Friday, August 21, 2009

Balcony Bliss & Garden Views

Hi everyone,
We are still having beautiful hot summer weather here but we are anxiously watching hurricane Bill as the prediction is that he is headed our way. It is uncommon for us to be hit by hurricanes but in 2003 hurricane Juan(level one here) did take down a lot of trees on the Island giving a little sample of the power these hurricanes have. The prediction is that Bill could be a harder hit,however still to early to tell. Hopefully,it will veer of to sea before hitting Nova Scotia or anywhere else.
On a different note I thought I would share some photos of our balcony today. The photo above is taken from our bedroom doorway which leads to the balcony.

It is a good place to relax after a day working in the garden.
stretch out and read for a spell if you like.
or have a cup of tea.

I enjoy having some planters on the balcony so I can wake up to some beautiful color.
A good spot for breakfast in the morning.
or an evening cup of tea.

the garden view from the balcony
the view from the end of the balcony

this was shot through the screen door
pretty colors
a dahlia
a mandavilla vine
most days I have a smoothie for breakfast-today it is peach
with a homemade scone

Looks pretty good but tastes even better!
Hope you enjoy your day.


Janie's World said...

What a beautiful place to rest and look out over the garden. Your talents are endless!

Fonville Farm said...

The pictures of your garden are beautiful! It makes me want to come live with you! I don't think I would be able to get anything done but sit on that inviting balcony and look off into the gardens eating my scones and drinking coffee and smoothies! I love it!

Becca's Dirt said...

Love your balcony and what a view. It looks so pristine and comfortable. You have the table set so pretty. And you have so much color. Have a nice weekend and I hope Bill leaves you alone.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Carol, what a beautiful restful place you have. I can see why you love your balcony, and the view overlooking your gardens. Breathtaking beautiful.
I hope Hurrican Bill misses you, many prayers sent your way.
hugs ~lynne~

stefanie said...

oh, its gorgeous!!!! your garden is amazing.

sweet bay said...

Here's hoping that Bill stays in the Atlantic! Your balcony and the view from it are beautiful. As is the smoothie and scone. As Fonville Farm said, add coffee and you've got paradise!

Mary said...

Just gorgeous, Carolyn...takes my breath away...oh, yes, sitting with a cup of tea, taking in the beautiful landscape...who could ask for more? Praying you are not touched by the hurricane...take care!


Southerncook said...

What an amazing view of your garden from your balcony. Oh my Carolyn, you must thoroughly enjoy your balcony.

I so hope you won't have Hurricane Bill. I do know living in FL how devastating a hurricane can be and I know in your area this is most unusual. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Chari said...

Hello Carolyn...

My friend, I have been watching hurricane Bill as well...saying a prayer that he just stays out in the Atlantic and stays far away from your beautiful island!!!

Ohhh Carolyn...what a lovely balcony! How sweet to have this beautiful area right outside of your bedroom...I would just love that! It really is the perfect spot for a little your pretty blue striped loungers!!! Ohhh...and also the perfect spot to wake up with a nice breakfast! I mean...there just isn't a view any sweeter...than to be able to see all of your fabulous gardens!!! Thank you for sharing more of your fabulous home with us...I just adore this little spot!!!

I just wanted to thank you for coming by and leaving me such a sweet comment on my "Celebration Giveaway"! Thank you for the birthday and blog well wishes! I also would just like to take this time to thank you for being a follower of Happy To Design...I have really enjoyed getting to know you and I think that you know that I'm definitely one of your biggest fans! I sure do appreciate that you posted my blog giveaway button...thank you, Carolyn!!!

Wishing you the best with my book giveaway! Have a fabulous Friday, my dear!


Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
What a beautiful place to start your day, with a smoothie a scone and a beautiful view of the garden. I hope the storm misses you. I hear they had a tornado just outside Toronto.
Enjoy the weekend.

Millie said...

That white furniture is so nice...and the scones look good too! It's good to be able to look down on the garden and see the whole view.

Sandra said...

More beautiful photos...I love visiting here! Breakfast or tea at that lovely table would be wonderful and those flowers...very pretty.

Please stay safe. Hopefully Hurricane Bill will stay far away.

Ravenhill Cottage

Joanne said...

Carolyn How I have missed your afternoon teas. I have been away and then busy and the garden needed much catching up to be done. Your photos are lovely but your garden is beautiful. How do you manage to keep it so lovely do you keep a box full of gardeners somewhere?

Cindy said...

So beautiful, what is it like to live with such loveliness surrounding you? Maybe one day I will know. I sure hope that hurricane veers way offshore if it makes it as far as PEI.


Cindy S

Crafty Gardener said...

Your balcony is so inviting, it looks like the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon. I hope that Hurricane Bill doesn't cause a lot of damage.

Sandra said...

What a beautiful place. I bet it is very relaxing to sit there and enjoy your garden.
Praying that hurricane Bill does not go your way.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn your home and gardens are so pretty but they are magnificent looking down from your balcony! Your balcony is equally as lovely! I hope Bill does not come your way.~Patti

Rosy said...

Hope the hurricane veers off. Your balcony is a place of sheer bliss, I've got into the habit of having smoothies made with yogurt and fruit lately, I feel healthy drinking it.

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful garden

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Your gardens and your balcony just make my heart swoon. I so hope that next spring I can finally do some gardening here.

Barb said...

What a gorgeous balcony, and yard.
You are blessed to have so much beauty around you. Thank you for sharing it.

Barbara Jean

June said...

What a beautiful oasis you have created here. The views of the garden are stunning. I don't think I would ever leave such a place. Can I stay and linger awhile?
I hope the weather misses you altogether.

Pearl Maple said...

Lovely post, the flowers are beautiful, always feel like the light in the eastern provinces is like butter making everything just that little bit warmer and friendly.

Hoping that hurricane takes a turn and heads out to sea soon.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh my, what a piece of heaven. Your garden is unbelievable. I almost expect Anne to walk through your garden any minute.


Carol said...

You have the most beautiful garden! I love your balcony, too. Hope the hurricane stays away!