Friday, October 9, 2009

Autumn Mosaics

Today I am sharing some photos of Island scenes that I have taken recently.It is such a beautiful time of the year that I hardly ever leave home without my camera.

I like making mosaics as I can share more photos without making you tired-I hope!
(click on the photo if you wish to enlarge)

These homes are all in the little town of Summerside.

This is my daughter Emily and her husband with their little ones Noah and Lila. Emily's favorite season is the fall so she wanted me to take some outdoor photos. I am hoping to get some family shots of my other children and their families soon. It seems we are in for more rain this weekend though.
This is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada so we are looking forward to having our family for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!

For those of you who asked for the scone recipe:

Cranberry Orange Scones

2 cups flour
1/4 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup of shortening
3/4 cup of dried cranberries
1 Tablespoon of orange zest
1 cup of buttermilk or soured milk

1/ Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, the orange zest and salt in a mixing bowl.Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.Add dried Cranberries and buttermilk stirring with a fork until all ingredients are moistened.

2/Turn out the dough onto a well floured surface and knead for one minute.Shape dough into a ball. Pat down onto a baking sheet to form a circle three quarters of an inch thick and approx eight inches in diameter.Cut into eight wedges with a knife.Bake 20-25 minutes at 425 degrees F.
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blushing rose said...

Your mosaics are exquisite. Have a joyous & united holiday. Have a great weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

Millie said...

The scenes are lovely. Your mosaics always are.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving with your family

kclily said...

Oh my, it is so beautiful there. And you have a lovely family. Enjoy the holiday.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Wow your mosaics and just amazing, I love the pictures of the beautiful old homes. I actually love all of the pictures and I will enjoy my time here...I am now a new follower..Please come and visit me, I'ed love to see you

June said...

As always Carolyn your mosaics are gorgeous. I feel like I'm in one of those old Ideals magazines. Do you remember them? I loved them as a child. I would look through them over and over.
Emily's family pictures are beautiful. What a sweet little family.
I forgot that it was Thanksgiving for you guys. My best friend was from Canada and would go home every year for dinner.(she's passed on now)I always told her that she was the luckiest person I knew, to be able to celebrate the holiday twice.
Beautiful post!

Fluitenkruid said...

Beautiful houses, pumpkins and beautiful people.
Have a nice weekend, Jannet

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Thank you for the recipe. I am going to try it out as well. The photos of your island are beautiful. The houses look very romantic! We don't have that kind of houses here in Holland. You have a beautiful daughter and grandchildresn. It so nice to have them nearby. I hope my daughters will not fly out too far either! My husband turned fifty today and we have some family around in the evening. For dessert I make an apple walnut crumble. Already look forward to it! Have a lovely weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Anonymous said...

Carolyn, of course I love you're mosaics!!

See, the wee town of Summerside does need a b&b (wink wink) and I get this feeling that Lila smells like soft pink roses with a tad of deep peppery mingled in? It's amazing just how every human and living thing has their own smell.

Looks like Halloween can come your way here.. but can you send some of the cooler temps down please?

Love n kisses,


Lynn said...

Not to worry I don't think that anyone visiting your blog could ever tire of mosiac pictures. They are just beautiful. The houses are so interesting. The colors on them must look beautiful against the snow.

Janet said...

Thank you Carolyn.

Cindy said...

You are a talented photographer! PEI must be the prettiest province in Canada. I know people in BC think it is the prettiest, but I disagree. I love all of your photos, but the ones of the old houses are the BEST. Your family is so beautiful, you are so very blessed. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy you lovely rain, we have snow! Hugs, Cindy S.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your mosaics are wonderful, Carolyn. Have a lovely weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!


Joanne said...

Lovely photos lovely houses and very festive scenes too.

Wildflowerhouse said...

Your mosaics are wonderful and the family pictures are to cherish. I shall try your recipe tomorrow. Thanks Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Sharon

Rita said...

Have a nice weekend!

Suzann said...

Beautiful Autumn photos. Thank you.

I am definitely going to try that recipe too, thanks.

Rita said...

Hello Carolyn,
thank you for stopping by snd leaving a comment.
Your mosaics are always so beautiful - so full of color and an amazing touch of grace. it feels like being immersed in the true meaning and beauty of nature. I wish I had the talent you have been blessed with.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn

I didn't receive a blog update as a follower so I didn't realise you had posted such a wonderful mosaic blog. A belated Happy Thanksgiving weekend too!!

Looking forward to seeing photographs of the rest of the family.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, Dear Carolyn, for your prayers for my daughter.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

*Ulrike* said...

You show us the beautiful pictures of fall.

Eileen said...

Beautiful mosaics! Beautiful family!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!
All the best,

Lacy said...

Gorgeous! I hope to go there some day.

Do you pronounce your little grand daughter's name Like Lill- a or lie-la?
Just curious because my little girl is Lillian but we call her Lill-a or lilly.
You have a beautiful family!
P.S. Thanks for your sweet comments

Lacy said...

Gorgeous! I hope to go there some day.

Do you pronounce your little grand daughter's name Like Lill- a or lie-la?
Just curious because my little girl is Lillian but we call her Lill-a or lilly.
You have a beautiful family!
P.S. Thanks for your sweet comments

Cottage Rose said...

What beautiful Fall photos, how wonderful to have such beauty close by.. You have a very lovely daughter and her family, your grandkid's are so adorable... thank you for sharing with us... very enjoyable.. have a great Thanksgiving....


Tes said...

Lovely mosaics! Bursting with colors!

Thank you for the recipe!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving with your family!

Akaleia said...

What beautiful Mosaics, Carolyn!
Have a nice week!
Kind regards

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I think you must live in pretty, all the time!

Southerncook said...

Beautiful mosacs Carolyn, and the children are just adorable. You must be so very proud.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Deanna said...

Dear Carolyn,
Hello from Kansas. It turned out so chilly this week-end...I was not happy about this early arrival of chill!

Good to hear from you and yes, our house has the deep windowsills. I need to take some photos and blog about these charming features. You just gave me a great idea!

God bless,

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tour ..beautiful! Love the houses too so cozy.

Sigrun said...

Thank you for the recipe! I'm the first time on your blog and it is beautiful! A place to rest!

Sigrun from Hillsidegarden