Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Country Drive



                                                      Hello everyone,

       In the winter I enjoy going for a drive through the countryside to enjoy the beauty of winter in some of my favorite little villages or country roads.
  This  is a beautiful historic Inn called the Barachois Inn and I always love to take a drive by in summer or winter. It is beautiful at night this time of year as it has candles burning in every window.
     I was wishing I had this big guy on video as he bowed to me  a couple of time and then reared up in the air to put on a show for me.



                                             A unique garden bench caught my eye.
                                                  And a forlorn old barn.
                                     We have beautiful woodland trials to walk all over the Island.They are the old railways tracks.We no longer have trains on the Island although I can remember going on them years ago.
                                          I have always loved horses.

                                        This is someone's beautiful driveway.
                                      An old schoolhouse turned into a pottery shop.
                               This beautiful big house is overlooking the ocean.

            Looks a little cold for a swim but in the summer our beautiful beaches are a popular spot to be.
       This beautiful farm overlooks the water as well-although it is ice now.
                        Another old barn-can you tell I grew up on a farm.When I was little I followed my Dad everywhere on the farm and used to tell him I was going to marry a farmer and have 10 kiddo's. Well, we have a barn , we used to have chicken's and we had seven kiddo's -close enough!Ha!Ha!
                I could have got a better shot on the other side of the lighthouse but it was cold and I was lazy!
                                     Another pretty heritage farm home turned into a B&B.
           The old fishing shacks in the village of Rustico.
                                         Cows getting their fresh air.
                                               The New Glasgow Inn.





  And back to our own community -a neighbours barn. I love the snow on the fence.


 Thought you might like to see a summer shot of this quaint little fishing village.

Thank you for coming along on my winter drive and if you would like to see Rustico in summer click here.

Hope you have a good day!
Carolyn

48 comments:

Georgia Gibbons said...

loved the pictures. I love the beauty of white winter, as much
as any other season.

Deborah said...

I loved my drive with you! How gorgeous everything is Carolyn.
I love all the places you visited and photographed and the blanket of snow on everything is just so lovely.
Happy New Year my friend...and thank you for your sweet friendship throughout 2012. Im looking forward to 2013 and visiting you xo

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Pondside said...

I've never been to PEI in wintertime, though I've been home to Cape Breton in all seasons, and it is not dissimilar. Gorgeous shots - I wonder if The Great Dane could duplicate that bench for me?

Lori said...

A fairytale homespot, stunning! I think anytime on PEI would be a magical time. Lori

LadyLydia said...

Thank you for sharing all your lovely pictures. I'm the oldest of 7 children myself and I have the love of nature and beauty instilled in me by two adventurous , creative and resourceful parents.

Elzie said...

What a lovely trip you took us on today. Just love the old farm houses and the barns. Thought one house had a very strange roof though.
You have a lot of snow there now. We have none! It's so dirty and grey and I must admit it's better with some snow to "clean" it all up.
Hope you have a great 2013.
Love Elzie

Lisa Gordon said...

Such a beautiful drive this must have been.
Your photographs are truly wonderful.

Barbara Lilian said...

I'm so glad I joined you on your drive today, what beautiful houses & barns, all covered in a blanket of snow. Thanks for the trip. Beautiful photos.

Divine Theatre said...

It's so beautiful that it hardly seems real! Thank you for taking us with you!

xo

Andie

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a beautiful drive, thanks for taking us along. Just love winter scenes.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Beautiful tour!

Pamela Gordon said...

I really enjoyed seeing these places in winter Carolyn. There are so many beautiful old homes and barns there. Thanks for taking us along for a winter drive.

Bernideen said...

I so enjoyed all your "personal" comments and these great photos!

Cathy said...

Beautiful photos. Makes me want to visit Prince Edward Island! I especially love the old heritages homes, so lovely.
I also wanted to let you know I nominated your blog for 'the sunshine award.' You can read about it on my blog if you like. Don't feel pressured to participate, I just wanted to share your lovely blog with my reader. :)

Happy New Year!

Deanna said...

Carolyn, Your Wintery drive is awesome!
Beautiful post.

May you have a great Winter,
d

Cynthia said...

I've wanted to visit your beautiful Island for years. . .after seeing your photographs, I think I'd love to see it in Winter! There's a good chance I'll be taking a vacation this year, perhaps with my son. P.E.I. is where my English ancestors first landed before moving to the States. . .and I believe there might be some family still there.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Such a dreamy trip you just took us all on, Carolyn. Thank you for always sharing such beauty, inside and out.

Kathie said...

That was beautiful Carolyn - I don't often head up to that part of the island in the winter but I think I'd like to now!

