Monday, May 18, 2015

The May Two Four

It's a holiday here, the Victoria Day weekend, or 'the May Two Four' is the slang name that is most often used. Originally intended as a celebration of Queen Victoria's birthday, it's really the weekend gardeners start their planting in earnest and bend a few elbows to enjoy a tipple or two of their favourite summer beverage. It's kind of the Canadian kick off of summer.

While Mr Pixie has been over exerting himself in the garden I've been puttering and picking boughs of lilacs. I LOVE lilacs and their pretty perfume. My kitchen smells divine because of these beauties.

And one little bit of magic to share... this guy. 

Isn't he a beauty?! I found him peeking though our kitchen window last night. I grabbed a few shots then hurried to find my tripod but when I returned he had already left. He must have been called back to the fairy party.


  1. I'm sure Mr. Moth was called back to the party as his wings look like a lovely fairy umbrella!

  2. Your kitchen must have smelt divine! I too had lilacs blooming away but I left them out on the tree. Every time I have picked them, they wilt. What's your secret. Here in Victoria BC, the spring is in full swing and with the sunshine and temps hitting the high 70's, I think it's going to be a hot summer. Beautiful shot of the moth. I don't see such big ones here yet. I saw my first "yellow" butterfly yesterday!!! Nature is full of such beauty. :) Have a great week and ask Mr. Pixie just to be good to himself, it's hard to stop.

  3. Nichola, your photos are gorgeous!! I can almost smell those lilacs!! And Mr. Moth is so cool! xo