. I have listened to many amazing volunteers read me books and I often pick my next book based on the reader. Lots of fun.

Do you ever listen to audiobooks?

Posted by Jen B On Saturday, May 23, 2015 6 comments
Walking daily over the past few weeks I have noticed the seasonal growth of many plants, trees, and flowerbeds that line my route. I'm not brave enough to snap photos of my neighbour's gardens, but take my word for it, I am surrounded by some very gifted green thumbs.

I did snap some photos of a few lilac bushes that line the road. We had a number of lilacs on the farm where I grew up and I just love them. They have such a beautiful smell that always reminds me of home.

Posted by Jen B On Friday, May 22, 2015 2 comments
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