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Photograph by reader Laurie Aaron Dahlquist. According to Laurie, the “Arnold Palmer” is half lemonade, half iced tea, and is what she uses to stay cool in August!

Upload your pics along our photo theme for August: Stayin’ Cool to our Facebook Page, and it will be featured on this website! Or email us at fleurbain@gmail.com. Either way, thank you for sharing what you do to stay cool with us.

 
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Ice cream cone with chocolate chip sprinkling ...

ice cream and too many sprinkles

Stayin’ Cool. Ice cream? Shade? What do you do to stay cool in August?

Do you spend your weekends in the heat, volunteering for your favorite cause (that’s cool!) or do you sit poolside with drink in hand? Mojitos, anyone?

Air conditioners, fans, umbrellas, water… greenscapes… let your photography and imagination run wild on the theme of “Stayin’ Cool” and then send us your pics for inclusion in this blog either by emailing fleurbain@gmail.com or by posting your pic directly on our Facebook Page’s wall.

Stay cool everyone!

Treats for humans… and a reflected sunset.

Natasha Henderson, Montreal

A very simple, easy and delicious (oh yes, and nutritious) salad was my fast lunch today.

lunch today!

 I used prewashed, organic arugula greens from my local grocery, accompanied by delicious stuff I had in my cupboards. I “mixed” it all on the plate I ate off of. It took about a minute to make lunch, and about three to eat. My kind of fast food!

*Take a handful of arugula

*sprinkle with your favorite crumbly old cheese and almonds

*drizzle a couple tablespoons of organic olive oil on top

*throw on some ground pepper and dried dill

Ready!

Delicious!

Natasha Henderson, Montreal

Parc Lafontaine is a gem of a park in the heart of Montreal. It is one of those places that means much to many people.

just before dusk...

There is a rich history to the park itself, but you can opt to ignore everything and just bask in this oasis. 

Natasha Henderson, Montreal

 

egg cartons take a pause before hitting the recycling bin, to nurture my little green pals

 

I am a proud mama… not only to a cat, but to a vast number of tiny, green lives. This year I started my garden indoors. I was waiting to find out which plot I was allocated in the Community Garden, so I couldn’t plant outside.

baby oregano... awwwww!

I took a couple of egg cartons, a small bag of dirt, and a selection of organic seeds to start lavender, coriander, oregano, basil, tomatoes, arugula, parsley, and peppers. I will plant my carrots directly in the earth, as they require more root room!

widdle baybee tomatoes, hea-wooooah!

My plants are keening towards the sun… but I think the when they’re outdoors they’ll manage to straighten up. I am really looking forward to growing, tending, caring for, and harvesting these little guys. I’ll be careful to collect seeds, too!

 
Natasha Henderson, Montreal

Every month at Fleurbain we are offering our Facebook “likers” the chance to upload an image, with a short description about it, to our wall. We will add the image and photographer’s credits and story about the picture to this site. Eternal immortality is the best reward.

Our theme for this month is: Fire and Ice. Do you have some wonderful shots that could fit into this theme? Do you want to wander out into the snow or hot, hot sun and take a pic to share? Here’s one to start us off:

A winter walk last February... in the Mount Royal Cemetary. A still and beautiful, COLD day it was. Photo by Natasha Henderson, Montreal.

So picture it, get in the right frame of mind, and give it a shot… and tell your friends! Have some fun this December with Fire and Ice.

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