Friday, 28 June 2013


Morning Prim Folk, hope you are all well and enjoying summer so far..........Here in Canada, Monday is a Holiday,  Yippee!!!!! so many Canadians will be enjoying the long weekend,  the weather is supposed to be hot with humidity of coarse, but it is summer..........We are off to the lake this afternoon, can`t wait to get there,  will bring a book, magazine and relax, Cam will be on the lake fishing, well, Angel and I will go for a ride in the boat, have not bought my fishing licence yet, could be this weekend....but I do work the Monday so no long weekend for me, boo hoo.........................Saw this little baby Chipping Sparrow on our sidewalk last evening, so cute, the Mama built a nest in the Spruce tree in the yard, guess he fell out, hope he stays safe, snapped a picture of him, love the hair do, :)...the parents were none to happy with me, but I would never harm him................. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,  play safe, Blessings Francine. 
sweet Chipping Sparrow baby

Wednesday, 26 June 2013


Good Morning Prim Folk, what a hot and humid day yesterday, Whew!!!!!! and then through the night came the thunderstorm, poor Angel is terrified of thunder and lightning, she could not get close enough to me in bed, but we made it through  all ok, :)
This morning it is much cooler out  so I am taking my coffee outside and sitting on the swing reading the new July issue of Country Sampler,  I will enjoy the cooler part of the day, for it is going to be another hot one, oh ya, summer is definitely here..............This afternoon I am going to visit Mom and then my Sis is popping in after her work to join us for lunch, girl time, yay!!!!!..........         My Sis and her boyfriend went to Vegas last week so she brought me back some goodies and one of the things was this sweet metal American Flag, love it...........Wishing you all a beautiful summer day, Blessings Francine.

just a swingin`

hurray for the Red, White and Blue

Tuesday, 25 June 2013


Morning Prim Folk, hope you are all keeping cool where it is hot and humid, wow!!!! we are having some sweltering summer weather already, with humidity the temp will be in the 90`s, way to  hot for me..............I did happen to go to Superstore yesterday and of coarse ran to the garden center to take a gander and the plants were 20% off so I had to buy more flowers.........I love Coneflowers so picked a sweet pink one up called Butterfly Kisses, now I have 4 different colored Coneflowers,  pink Veronica called First Love, a pretty Supercal and a grass I never seen before called Twister, really neat, so I was out planting last evening with the mosquitos , oh they are hungry little devils....have many bites to prove it..............Also today is my Son`s Birthday, wow!!!! cannot believe he turns 35, I really am getting old......Happy Birthday Son, Love Ya...............Wishing you all a great day, Summer Blessings Francine. 


Sunday, 23 June 2013


neat old garden tools
Morning Prim Folk, Happy Sunday to you all,  hope the day is a nice warm sunny day.........We are supposed to get rain today, we really don`t need anymore for now, been getting lots.........but poor Calgary, major flood water there right now,  so bad..............Yesterday after work had to take a run to Wally-Mart and we popped into a yard sale, well, I happened to find some older garden tools, have some like them but hey, for twenty five cents each, I grabbed them, a old enamel sifter of some kind and a sweet turtle sprinkler, love it...so that was my exciting day, then on to shopping at Wal-Mart.......Had to buy Angel her favorite treat and only Wal-Mart has it, spoiled little girl, then went and bought some more flowers, guess I will be planting in between the raindrops today...............Wishing you all a wonderful day, Summer Blessings Francine.
enamel sifter
sweet turtle sprinker

Friday, 21 June 2013


Morning Prim Folk, well, the first day of summer is here and the weather sure feels like it, hot, sticky, humid, boy oh boy........I have been at the lake the last couple of days, great place to be in this kind of weather, but we were chopping down some dead old trees that we were worried might fall on the trailer, can`t have that happening so Timber!!! down they came, but more wood for me.............The Wednesday morning were we sitting by the fire drinking our coffee and down the road here comes a Doe, oh my, I was excited, I LOVE deer, think they are one of Gods most beautiful creatures, she stopped then turned back, guess I spooked her but was I happy, fist deer I had seen in camp...............On the way home yesterday, popped into a few Thrift stores on the way, found a few things.......love the homemade suet feeder for the birds, a log with big drilled out holes to put suet in, neat, 5 little pretty swakky swig glasses, pillow and apple and brown dish, fun to browse around the Thrift stores...............Wishing you all a wonderful fun filled weekend, Summer Blessings Francine.
glasses and brown dish
suet feeder
little pillow
apple dish

Tuesday, 18 June 2013


Morning Prim Folk, happy Tuesday to you all.......beautiful morning here so far, but later in the week the humid weather starts, yuk, summer is here I guess...........Not to much happening around here, flowers are blooming, mosquitoes buzzing, I`m slapping and itching, wow!!! many bites all over, in places I didn`t think mosquitoes would go, :)..............The neighbors little girl came over with this white frog  in a small fish bowl and asked if we wanted it to put in the pond, she didn`t want it any more, well, we now have a white frog swimming in the pond......Hope it likes it`s new home, lots of fish friends, room to swim, also rocks to hide under, guess it is some kind of exotic type of frog, never saw a white frog before., but it is welcome................Wishing you all a wonderful day, Blessings Francine. 
pretty in pink
my cheap Wal-Mart hanger

white frog

Sunday, 16 June 2013


Angel relaxing
Evening Prim Folk, wishing all the Father`s out there a wonderful Father`s Day, hope you spent the day with loved ones.....I miss my Father every day, with I could hug him and tell him I love him................Came back from the lake a couple of hours ago, had a real nice time out there....weather was beautiful but the mosquitoes were really bad, thank goodness for spray and coils to burn,   helped to  keep them away........Hit a few yard sales, found a couple things, relaxed, read and enjoyed the campfire........Now to go do a load of laundry, clothes smell of smoke, :)  
bought the enamel dipper at a yard sale
also this welcome sign

a visiter, Mr. Woodpecker
Hope you all had a great weekend......Blessings Francine. 

