Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Country Days

Hello Everyone,
       I am a country girl and I enjoy going for a drive through the countryside of our little Island(Prince Edward Island) at any time of the year. In June everything is particularly lush and green. We did have a great crop of dandelions this year but the season for them is already pretty much passed.
I grew up on a farm so they still appeal to me and I love to see the baby animals in the spring.

I love this farm home.
The rolling hillside of New Glasglow.
Another nice farm.
Gotta love this country mailbox!
Or how about this unique display?
I used to have a horse when I was a teenager so I am always drawn to them when we go for a country drive.

I love the apple blossoms against the weathered shingles.


And here is a bouquet for you from our country garden.

Enjoy your day!

Carolyn


35 comments:

Merlesworld said...

I like looking at you posts at this time or year we are have a colder winter than normal, your part of the world looks warm and full of life.
Merle..

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Carolyn: What a pretty drive through the country. I also grew up in the country with a dirt road, a bridge over the creek and kittens in the barn drinking fresh milk right from the cow! Great life and so many memories. Thanks for sharing those memories..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Susy said...

A lovely country post; such beautiful country. Did I already tell you I once had a dental hygienist whose father summered (or maybe wintered) on the island. She would fascinate me with stories of life on the island, while I was a captive audience.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I also grew up in a country atmosphere and cannot think of a better way to grow up! It was wonderful and in the summer we would drive up to PEI and take in all the beauty of your lovely island. Your photos are wonderful and make my heart skip a beat. Thank you for this beautiful post!

MaDiHaA a.k.a Ratna said...

Hi Carolyn...
Such a lovely view there... I love to see all the photos that you post.. thanks for sharing all those beautiful photos..

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful PEI! What a great post. I love the farms, animals, and the mailbox man and the chainsaw guy are really unique. Only in PEI eh?

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn. Oh, what lovely country snaps you're showing us today! You live in such a beautiful area and that's a darling little calf.
Thanks for popping in to see me. I haven't heard from you in a long time and it made my day.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

The mailbox is just too much!

The lush, rolling hills are stunning.

Thank you for the tour!

Love your garden floral arrangement!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Beautiful photographs! Thanks for this tour of the countryside...feeling so relaxed! :)

Susan said...

Hi Carolyn....
I loved seeing all the farm photos. The little calf was soooo darling. I'm always amazed at the beauty that surrounds us. Thanks for sharing some that is around you! Susan

June said...

Thank you Carolyn for taking me on this drive with you. I love your beautiful island. The countryside there is gorgeous. Such pretty shots of everything you get to see regularly. I so enjoyed the cute little baby calf.
sending hugs...

norhanim md zain said...

Hai Carolyn..such a beautiful photo..i love it..many thanks for sharing with us.:))

A Garden of Threads said...

Thanks for the tour and the beautiful bouquet. Have a wonderful day.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Thanks for the tour of the lovely countryside. Love the barn pictures. I photograph and post a lot of barn pictures.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What beautiful photos! I especially love the one of the horse and the fences.

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Prince Edward Island, since I have known you, lives in my dreams!

Fra

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Carolyn:
For years we lived in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside on the English-Welsh border and so, as you may imagine, this post appeals to us greatly, not only for what you say here, but also for the wonderful images. You certainly do live in a very lovely spot.

We have been recommended to your blog by our dear friend Madelief who was visiting us here in Budapest last weekend. We shall look forward to future posts.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Carolyn,
This is GORGEOUS! I wonder if Mr Mailbox wears LONG JOHNS in the winter!
Thank you so much for giving us a tour of such a wonderful place!
Have a fun week,
Hugs,
Donna

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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely drive, Carolyn! I love this time of year. We were out New Glasgow way a week ago and I really love it out that way. Pretty bouquet! Are you looking forward to the warm weather coming this weekend? I know I am!

Blessings,
Sandi

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

Each of your posts just brighten my day. I start off each morning reading my favorite blogs, especially Aiken House, and your is always so encouraging and uplifting. Thank you for that.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

hello Carolyn,
Your countryside is just so lovely! So Idyllic! I grew up in the suburbs of San Diego - but am now having the privilege to live in the country - love driving by farms and old homes...perfect!
I hope you're having a wonderful day,
Kathy

Heaven's Walk said...

It's beautiful photos like these that make me want to travel to your beautiful little island all the quicker, Carolyn! It's all so breathtaking! :)

xoxo laurie

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
Thanks for taking me along on your country drive, I think you live in one of the pretiest places there is, the rolling hills, so peaceful! Love that giant barn, and white cows (our locals are spotty).
Hugs,
Bella

Rainbow Gatherer said...

wonderful place !
I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

Naturegirl said...

Goodmorning Carolyn!I live in rural Ontario also surrounded by farms and I pass by many on route to everywhere I go it seems.
The barns are a story in themselves!So picuresque.My favorite right now is to see the babies in the fields..horses,cows,lambs..always have to stop.
You have captured the true essence of farming communities in your images..no matter what province they are all charming..especially to me a city girl at heart.
Have a beautiful week!

Catherine said...

Such lovely country side!

Elzie said...

You sure live in a pretty place. I too love the country side even though I've never lived there, lol.
Have a pleasant day.
Love Elzie

Madelief said...

I can imagine your delight driving through the countryside. It looks beautiful on your photo's with the dandelions in bloom.

Your bouquet of garden flowers is very pretty. You are right, we do have the same flowers in bloom!

Have a lovely weekend!

Madelief x

Lavender Cottage said...

Always refreshing to see the green rolling hills of PEI. I like our country setting here too but didn't grow up on a farm, only visited my grandmother's who had a few pigs and chickens.
Judith

Monica said...

PEI is definitely on my wish list! Thanks for strolling us around, dear Carolyn, and also for always being there for me. I really appreciate all your notes and your blogging friendship.
xoxo

Cindy said...

Your Island is so beautiful! I will see it one day.
I love your garden and it's lovely blossoms.
Hugs, Cindy

Gilda - Sweet Sweet Home said...

Hello dear Carolyn! Also I really love running through the fields, breathing the fresh air. When I retire I'd like to live on a small farm. Your photos are always ... beautiful. happy w.e.
Gilda

Rowan said...

I love these photos of the countryside especially the animals. The lumberjack made me laugh - he's brilliant!

Haverose said...

Enjoyed all your lovely pictures from your garden and house. What a adorable island you live on!
I too live on a island in Denmark.
:-)
Rose