Tuesday Tidbits #176 Edinboro or Edinburgh?


A new week has begun and June starts tomorrow! I hope your Memorial Day Weekend was wonderful. This past weekend was the unofficial start to Summer.

This morning I woke to birds singing and the sun shining but in a new place… Edinboro! Home to our LakeHouse… my childhood home. It’s okay that we are not in Edinburgh, Scotland as we were just there not too long ago. We found Edinburgh to be full of history, culture and romance! Funny thing is… Edinboro and Edinburgh are pronounced the same way! We will miss Arizona but it’s just a wee bit too hot for us there right now. Now we can hear the birdsong of the Robin… what a delight!

This weeks Creature Feature? Perhaps!
Our favorite lake.

Why I Walk

Today I will pick bouquets of Rhododendrons to fill the house with the feels of Spring. Even though Summer unofficially started… lol! Then let the weeding begin! But first a walk. Walking gives me not only needed exercise but a time to feel the breeze go through my hair, to see each and every beautiful thing on my path and a cherished time of being alone where I clear my mind. Perhaps it’s needed therapy… whatever it is… I need to walk! I let peacefulness rain down all around me… and now a days… I need that.

A Quiet Path Up… from our walk in Nothe Gardens of Weymouth, England.

Garden Bouquets

Kitchen Bouquets
Living room Bouquet
Lovely iris in a vase from Italy.

What’s in your Weed Garden?

As for weeding… it’s also exercise but therapy for my mind as well… until my back begins to scream! At this time of year we tend to have more weeds in the garden then flowers.

My mother planted a packet of Forget Me Nots 50+ years ago and now they have taken over! Don’t get me wrong… they are beautiful until they are finished and gone to seed. I yank them out every year and they come back again in full force. That’s okay… it’s My Mom saying…
“Forget Me Not!” 💙


These gorgeous bushes are in full bloom here!

Lots of Bouquets!

Lake Views Again

It’s so good to be back. We have some catching up to do here at the LakeHouse. Mainly weeding and chatting with the neighbors. So I will be back with more next week. Thanks for the visit… I appreciate all your lovely comments!

40 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #176 Edinboro or Edinburgh?

  1. Absolutely beautiful blooms, and the Forget Me Nots made me smile. I have a small patch and they pop up all over but not as challenging as Lily of the Valley. 🙂 Enjoy your peaceful summer at the lake. I’ll be pulling weeds today too, but my back is already screaming. 🙂

    1. Scream it does!
      The Rhododendrons are putting on a show and I am amazed of how many Bumble Bees fly by when I am weeding. It brings a smile to my face.
      Happy June to you tomorrow!

    1. Thank you Chris. I have been amazed by how many bees I am seeing. They bring a smile to my face!
      Enjoy the week!

  2. Good morning, Nancy. I am happy for you that you are back at the lake and your beloved Edinboro. The rhododendrons are gorgeous, love their happy color. Enjoy your walks and the peace that they can give. Happy Tuesday, my friend. I am off to the hydrangea farm and a visit with my sweet friend!

  3. So many beautiful flowers! Walking is such great therapy, and I’m sure there are so many beautiful places to walk near the lake. That is so nice that you got to visit your sister city Edinburgh in Scotland! Enjoy the summer at the lake and keeping your suitcase unpacked for a while 🙂

    1. Yes! The suitcases are staying unpacked. But first I have one that still needs unpacking. Lol!
      Happy June to you tomorrow my friend!

  4. Safe travels to PA. I know it will be so good to be back, especially as the summer is heating up. Your garden here is lovely and I’m very fond of the forget-me-nots. I’ve never had good luck with those! Looking forward to your PA posts!

  5. Nancy, I feel the peacefulness of your lake. So interesting your lake is pronounced the same way as Edinburgh Scotland.
    Your rhododendrones are exquisite and I love the story of the forget-me- nots.
    I enjoy your adventures.

    1. Oh Bonnie… it was so good to hear from you. And yes… every time I see forget me nots here at the LakeHouse… I think of my Mom.
      Thank you for the visit and enjoying the flowers and such. Happy June!

  6. Thanks on the education about Edinboro and Edinburgh–I had no idea and I love learning new things. You seem to take your yearly transition in stride as there are beauties both places. Meanwhile, I love the memories you captured of that beautiful staircase in Weymouth; it is a frame worthy photo! Have a wonderful week, Nancy!

    1. Oh, the “Stairway to Heaven!” That’s what I called it. 😊 Thank you for enjoying it!
      I’m glad I could share that little piece of new knowledge with you. I too had no idea until I heard the Scots themselves pronouncing the city name.
      And the transition is easy until the weeding begins. I am temporarily bent over and can not straighten up. 😂
      Happy June my friend!

    1. Oh how good to hear from you! Yes… as you know this is another place we can call Paradise!
      Happy June to you! I need to get caught up with you I have not been on Facebook as much.
      Happy June my friend!

  7. Everything is looking so gorgeous and beautiful, Nancy. I was only thinking the other day that you and Sweet Man would be headingto the LakeHouse soon 🥰 Happy Summer – today (June 1) is our official first day of Winter and, as always, I’m looking forward to some cooler weather.

    1. And here we are… at the LakeHouse!
      I’m so glad you were thinking of us.
      So winter begins for you… well enjoy your cooler temperatures.
      Happy June Clare! 😊

  8. Welcome “home”. You must have only been in AZ for a few days prior to your return east. And you have walked right into that summer you love. I will stay in touch here. We will be in New England for 2 weeks at the end of June. I too, look forward to cooler temps on the NH coast. Donna

    Love all the flowers blooming and the forget-nots are so symbolic. good for your mom knowing you would love/hate them…thats what moms are for. lol

    1. I tried real hard to get in contact with you but time just got away from me as we were not in AZ for very long after our trip. So this Fall we shall connect!
      Enjoy your summer and enjoy New Hampshire!

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