Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Road to Avonlea



                                                               Hello everyone,
       On this beautiful winter day we decided to take a drive to Cavendish  to enjoy the sights along the way, and check out the beauty of the little village of Avonlea. If any of you are fans of Anne,  the imaginative little red haired orphan from Lucy Maud Montgromery's book , 'Anne of Green Gables' you have heard of Avonlea village. Several years ago,Avonlea village was created in Cavendish as a tourist attraction and is a busy spot most summer days. In winter,however it is deserted no sign of Anne or even a tourist! It is so pretty to see though with a coat of white sparkly snow. Although it was sunny at home, at the time I was walking the streets of Avonlea it was a mix of sun and cloud.
        Oh! so pretty.






      Are you still with me?
            Some of the buildings are old ones moved in,while others are new. In the summer there are shops  open, and places to buy food or drinks such as Raspberry Cordial.




         
  While we are in Anne's Land we might as well stop by Green Gables and see if Marilla has the teapot on!
           or see if Matthew is in the barn milking the cows.

     Well, it is time for me to curl up by the fire with a good book- hmm...maybe The Road to Avonlea (also by L.M. Montgromery)!
 
 Thanks for coming along with me,
Carolyn

49 comments:

Larry said...

Oh does this ever remind me of the East! I just adore the architecture! Thank you for sharing! Larry

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Carolyn,this is so beautiful. Especially as we are in the middle of a hot Summer.

Pamela Gordon said...

I would love to visit this village as I dearly loved the TV show Avonlea. I'm glad you gave us a winter tour Carolyn. Thanks!

ohiofarmgirl said...

I love those books...! Oh thank you for the tour. I was just talking to my hubby about our vacation this year and that is on our list! Dianntha

Tina said...

beautiful! i would love to be there

Bernideen said...

Thank you for the gracious tour and the lovely snowy scenes!

kami said...

Lovely place, I have visited it few years ago in the summer, looks different now without tourists...beautiful, thanks for taking us for this trip, take care:)

Designs By Deblyn said...

How lovely....Thank you for the walk down memory lane....Your posts are always so lovely..

Susan said...

Oh, what an enchanting little place, Carolyn. I could just see Anne coming out of that front door.

I loved coming along with you. Thank you so much! Susan

Karen June Miller said...

How very charming, Carolyn! I did not realize that they had replicated Avonlea! I love those stories! I would love to see what things look like in Summer, too!

Thanks for sharing!

Karen
Idaho

Denise said...

So delightful! Thank you so much! Someday when I am not caring for a husband with Parkinson's Disease and a son who's had 17 surgeries, I shall come for a visit! But, meanwhile there is your delightful blog and all of her wonderful books to let me escape for a few moments! Blessings!

Carol E. in AZ said...

I Love the Anne of Green Gables series. Thank you for the virtual tour....one day I would love to come to Prince Edward Island and visit all the beautiful sights there. Thank you for always sharing your beautiful pictures of house and scenery with us!

Merlesworld said...

Such pretty houses I have a thing about houses people I know bring me (house for sale books) from all over the world when they travel.
Ann of green gables was such a great story you could just imagine all the people from the books living in that village.
Merle......

audrey60 said...

Carolyn, Thank you so much.

Roberta said...

Ciao Caroline adoro il tuo blog!hai una casa meravigliosa....ma oggi con queste foto mi hai fatto sognare!Anna dai capelli rossi è stato il mio cartone preferito e oggi vedere le immagini di quel paese è stato meraviglioso grazie!
Roberta

PlantWerkZ said...

Is this is a city or heaven? This is such a wonderful city. Thank you so much for shearing so beautiful cities picture. PlantWerkz

Szara Sowa said...

Thank You Carolyn. I was beautifull. I was a geat idea to ceated Avonlea.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Carolyn I've really enjoyed my visit to Avonlea with you.
It's so pretty and especially when dressed in a blanket of snow.
I must dig out 'Anne of Green Gables'.

hugs
Shane ♥

iris said...

hello
que de jolies maisons , dans un
très beau village
aux couleurs si douces
un rél bonheur de parcourir
avec vous ces petites rues
je ne connais pas le livre mais
je note
j' ai une telle passion pour la lecture:::
je vous donne l' adresse de mon
autre site qui ne parle que de livres
http://irisombreetlumiere.blogspot.com
tendresse
edith

Custom Comforts said...

Very pretty, even in winter. I bet it is gorgeous in summer, spring, or fall. Thank you for taking us on the trip with you.
Cindy

Tricia said...

Gorgeous photos! I guess this village has been built since we vacationed there, gosh, 20 years ago now! We did get to see Anne's house before it burned, but now we need to plan another trip. So beautiful in the snow!

Sandra said...

thank you so much, I know what I am going to be watching today. such beauty.

Siret said...

Dear Carolyn,
thank you so much for this wonderful visit! I love the books and the series (also because I have a red haired daughter with a beautiful nose) and I am very happy, that Anne, Marilla and Matthew are celebrated with so much heartfelt intensity on Prince Edward Island!
Blessings, Siret

Rosetta said...

