Gardens and Terraces of the neighborhood

Summer is the season when we spend the most time outside and when we take care of our gardens, terraces or balconies. This is the time when I like to go for long walks and admire the gardens and balconies of others.  Whether you walk around in town or in the suburbs you will always see something you like.  Montreal is a green town with lots of parks, gardens and balconies.  Here are some examples.

 

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a beautiful house with an amazing front garden in the suburb

 

 

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This is little Bo looking out over my terrace as I am watering the plants

 

 

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A beautiful front garden in town

 

 

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a beautiful terrace surrounded by trees in my neighbor’s garden

 

 

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lovely little Boho terrace

 

 

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A romantic little gazebo in the middle of a Rosemere garden

 

 

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Misty found herself a cool spot in the back of the garden under the trees

 

 

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another secret garden in one of the suburbs

 

 

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I love this little balcony decorated with geraniums

 

 

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cute little porch of a house in Vieux Saint Therese

 

 

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A house like a castle with a huge garden on the waterfront in Laval, a suburb of Montreal

 

 

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this fountain gives the garden a majestic look

 

 

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Misty and Bo love the outdoor life and wish you all a Happy Summer🌼🌸

In the Shade of Winter

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It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade

Charles Dickens

…yes, we still have winter here, but inside the house there grows a garden🌿🌸🌱

Misty and Bo

It is now almost one year since my beloved Tina went over the rainbow bridge and I still miss her very much.  Since then I have adopted another sweet dog, a 2 year old Labrador, called Misty, who has helped me a lot to overcome the loss of Tina.

Misty is the sweetest dog one could wish to have. She also has a little friend called Bo, who stays with us most of the week and those two get on so well like brother and sister.  Here I would like to share some pictures of those two…

 

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like two angels sitting under the light

 

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very curious…always looking at something or checking something out

 

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so much sunlight in the room.  It is almost like a garden

 

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Both love to sit on chairs and sofas and they always find the best places in the house

 

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I love this cutie face

 

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always sitting near each other

 

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in the background heaps of snow outside while the garden is growing inside

 

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the face of a fox

 

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true LOVE❤️

 

If you want to see more pics of Misty and Bo follow us on Instagram @fleurdelys238

My little Urban Jungle

Ever since the book “Urban Jungle” has hit the shelves it seems that people have gone crazy about plants.  You see more and more homes packed with plants.  Sometimes more plants than furniture where you think you are in a real jungle.  Just have a look at Instagram and you will be amazed the homes you will see.

But plants have been around for a long time.  Even my grandmother already had plants in her home.  There is something very nice about plants at home . They make the home look cozy, and they are also healthy because some plants release oxygen.  You can create your own little jungle anywhere in the house.  Around or near a window or in a room with lots of light.  

Here are some samples of my own home

 

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big windows give this room lots of light and makes it look like an indoor garden

 

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A big Monstera near the window

 

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A true jungle.. mixed with flowers and plants

 

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In the corner of the bedroom another Monstera and an Ivy plant trailing down the mirror

 

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Even the dog loves his place in the jungle

 

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With windows above you have the sunlight all day long

 

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I sometimes move the furniture around to give it another look and to place plants differently helps them grow

 

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Again I moved the table into the corner to make more room for another big plant

 

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Indoor and outdoor garden combined

LETS GO OUT AND BUY MORE PLANTS TO ENJOY THE JUNGLE💚

Winter Lights

It is this time of the year again when we start decorating and bring out our holiday lights.  I call them “winter lights” because I leave mine on for the whole of winter.  The days are getting shorter and it gets dark early and all these lights brighten up the dark sky.  I love going for walks and admiring these decorations and here I took some pictures..

 

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this beautifully decorated house in a suburb of Montreal has caught my eye

 

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one of my favorite streets in Rosemere (Montreal)

 

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everywhere you look you see little trees or decorated doors

 

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Lights everywhere around the house make it look festive

 

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Even my two friends here love to enjoy the season of lights

 

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With plants and little Christmas trees rooms start to look cozy

 

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here I placed several little trees and baubles on the tables

 

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Little Misty sitting next to the Christmas tree and waiting for her presents💛

 

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some more baubles on the table

 

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more lights and plants in this cozy winter garden

HAPPY HOLIDAYS💛💛💛

THE COLORS OF AUTUMN

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It is this time of the year again.   Summer has come to an end. Flowers are fading and leaves are changing color.  There is something magic about autumn with its colors of red, orange and yellow.

 

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a street in the suburbs of Montreal

 

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a house in Outremont in  Montreal. Leaves are covering the entrance

 

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the twilight of autumn

 

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looking across the water…a certain feeling of loneliness

 

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urban landscape

 

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a house hidden behind colorful leaves

 

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AUTUMN IS A SECOND SPRING WHEN EVERY LEAF IS A FLOWER

A. Camus

 

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Romantic gardens of Montreal’s suburbs☘️🌷🌺🌸💚

This time of the year it is fun just walking around and admiring all the beautiful gardens and balconies of the neighborhood.   Every year in July we have a day where we can visit the secret gardens of Rosemere, a suburb of Montreal.  Some of these gardens are shown here as well.

It does not matter how big or small a garden is, or if it is just a tiny little balcony or terrace, they can all look beautiful and romantic and unique🌷

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The front of this house looks lovely with its many flowers, shrubs and trees

 

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just a little bench with a couple of flower pots is already enough

 

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I just loved this little pink tree house.  So unique.

 

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a beautiful terrace surrounded by trees and plants

 

 

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love the bench next to the wooden fence

 

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a cute little statue under the tree

 

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a cozy little garden house in the middle of the garden

 

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a beautiful garden and balcony  on the waterfront in Rosemere

 

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cozy  patio at the back of the house

 

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I love this beautiful blue house with its stairs and tiny front garden

 

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My own little terrace overgrown with plants, flowers, shrubs and weeds…

 

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one of the beautiful gardens I have seen on my Secret Garden Tour