The hollyhocks have been absolutely amazing this year. I don't remember planting these...I must've tossed a packet of seeds into my back garden about five or six years ago and last year they were lovely...but this year they are amazing!
My friend Bonnie celebrated a milestone birthday over the weekend. Her boyfriend suggested a cake covered with leopard print as apparently it's her favourite. He also sent me a photo of wee Bonnie on a rug. Together, along with gold sugar stars, we celebrated Bonnie's big day.
Melissa and Mike (M&M) got married over the weekend. Melissa had ordered special M&Ms, in purple and grey, with little hearts and the word "love" on them. She asked me to integrate them into her wedding cake, along with calla lilies and purple ribbon. I'm happy with how it turned out. It's kind of elegant and whimsical at the same time.
Over the years, my mother's mock orange bush has gone wild! It sends out long tendrils, very likely to get more light because it's in a dark corner. These tendrils have grown into a bower of flowers, just lovely and fun as they hang over my new, improved bridge that spans the little creek (ditch) that runs beside the house.
Who would of thunk it? Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada was in our little town for our Canada Day parade. And I managed to get a pic with him. What a cutie? Our next prime minister? Quite possibly...
This luna moth spent the day on my barn and at night fluttered off. The only other time I saw one was on the very same building, but 20 years previous! Did you know that luna moths don't have a mouth and can't feed? They only live for a week and exist only to mate. Who knew?
Had a busy week here over at cakes, cakes, cakes! Here's on for my friend Jean who celebrated a milestone birthday on the weekend.
Jasmyne's graduation from nursing school was celebrated with a nurse's scrubs cake.
Lindsey had a party with 10 other birthday celebrants all enjoying June birthdays.
My friend Tammy's better half, Jacques, loves all his animals so she thought a great way to celebrate his birthday was to make a cake with all of them. I called this one "Bedtime at Jacques' house." What fun!