Friday, 14 June 2013


Morning Prim Folk, well,  the weekend is here once again and I   hope you all will be enjoying it........I will,  and guess what I will be doing,  oh ya,  sitting by the campfire and roasting a marshmellow or two.....yup,  off to  the  lake we go later this evening.........We have a Walleye fish fry to attend at the Eagles club, can`t miss out on that yummy supper, so good.....my Sister and her Boyfriend will join us, then Cam, Angel and myself will be off to the lake, can`t wait to get out to the trailer and relax, watch the birds, read, love my little haven........................Wishing you a wonderful weekend, thanks for all your comments and friendship, till next time, Blessings Francine.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


Good Morning Prim Folk,  hope all is well in your neck of the woods.....beautiful sunny morning here, birds are singing, ahhhh, love it......I will be taking my coffee outside and sit on the swing,  you can find me out there most of the time during the warm days........but later I will be out in the gardens catching up on the weeding, I noticed yesterday while watering there are many little weeds popping up, so pitter patter, better get at her.................I did do some summer decorating the other day when it was overcast and cool.... I found myself reading  a older July issue of a  Country Sampler magazine, and that always gets me in the decorating mood, so out came the wood slice watermelons, sweet old child`s watering cans and I puttered around the house welcoming summer...............Wishing you all a warm sunny day, Blessings Francine. 

old children`s watering cans, old seed packs
wood slice watermelons

Monday, 10 June 2013


garden by the pond
Morning Prim Folk, hope you had an enjoyable weekend, they sure seem to fly by fast to me........Was a quiet weekend at the house, that can be a good thing :).......It is a cloudy day here in Winnipeg, of coarse, I am off today, sigh..........Oh well, shall get some housework done I guess, been neglecting it wanting to be outdoors  working in the flower gardens...........So all I have today are some pictures of how the flowers are coming along..........Wishing you a wonderful day, Blessings Francine. 

Saturday, 8 June 2013


Morning Prim Folk, hope you are enjoying the weekend so far.....beautiful morning here, will be another warm day but I have to go to work.............I did happen to hit the annual Red Barn sale the other day, on our way home from the lake.......one of my favorite sales to go to, plus the place is so beautiful out in the country..........They own Clydesdale horses, really pretty chickens, I never saw any chickens like that, white with black spots, like the coat of a Dalmatian dog, and they are so friendly, come right up to say hi............so is a great place to go, they have the Antique sale every Spring and Fall..............I did find only a few goodies, what I wanted to buy had a sold sign on the item, guess you have to go the first day to get that treasure............I bought a Repro papier mache  candy container rabbit, chair pad, little blue creamer and a old chimney cover with a picture on it, love those, now I have three, and I did buy a homemade scrubby a lady makes, like those for washing dishes, I dropped it and Angel thought is was her new toy, funny girl..............Well, that's about it, enjoy the weekend, till next time, Blessings Francine.



Thursday, 6 June 2013


the water is so blue  and high this year
Afternoon Prim Folk, hope you are all fine today, enjoying the day..... here it is warm with white puffy clouds cluttering the blue sky, kinda pretty........We just came back from the lake once again, we made our escape Tuesday  afternoon, the weather was so nice and I had Wednesday and Thursday off so why not, plus we did have some work to do there, like split and stack up more wood Cam had got from someone taking down a tree, he is always on the look-out for that, I need my campfires at the lake, :).......so we really worked up a sweat yesterday ,Cam splitting the wood with his handy splitter and me stacking up the wood in nice neat rows to season, looking good................The weather was perfect, sunny, warm with a merry little breeze blowing, enjoyed our time there once again with the camp ground all to ourselves.........I really didn`t want to come home but I work tomorrow.............I will be catching up now on all my blog friends, wishing you a beautiful evening, Blessing Francine. 
pretty lake

me and my shadow, nice moss on the bank
our wood pile
an Angel on the beach

Monday, 3 June 2013


window box
Morning Prim Folk,  hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend, really cannot believe June is here, wow........Had a nice quiet relaxing time away at the lake, weather was cool but the sun did shine, had my camp fire burning morning till night, oh I do enjoy the crackling sound and the warmth of the fire...........Planted some flowers there too, sure hope the temps don`t drop to low at night there.... hit some yard sales,  though didn`t find all that much...... a cute long rag rug, old Bunnykins bowl, cast iron pig piggy bank, some small trucks for Dean to play with when he pops in, I really didn`t have any toys for him, now I do, he loves trucks too..........No one was around the camp this weekend, maybe the weather had something to do with it, was cool but I enjoyed the quietness and waking up to the wonderful chorus of birdsong in the morning.......... Once I filled my feeders, they were all coming to dine, even the little Hummers are back......was so enjoyable watching the antics of the birds...........Wishing you all a great week ahead, thanks for your visits and comments, always a pleasure, Francine. 

in front of trailer

old barrel with pump

rag rug

piggy bank

Rose Breasted Grosbeak at the lake feeder

Angel soaking up some sunshine