Zwergenwelt said...

Hello Carolyn,
what an amazing village and island is it, where you live, it is so beautiful, the old cottages and houses are so pretty with snow, and I can imagine, how wonderful it must be in summer.
amazing pictures, I love them all.
Many greetings from Germany, still without any snow, only fog and grey sky...
cornelia

janice15 said...

Just beautiful photos as always...haven't seen snow forever...with love Janice

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You live in such a beautiful area, Carolyn! Any place that can look as good in Winter as it does in Summer is a very special place.

Egretta Wells blog said...

It's a picture-post card place, summer or winter! Beautiful!

Merlesworld said...

You do live in a very pretty place, many lovely houses and I did like that garden bench, wheels are a good idea mine are very heavy.
Merle.....

The Country Nest said...

Carolyn,
What a beautiful tour. I just loved the horses and the barn and who wouldn't dream of living in that beautiful home on the ocean, or maybe the old inn. I think I could feel the cold coming from my screen. Happy Winter.
hugs,
Donna

KATHY said...

Your photos are so beautiful!! What a wonderful place to live. Happy New Year Carolyn.

Kathy

Anne said...

What beautiful photos Carolyn! That Inn looks like a post card so beautiful!Sweet horse too!
xx
Anne

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
Great winter shots! I took a photo of the same house overlooking the ocean in Rustico when we visited you! Lol Your comment to your dad made me laugh. :-))) Lovely post.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

relevanttealeaf said...

Oh my! Every photo you took could/should be a postcard! Thank you so much for sharing Prince Edward Island with us! ~ Phyllis

Marilyn said...

Thanks for taking us along! Everything is just beautiful there. I love old barns and farm and I didn't grow up on a farm.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Thia is just magical Carolyn. The old barns and the Inn are perfect. I would love to visit this amazing place someday. Thank you for letting us come along..

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

So beautiful! Thank you for such a lovely ride!
XO
~Wendy

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Wow, that was delightful! I can't imagine being surrounded by all of that beauty! Simply spectacular!

Lounging with a Latte said...

Wow, such a beautiful area. Love the big house! Thanks for the tour.

tibby said...

Sooo beautiful with all that snow. Here it hardly ever snows & when it does it's chaos. Planes don't land highways stacked with cars moving a mile per hour. Salt trucks spreading salt & making an ugly mess...
I miss your kind of snowfalls. The white lanscape, the loght that goes with it.... Snif snif
Enjoy it for me.
XOXO
CRISTINA

Joanne said...

Thanks Carolyn I really enjoyed my trip with you beautiful place to live. Happy New year.

Peeters Liliane said...
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Peeters Liliane said...

What a wonderful and beautiful place you live in!!! And that snow in your country, we only have lots of rain here.
Greetings from Belgium,
Liliane

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carolyn,
Absolutely stunning!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Hartwood Roses said...

How different everything looks when it's covered with snow! The orange inn photo is so striking. Love the barns! Thank you for taking us along on your drive.

Janneke said...

I think I have fallen in love with that island you live what a beauty in the snow. The beautiful farmhouses, the woods and the sea I enjoyed your countrydrive so much! Thank you Carolyn!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Happy New Year and thanks for the welcome back! Your pictures are stunning and you have captured our Island so beautifully in each one. Today is such a lovely day with the snow glistening outside the window. I brought a head cold home with me so I'm staying put for a few days to recoup. Drinking lots of hot tea too.
Hope you have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Bloggymom said...

How beautiful. I live in the wrong part of the world... just love your snow.

Andi's English Attic said...

The first house is just how I would like my doll house to look. Unfortunately they don't sell anything that looks like that over here so I'm thinking I might have to make my own. Looks like a project for 2013! Thank you for the drive. xx

Cindy said...

Gorgeous photos! I will get to visit the island in three and a half years!
Hugs, Cindy

The Zeigler Homestead said...

Beautiful pictures as always. You certainly are blessed to live in such a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Family Hamilton said...

Thank you Carolyn for these lovely pictures of PEI. I was "brought up" on the Anne of Green Gables series and visited PEI on my Canadian honeymoon with my husband 18 years ago (we are Brits). I loved it and am looking forward to a return visit sometime in the next 10 years. I keep looking at your lovely blog to remind me just how lovely your part of the world is, and your house and garden are so gorgeous. Thankyou so much for sharing with the rest of blogland. WIth all good wishes for 2013, Anne Hamilton

Jessica said...

I would think I had died and gone to Heaven if I lived on PEI! Seriously, it is just breathtakingly beautiful in every season!

Padhopper® said...

I am loving your blog. Thank you so much, for sharing your photography.