Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Did I Say Spring???

Yesterday,after a couple of spring days it started to snow

And snow

Until our walkway had a couple of feet of the white fluffy stuff

Actually it wasn't that fluffy it was kind of heavy

our little cottage is banked with snow-there are daffodils up a couple of inches under all that snow!

The urns are weighed down with it.

The picket fence is almost covered in spots.

Th mock orange tree is bent over

Are you surprised at all that snow and it is almost April?

Do you see our terrace that I showed yesterday set for breakfast-um ,not for awhile!

The Korean Lilac standard looks pretty in snow.

I'm trying to think positive - so doesn't it look fresh and clean?

The old apple tree-so pretty!

Okay, enough already! I would complain but when I listen to the news with all the resession talk etc. I know I have much to be thankful for so isn't the snow beautiful? Warmer sunnier weather is in our forecast I promise.

If you are sick of my snow pictures I will leave you with a couple of collages.

I hope I have convinced you that snow in spring is indeed beautiful!

Take care,

Carolyn

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!

Carolyn

Friday, March 27, 2009

Shades of Pink!

I am so happy to hear it is going to be milder for the next week. There should be some serious melting of snow here on the Island and not before time! I love seeing the photos of all you more southern gardener's daffy's and tulips etc. but it is making very impatient to get out into my own garden. However,most of my flower beds still have at least a foot of snow. April is our least photogenic month here on the Island as the old melting snow is dirty and the bare ground is muddy. The only good thing I can say is that there is more promise of good things to come and it is neat to see the robins etc. returning to the garden. Soon,however, everything will be lush and green until November and then when the snow returns I will think it is beautiful again.
I made a few pink collages that I made from photos from flowers in our garden to share with you today. you can click on to enlarge if you like.
I hope you all have a great weekend!
Take care,
Carolyn

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Redwork Embroidery Apron!

I bought this old redwork embroidery apron several years ago . I love the delicate hand work that has gone into this apron and the cute little pictures of children. I think some people collect redwork so probably some of you know a lot more about this type of embroidery than I do. I can only imagine nimble fingers working on this after their chores were all done.

You might think I am still at the toile party(it was a great party) but I thought some red and white toiles would set of the apron nicely so I took a few pictures for you.

Hope you enjoy!

Carolyn











Have a good day!


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Toile Party!

Today I was pretty excited to see there is a toile party hosted by the Pretty Organizer at
http://prettyorganizedpalace.blogspot.com/2009/03/toile-party.htmlI love all things toile so not only did it give me something to blog about but a chance to see everyone else's pretty toiles. So I took a quick look though my pictures and this is what I decided to share with you.

I hope you all have fun at the toile party!

Take care,

Carolyn


This is a bedroom I did our last summer with toile wallpaper that I love .




Put your feet up and have a cup of tea.




This room has green and cream wallpaper.




I love toile fabric and dishes also!




Our bath has toile wallpaper .




My sister in law gave me this perfect gift for Christmas a couple of years ago.



A peek into the downstairs bath.



Our little Christmas cottage decked out for a Christmas tour.





I have slowly collected lots of toile dishes.



Black and cream toile is pretty too.



I love my apron and toile bowl full of blackberries.



One of my granddaughter's in a pretty toile dress.



Tea in the garden?




Some blue and white toile in our guest room.


I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my toile and now I am going to peek at yours too!