Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Snapshot - "Mama's garden clean-up crew"

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....working hard....errrr....taking a break !

Ni Hao Y'all

It's Thanksgiving week-end here in Canada and we have much to be thankful for.
But instead of sitting around steeped in gratitude, I thought we would get a head start on the garden clean-up.
And instead of it being a chore (which it really is....but don't tell), I tried to inspire the fam into frolicking outside, while the yard gets a clean-up.

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"gee Mom....if I smile real hard....can we go in?"

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(Can you tell Dahlia is pretending chilly?)
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The last of our hydrangeas. (Bye bye till next year.)

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"Mom, are we done??? I'm freezing!"

And how did we do? was a good start.
Happy Thanksgiving Canada, Happy Sunday y'all
(and happy birthday tomorrow, George)


Mahmee said...

Are your hydrangeas really still that pink? That is a lovely color. Ours have already turned fall colors. Those are a couple of cutie pie garden helpers...that's for sure.

Wanda said...

Yes M...this is the color. And it is the fall version. In the summer they are a soft pink.

Love Letters To China said...

Wanda those girls are just adorable! I love the cheesy smiles you received from Dahlia. And I'm totally jealous of the cool weather. We were only able to open the windows for a few hours. The became too warm for me. I'm not complaining (even though it sounds like it!)... it's been on the drier side than normal. Love that!

Hope you had a fun weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!!


Julie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Wanda (and family)!

It WAS chilly today .... brrrrrrrr....

Terri said...

Happy Thanksgiving to your guys!!!
Your yard (flowers) look fabulous still! We're still having hot weather here so everythings pretty much green and growing still.

I'm loving Dahlia's scarf and outfit! Super cute!!!

Is George your husband? Happy Birthday George!!!!

Sophie said...

I didn't know you were from Canada, I was born there. Your pictures are always so beautiful and so are those girls of yours.
Lovely hydrangeas too!

Daisy Dreams said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Oh, how I'd love to have a garden that was so lush and green and full of color!

Annie said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Your girls are just gorgeous! I love hydrangeas. My mom grows them and they are always so beautiful!

Lisa said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

It does look a bit chilly but with sweethearts like that to help out, I'm sure the task is done in record time, with lots of "warming" smiles and giggles to boot!!!

Love D's grin with a bit of wistful "attitude"....I see that from time to time hear too.....giggle.....sort of a version of..."if I smile just like this, then maybe the lady with the camera will point the lens somehwere else!" LOL

I love it!!

Your garden is still stunning too....we are having record high temps here and its forcing all the trees into their Autumn splendor....*ah* this time of year is so inspiring!!

Gail said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend. Hope you made a big feast...I imagine you did, you love to cook. :)

Beautiful pics of your garden (albeit a little chilly) beauties! You're inspiring me with the garden cleanup. Hey, we cleaned off our deck and put some things away. That's a start.

Hope your week is going well!

Buckeroomama said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

The girls look adorable, as usual. It's so great to see Dahlia and Milana together... so sweet!

Oh, you're breaking out the scarves and the long sleeves already... the weather here is not quite cool enough for that yet. Your girls look fashionable, as always!

Mama Hen said...

Oh Wanda, Happy Thanksgiving! I love these pictures! The girls look so cute! Happy birthday to George! I hope you are doing great and that you had a super holiday! Little Chick is still very tired and it is hard for a mommy to see. I hope you have a great week!

Mama Hen

Chris said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Your girls are adorable!

Your garden is lovely!