Cara Carolyn,anche io conosco la storia di Anne,Marilla e Matthew,quando mia figlia era piccola voleva senitre sempre la canzone di "Anna dai capelli rossi".Che belle case con la neve.Io adoro questi posti freddi ma dove vivo io non ci sono!Grazie della bella vista!Saluti,Rosetta

Rosetta said...

Cara Carolyn,anche io conosco la storia di Anne,Marilla e Matthew,quando mia figlia era piccola voleva senitre sempre la canzone di "Anna dai capelli rossi".Che belle case con la neve.Io adoro questi posti freddi ma dove vivo io non ci sono!Grazie della bella vista!Saluti,Rosetta

Amy Jo said...

Oh one of my favorite series of all time! I one day hope to come visit your little part of the world. It is so beautiful! But until that can happen I love all of your photos.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Zwergenwelt said...

Wonderful little village and pretty houses, I love them.
The colours of the houses are so beautiful.
I wish you a very nice weekend, with many greetings, cornelia

Lynn said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful post! It made my day!

Deborah said...

My all time favourite movie!! I love it! Carolyn I would love to visit here...are most of these homes not lived in?
Your shots are gorgeous and capture such beauty.
One of these summers.....we'll find our way there ;)
Hugs!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxoxo

Marie said...


Amazingly beautiful. I have transported myself there mentally and I shan't leave :)

Thank you for sharing.

Marie

Marie Atkinson said...

Carolyn,
OMG I just found your blog thru Pintrest!!! My best friend and I are such Anne fans and dream of going to Prince Edward Island one day! And we love romantic decor. and tea! I'm going to send her a link to your blog immediately!Love Your Blog!!!
Marie in Augusta, GA

Marie Arden said...

How fun to be able to visit. It does look wonderful all in white. Thanks for the journey.

The Civil War Quilter said...

Oh! I'd love to stroll those streets! Anne is one of my favorite fictional characters. Thanks for the lovely tour!

Maxine said...

Some of the houses look like the ones in my little village, Providence Village. We're not on the east coast, however. We're just north of Fort Worth-Dallas, Texas!!!! It snowed in early January so we felt that we were on the east coast. What a day that was.

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
I just love winter pictures. I brought home 6 bottles of Raspberry Cordial in my suitcase when I visited! And, each bottle arrived safely. Imagine that! LOVE the stuff. LOVE Anne even more. And, LOVE your tour!!!
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

brandy1 said...

Thank you for a lovely journey. I would love to visit sometime but guess that won't happen, I live down under and want to visit so many places in the world, wouldn't know where to start. Shirley

Jeanne said...

I've been to visit Avonlea and Prince Edward Island a few times and always leave enchanted. I loved the Anne of Green Gables books and movies. Thanks for posting this.
Keep warm and cozy.
Love Jeanne

flowersandhome said...

So lovely!!!! I always loved 'Road to Avonlea' when it was on TV and had some episodes on tape to play on the video whenever I wanted. But tapes and video have long gone now. So unreal and a dream to be living in a beautiful area like this. Those colourful houses, the surroundigns, can't get enough of it, please take many more journeys around your beautiful island to share here with us Carolyn. Thanks!
Marian

The Zeigler Homestead said...

As a Anne fan this whole post made me smile. Thank you so much!! Love all the pretty colors and the detail on these buildings. I love it all!! ~Susie~

suzyq said...

Carolyn, I just can't believe people are lucky enough to live in such beautiful towns. It is post card perfect!!! Canada is on my travel list when we retire.
Suzyq

Julie said...

Oh I have a picture of me as a kid standing in front of Green Gables somewhere. We brought home a jar of red sand that we must have kept for 20 years. Thanks for the memories....JJ

IsabelC. said...

Thanks for the tour...I can hear only silence and snow crystals

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a treat, thank you for sharing!
We absolutely loved the books and the series!

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

I always get excited when you post anything Avonlea. The village is so charming! I imagine what it would look like in the summer with the shops open and people strolling down the street :)

Have a nice weekend!
Sanna

Alena said...

Wonderfull, it looks like in the fairy tale. have a nice weekend.
Alena

Jessica said...

I am a huge fan of all things L M Montgomery.
Have you seen the series "Road to Avonlea"? I love it. ;-)
It is my dream to visit Prince Edward Island and "Avonlea" someday.

Eileen said...

Recently. .the very the books I have read 'Anne of Avonlea' and ,'Anne of island' Thanks for sharing these pictures.

matilde cuesta valle said...

Me gusta su blog y me encanta Anna de las tejas verdes,
Me encantaría poder visitar ese pueblo pero estoy muy legos.
Un saludo....

matilde cuesta valle said...

Me gusta su blog y me encanta Anna de las tejas verdes,
Me encantaría poder visitar ese pueblo pero estoy muy legos.
Un saludo....