Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas Tour at Fanningbank

                                                                         Hello everyone,

                                                        Last night I went to the open house at
                                                        Fanningbank the home of our Lieutenant
                                                        Governor in Charlottetown. It is something
                                                        I look forward to every December.
                                                        The took lots of photos so you could
                                                        come along too. Isn't it breathtaking?

                                                                      So elegant and beautiful.

                                                                        I didn't use my flash and it was
                                                                        harder to get enough light but I
                                                                        think you will get an impression of
                                                                        it all anyway.              
                                           Shelley Campbell did the decorating again this
                                                   year and she always does an amazing job. She also
                                             decorates homes for people at Christmas time.

                                                                       Moving on ~ love this manger scene.

                                                               The first impression of the elegant dining
                                                                room. I love how the doorways were
                                                                     The table is all set for Christmas dinner.

My photo of this tree doesn't do
it justice beautiful!

                                                          There was a choir singing lovely Christmas songs
                                                           on the wide staircase.

                                                            Just a few shots in this cozy room
                                                            with a red and white theme.
                                             I hope you enjoyed the tour!
                                                        Thank you to Lieutenant Governor
                                                         Frank Lewis and his wife Dorothy
                                                         for such an enjoyable evening.

                                                         I will be back soon with my photos
                                                         from our trip to Old Quebec soon.

                                                                          Thanks for visiting!


Monday, December 5, 2016

A Winter's Day

                                                                                 Hello everyone,

                                                         We had another big snowfall last week and
                                                          this is how our garden looked early in
                                                          the morning. The white birch tree was
                                                          bend over to the ground with the weight
                                                          of the snow.
                                                          I did say I hoped we had snow before Christmas
                                                          but maybe I should be careful what I wish for!
                                                          I do love the beauty of the garden in winter though.

                                         Our little Gardener's Cottage blanked with snow.

                                                                 This really old russet apple tree keeled
                                                                 over and the roots came right out of the
                                                                 ground. This tree was already old when
                                                                 we bought our home 40 years...yikes can
                                                                 it already be that long ago???
                                                                 Our children and now grandchildren loved
                                                                 to climb this tree and many pictures have been taken
                                                                 with them in it. Sad to see it end up as firewood.

                                                               I quickly took these photos just before hopping
                                                               in the car to drive to Quebec city where we were
                                                               meeting friends for a short holiday.  It was a beautiful
                                                               drive but thankfully it was not this snowy all the

                            My neighbors house always looks so pretty
in the snow. 

                            I have lots of photos to share of Old Quebec
                                      all decked out for Christmas. It was well worth the
10 hour drive to get there!
                        It had rained here while we were away so
                much of this snow is already gone....
do I dare wish for more?

                                           Don't forget the Open House at Fanningbank  tomorrow.

                                                   For more details check the link here.

                       I am looking forward to it!

                              Thank you for popping in!