A colorful home with plants

End of April.  Spring is here and we are looking forward to hot summer months.  This is also the time we are thinking about working in the garden, decorating the balcony or just bringing in some plants.  This also calls for some color around the house.   Changing just a few pillows or bringing out a colorful tablecloth will do the trick.   I did a little bit of decorating around my place.  I also moved around the furniture (that does not cost anything) and voilà we have a new look.  Here are some pictures.


I bought this lovely Oxalis plant with its lovely white flowers at my local supermarket.


African Violets so easy to keep


Most plants prefer lots of light near a window



A pink tablecloth  on my kitchen table


moved the sofa to the other side in my home office to make it look more inviting


More colorful red pillows to make the room look nice

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I mix colors and patterns and somehow it looks just great

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Tina relaxing with not a care in the world

Romantic houses of Rosemere

Rosemere is a suburb north of Montreal, just across the bridge of Laval.  Rosemere is known for its beautiful gardens (in summer) and for its quaint houses and beautiful little streets.  Of course there are also some new developments with newer bigger houses but I prefer older homes with character, where you feel that you are still in the country.  Here are some of my favorite ones.


on the waterfront



I just love this little bungalow

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another one of my favorites


love the front porch


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a Buddha sitting in front of the house


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going for a walk along the riverside.

Searching for Peace


Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice.  It demands greater heroism than war.  It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.

Thomas Merton