Sunday 19 August 2012

The Story Behind The Name

Heidi asked me about my choice of name for my new blog.  Candytuft seeds were some of the first that I sowed and also the first flowers to bloom in a little corner of our new garden.  This particular variety is called Fairy Mix and I think that there is something magical about the name.

Another reason was that candytuft also happen to be some of the first seeds that I ever planted as a child when my mother gave me a tiny spot in the garden in which to grow flowers.  That was more years ago than I care to remember, but when I saw these seeds agin, I just knew that I had to have some. 

Next year, I'm going to sow them much closer together so that they make more of an impact.  I want a dusting of fairy magic to greet me every time that I enter my garden.

Wednesday 15 August 2012

In Colour

We recently went for a day out and headed towards Guysborough and the eastern shore of Nova Scotia.  This is an area that I have not visited for some years and I hazy memories of a drive along the shore, but little recollection of Guysborough itself.  I found it to be a delightful place, filled with colourful buildings around the harbour. 

This photograph was taken through a mirror which was hanging in one of the buildings and shows some of the boats.

The Rare Bird pub sits above the harbour and we had a meal there before continuing our journey.

We enjoyed our visit so much that after our drive along the shore, we returned to Gusyborough and stopped for tea at the Days Gone By Bakery ~ the best cup of tea I've tasted since we moved to the province!

This is definitely an area that I would like to spend more time exploring and I think that it is likely that we will visit again before the end of the season. 

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Welcome To Candytuft Corner!

Hello Dear Friends & Readers,

A warm welcome to Candytuft Corner!  I'm so glad that you found me at home.  The kettle just boiled and the tea is brewing.  Pull up a chair and enjoy your visit.

For those of you who found me from my old blog, I am so happy that you are continuing the journey with me.  I hope to post more in the coming days, but for now, I have to leave you with a photograph.  Can you see the little frog?