Monday, March 30, 2009

Finally some Signs of Spring!

We finally had some beautiful sunny warmer(9 degrees Celsius) that had some serious melting going on so we enjoyed several nice long walks. the pussywillows are out -an early sign of spring!

Finally, our daffodils came out from under the snow already growing.

The mourning doves are often on this bare patch of lawn,pecking in the ground.Thankfully the bare patches are getting bigger!

This mourning dove was sunning himself all afternoon on this cement garden bench that a week ago was still buried in snow

The boardwalk in Charlottetown had lots of people out for a stroll along the harbour.

Lots of snow melting in ditches etc.

The birds are laying their eggs- just kidding.It is a real nest but candy eggs.

So soon we will be able to have breakfast here again.

And our garden tours will be starting up again-we already have tours from Japan booked starting in June.

Soon it will be picnic time again!

Or teatime.

And we will soon be living out here when we are not in the garden.

I am so glad that we have this promise of spring!

Have a great day!



Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

I can hear the excitement in your voice! :-) I feel the same way...yipee, spring is almost upon us! Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous garden this year!

Denise said...

Thank you for your blog. It is always such a delightful getaway when you have a new post. Your gardens are so beautiful and your photography skills just eloquent! Thank you for taking the time to share. You bless my day!

Millie said...

I love your signs of spring...and the pictures of what is to come...beautiful!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I am fairly new to your lovely blog. But I am enthralled with your indoor and outdoor decorating! Better than looking at a magazine. Phenomenal taste you have!

Janie's World said...

I can't wait to watch spring unfold in your garden. Do you have a separate website for your garden tours in the summer? I would love to see your garden in person one day!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

You have a beautiful blog.....makes me feel like I enjoying nature in real time.

skoots1mom said...

oh, so pretty...would love to tour your garden

Milah said...

I just found your blog and you are such an inspiration. Your gardens are the prettiest I've ever seen. You are now on my blog roll, I don't want to miss a post and I look forward to watching your gardens spring back to life.


TattingChic said...

What a wonderful time you have to look forward to! I would love to go on one of your garden tours! They sound lovely. :)

Bonnie said...

Oh I love these signs of spring.
The melting beautiful picture.......and the eggs and the dove.......just everything.
Spring, spring......oh I love it.

cindy said...

Oh you lucky duck!! All we hear is that the "Red River is Rising!!" I went for a walk today on our new 12 inches of snow that arrived last week and is still on the ground despite our 2 deg. celcius today. We live just a block from the Red River and it has covered up the walkway that I used to take in the park. I checked my fruit trees today and no buds are even beginning to show!! It is nice to know that Spring is showing itself somewhere in Canada!! Enjoy! Hugs, ~cindy s~

salmagundi said...

I was in PEI last May, so I know of the gloriousness you are anticipating. Hang in there. Sally

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Carolyn,
I'm so looking forward to better weather and the new growth in your garden! Can you believe after yesterday we're getting up to 25 cm of that white stuff? Yuck! They say it is the farmer's fertilizer though. Is that true? Thanks for your prayers for my Mum.


Catherine said...

I can feel your excitement & your smile..I can't wait till it's time to get back in the Garden!! Your candy eggs & nest are quite beautiful!:) And that looks like the perfect place to have breakfast!
Your captures are beautiful! I look forward to seeing your Garden Spring to life!:)
Have a beautiful week!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I mean it... I am moving in!

Jojo said...

One of these days I hope some of your readers can join in the garden tour in real life! It is not only beautiful but it looks so inviting.

Pink Slippers said...

I would just love to visit your gardens. Beautiful!

Marilyn said...

Of all the rooms that I have seen on the internet...your little outdoor room is my favourite! Marilyn xoxo

TattingChic said...

Carolyn, I feel terrible! I had 23 comments on my blog to moderate and like a dork I accidentally clicked on "REJECT" instead of PUBLISH! SO SORRY!!!
Your comment was one of those. I so want to count you in as part of the giveaway!!! Would you kindly comment again? I copied and pasted your comment from the email alert that was sent:

"Congratulations! I love the cake.Nice giveaway too.

Deanna said...


Ofelias Hus said...

So many nice moments to long for...lovely pictures you are showing us!



Chari said...

My friend...

Your blog is such a delight!!! We are still getting snow here in Colorado also...all of the beautiful photos of your gardens give me hope that Spring will come! Hehe!!! Your vine covered veranda is simpy divine...ohhh yes, I could sit here and take my breakfast! It's so beautiful that I probably wouldn't get a thing done...but to sit and enjoy the beauty!!!

It sounds like you'll be having a busy, busy summer with your garden tours filling up! I wish you the very best in all of your endeavors with that! I bet you just can't wait for some warmer weather and to get out and start working in that yard! Hopefully soon...

Warmest wishes,