A couple of weeks ago my Father's nursing home came over to the Halifax Public Gardens again. While we were there, I took a few photos that represented the day. Many of the residents like my Father are in wheelchairs; the home has a large group of volunteers who help during these outings.
There was a picnic lunch provided, with enough food to feed everyone many times over, sandwiches of every kind, juice, water, cookies, pudding, and an enormous 10kg bag of bananas. The bananas made me think of those in Australia who are still suffering a banana shortage after Cyclone Larry.
bath over beauty
This pair of Mute Swans choose to ignored me as they went about their preening. These huge birds stand at just over 1.5 metres (5ft) tall. There have swans at the Halifax Public Gardens for over 100 years and I believe that these are descendants of the Royal swans presented by the Queen.
This is Dorcas Nazziwa & her father Dominic Ssenyonga. The Ugandan girl travelled to Halifax with her father for life-saving heart surgery. This was their last day in Halifax before they flew home to Uganda.
Teddy belonged to Barkis, they were inseparable. Teddy went almost everywhere with Barkis. Teddy was buried in the back yard more than once, as were my sneakers for that matter. Barkis loved his Teddy and he would sit under the clothesline and cry whenever Teddy had a bath in the washing machine. Barkis would offer Teddy to you if you were sad though he would keep a close watch to make, sure you did not keep Teddy. The only toy Barkis would play with was Teddy; Teddy was often his pillow and he would leave Teddy in his food dish for safekeeping. Though Teddy may be a little dishevelled, his jeans faded, the burn holes on the left pant leg are my fault; a slight kitchen fire a few years ago, other than this Teddy looks pretty much as he did when a little puppy named Barkis first got him all those years ago. Teddy is 15 years old.
Rather than show you photos of half painted rooms, dusty floors, a stack of boxes that need to be carried down two flights of stairs, another stack of boxes that need to be carried upstairs and put out into the shed, a pile of stuff to sort, a less than half sided house, the way too high ($$$) roofing quotes...; I'll show you flowers from my garden.
The bush is humming with hundreds of bees. If bees can be happy then these bees are ecstatic.
I love my Pee-Gee Hydrangea bush. It is covered in a zillion huge blooms, they are just beginning to turn colour. The Large, cone-shaped clusters of creamy white flowers bloom around the end of July and will turn various shades of pink as the season advances.
Taking time to watch the bees dive into the hydrangea blooms on the East Coast.