Well, one of my favourite times of the year came and went in the blink of an eye as usual. Lilac season lasts about 2-3 weeks around here. One of the best parts of living in a century old neighbourhood is how lush the perennials are. Master gardner or not, every yard seems to have something fragrant and beautiful blooming. When we bought our home I was charmed by the huge lilac tree growing in the back yard. My father in law gifted us a "Sensation" Lilac for the front. It's flowers are a darker purple with bright white edges on each petal. In late spring I spend evenings on our back deck enjoying the shade and scent of my favorite flowers. Farewell until next year fair lilacs!
In other "around here" news, I've started practicing my guitar playing on a daily basis and am LOVING it! I learned a few songs, namely The House of the Rising Sun (Animals) and basically played that with gusto from age 15 to 35. TWENTY YEARS of saying to myself, I really should learn some more songs and a few more chords. Todd's been working late and I was starting to get a bit lonely, so I decided this was just as good a time as any to get on that goal. Summer is the best time for it, what with all the upcoming campfires to lounge around. My Instagram friend Sheryl insisted that I watch "The Guitar" by Amy Redford as an inspiration to keep with it. I know I'm not really in the position or at the age to start saying this, but I do believe that it is NEVER too late to learn something new, have an adventure, make a new friend, or change your life for the better.
The beginning of this month presented itself with another great motivational boost. I had the pleasure of vending Lune Vintage at the Wildwood Rose Vintage Market in Market Square. I packed a few armfuls of 60's and 70's clothing and acessories in the van and hauled it down to be set up on the grass in my make shift wardrobe room for 5 busy hours. Honestly, it was such a success I was completely blown away. A vintage market like this is just what Winnipeg needs. There were clearly a lot of people from all walks of life interested in authentic vintage fashion. I felt a renewed excitement for the whole scene. The market is on again next month, and again in August and September. Although I'll be in California in July and can't attend the next pop-up, I'm hoping to be selling again in August. Check the Facebook page here for all the details if you're in the area and want to attend any of the upcoming sales. So much cool original stock from over 30 experienced vendors!
In addition to the busy end of another school year, we're camping almost every weekend in Eggie and preparing for our California trip. We'll be spending 2 weeks traveling from LA to San Fransisco along the Pacific Coast and back through Yosemite. Our plane arrives on July 4th, which is a crazy time to be flying, I know. I've never been in the US for an independence day so that'll be the first adventure right out of the starting gate. There's a lot to look forward to.
We're off for another weekend campout. I have my fingers crossed for no rain and lots of Sun Sun SUN!