Saturday, January 26, 2013

Victoria by the Sea in Winter



                                                                 Happy Weekend!

              I hope you are enjoying your weekend. It has been very cold here for the past few days and although I enjoy winter I am looking forward to a little break from this bitter cold. In a couple of days it is going above freezing and then some rain-just in case you needed a weather report!
 One day last week we went for a drive when we had had a fresh snowfall so it was beautiful.We usually go to Victoria by the Sea a few times in summer when it is a busy little village with tourists etc.so we decided to check it out in winter.
  It is quieter in winter as many of the shops and restaurants are closed for the season.
             It is only a half hour drive from our home.
   


                Just outside the village is this lovely old church that now has a cafe and a dental office in it.Sad to see so many of our little country church closing down.          
        A little further up the road we went for a walk in the woods where there is a summer tourist attraction-a car life museum.

                                          Sorry,I couldn't resist.
                                               It was a beautiful day for a walk.

                                                        Country roads.

                        Thank you for coming along for the drive.If you would like to see Victoria by the Sea in summer click here.

                                                    I really loved their lupins!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Carolyn

40 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW.

That top photo should be made into your next Christmas cards - or at the very least on a Calender or a poster.

Absolutely fabulous!

Lavender Cottage said...

Such a quaint village Carolyn, so typical of PEI and why people are attracted to your province.
Interesting about the small country churches; we have several small ones in our community struggling to stay open. Who knows, they may become someone's home or a cafe too.
Judith

Sarah said...

Carolyn, this is a winter wonderland. Your images are post card perfect. Thank you for taking us along.

I'm Sally. said...

SO picturesque! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos, Carolyn!

Susan said...

Ohhhh, loved the tour, Carolyn. I also checked on what it looks like in summer and ohhhhh, it made me YEARN for warm weather and flowers!

Well, guess it will come soon enough, right? We must be patient.

I'd like to stay at that inn in one of the photos!

Take care and thanks for inviting us along! Susan

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a beautiful winter tour. Such lovely homes. And so gorgeous with the snow. That shot of the blue door is spectacular!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Your visit to this beautiful and quaint wintery village is just magical. The photos are spectacular. Thank you for bringing us on your journey.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful!
I will dream of the lupins tonight. One of my all time favorites.

joanne said...

looks like an enchanting little town...with lupines! Love those, will have to check them out this summer.

Karen June Miller said...

So Currier and Ives! Thanks for sharing!

Karen
Idaho

Barbara Lilian said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour around your snowy winterland, Such pretty houses, so different from the stone houses here in France. Your picture perfect photos, all worthy to be post cards, or in a glossy hardback book. It looks like a good climate for Lupins they are spectacular.

Erna said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful wintry pictures Carolyn..
Hugs
Erna x

Petra said...

What a nice litte town is that, I love your snow pictures I like snow as specialy fresh snow. Over here the snow is over it is raining at the moment. But we had a lot of snow this year. The last 4 winters ware beautiful with frost and snow and before that winters it was no ice and no snow. The children like ice skating and if we had no frost then we have no ice. Have a nice Sunday and a lovely new week take care with all the snow.
Greetings Petra.

johala6@yahoo. said...

Wonderful pictures of a nice place!
Thanks for sharing

Janneke said...

What a wonderful village, the buildings all look so cosy, I should like to step inside. Lovely winter pictures, admired the old tractors.

Menthe Blanche said...

Thank you for the visit, your pictures make me dream!

flowersandhome said...

You live in such a beautiful spot of this world. I always enjoy your posts so much. Thank you for sharing!
Bye,
Marian

stricksonne said...

loooove your pics!!! angie from germany

stricksonne said...

loooove your pics!!! angie from germany

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh Carolyn, what a beautiful place in winter too. So many sweet old homes and churches. I studied every photo then came to the pop of colour in the lupins at the end. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your little country drive. Blessings, Pamela

Jeanne said...

How lovely are all of your photographs. Much love and many blessings. Love you
Jeanne♥

Linda said...

Good Morning, Carolyn!

Ahhh, memories...Midge and I visited the church cafe when we visited your Island, and we enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Landmark Cafe in Victoria-By-The-Sea, too. I wish we had gotten back there to have tea at Mrs. Proffitt's before leaving the Island, but there'll be a next time. :-) Their deck chairs, then painted a gorgeous pink, actually inspired some fun things for Pink Days In Bloom last summer. :-) Inspiration can come from so many places...

And, do you remember those beauuutiful Spode teacups, the white ones that seemed as though covered in eyelet with a few delicate rosebuds strewn inside and on the handles? I remember you took some photos at your kitchen table before we dug into you delicious pie and scones! Lol I'd love to have an entire set like those cups. Maybe I'll share them in a post soon...They came from The Coach House antiques shop in Victoria-By-The-Sea, as did my pink transferware teapot, cream and sugar; albeit the set is a reproduction, I love it just the same.

Thanks for taking me on a trip down Memory Lane today. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as always.

Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Rosetta said...

Che posti stupendi!Che meraviglia con la neve!Un abbraccio,Rosetta

Anne said...

Carolyn you photos are so beautiful!Just breathtaking views of your beautiful town!LOVE that church too!Thank you so much for sharing~
xx
Anne

Bernideen said...

We would love to have some of that snow here. I am actually watering my little garden now. We needn moisture badly.

Such lovely scenes on your tour here - very restful!

A Garden of Threads said...

Victoria by the Sea still gorgeous in the winter. The farm tractors look so cool with their frosting of snow. I hope your weekend was enjoyable.

Zwergenwelt said...

What a wonderful wonderful picture you took from the lighthouse, i love it very much, it is so beautiful.
the colours and the motive are so awesome.
Your island is a paradise with his amazing houses and the landscape.
Have a good start into the next week, and much greetings, cornelia

tibby said...

Would you adopt me?

Madelief said...

Your photo's look beautiful Carolyn. It must have been a delight walking through the snow and enjoying its beauty.

In Rotterdam the snow melted away today. After two weeks of ice and snow I don't really mind. I hope we will get some spring weather soon. Can't wait to see the first flowers in my garden.

Happy new week! Stay warm!

madelief x

Lady Jane said...

This is a beautiful spot, winter or summer. You are lucky to live so near.

ARTESANATO EM GERAL said...

Esta última paisagem eu tive o prazer de conhecer e no caminho visitamos o museu de carros antigos, acho que aproveitamos bastante nossa viagem à Ilha.

Saudades! Não sei se esta palavra tem tradução, mas significa vontade de estar de volta, ver novamente.

Um beijo e uma boa semana.

Lauriane

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A pretty picture postcard kind of a place. Valerie

All Things Chic 2 said...

Amazing pictures Carolyn...
Blessings Lori ~

A Romantic Porch said...

Wow! Breathtaking!! Thanks for taking us along.

You weather seems to be like ours lately.
xo rachel

reginag said...

That is fascinating. Im overwhelmed.

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Merlesworld said...

It is a pretty place in summer and winter
Merle......

Bianca Jex said...

Wonderful Pictures <3

Bianca

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Beautiful pictures! I found all these amazing tablescapes on Pinterest and realized they were coming from the same site and had to come over to visit and follow along! Blessings, Tammy

Karen said...

Once again Carolyn I escaped into your gorgeous pictures. I love, love pics of old tracters and the light house pic, I was there for a moment. Lovely, thanks for this wonderful post. Blessings Karen from A Cape Cod Nest

Tom said...

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