Monday, June 20, 2011

Ah!!! Summertime- Ten Things I Love About You!

Welcome summer! It seems we wait a long time for you and all the pleasures you offer us and I am so glad you are finally here.

Ah! Beach days-we have so many beautiful beaches here on the Island.
Love parties on the porch!
Abundance in the garden!
Love picking bouquets!
I love the touring the Island days my husband and I take whenever we can.
Who doesn't love a picnic?
I love peonies and roses and summer dresses.
I love watching the birds raise their families.
Balmy romantic summer nights.

And beautiful Island sunsets!

Now, these are a few of my favorite things about summer! What about you -are we kindred spirits as our Anne of Green Gables would say..Speaking of Anne- did you all know the Royals-William and Kate are coming to Prince Edward Island in July. Apparently Kate is an Anne fan too. So, lots of things to look forward to.

Oh! The joys of summer!!!

I am joining Kathy at A Delightsome Life for her Savoring Summer Party. I am looking forward to seeing how  you all savor summer.

Hope you summer is wonderful!



lanung5566photography said...

beautiful views ..... I like :)

Susan said...

I hope your summer is wonderful, too, Carolyn. Your photos are so charming. Love looking at all the details! Susan

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh yes! I'm a kindred spirit. Beautiful mosaics of all the wonderful summer memories. Let's hope it warms up so we can enjoy it!

Sallyford said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! I want to move there right now! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and garden with us xx

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Carolyn,
Breathtaking views... Gorgeous! And yes! I'm a kindred spirit, indeed.
Blessings ~Wendy

Bella said...

Hello Carolyn,
You have captured summer perfectly!! It is always nice to see your stunning photos grouped in Mosaics!
The Royals are coming to the island, wow that will be amazing!

Naturally Carol said...

Hi live on an amazingly beautiful sounds like it has a lovely mild climate in summer too, the grass is always green and even the most delicate flowers bloom profusely!

Shel said...

Beautiful..truely inspiring

Isola Country said...

Isola meravigliosa e invitante!

Tante Tulle/ Anette said...

Wonderful photos. Canada is on top of my list of countries to visit... And I think it will be easy to convince my husband to go, as he´s all in to fishing!
Have a nice summer ;-)
Anette, Denmark

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Carolyn

Your photographs are stunning, as is the place where you live.

I particularly love the idea of the insect tent. Here, just when the evenings turn warm and balmy and we want to linger out in the garden, we are chased indoors by biting bugs. So, I will borrow your idea if I may.

Have a wonderful summer

One Shabby Old House said...

Summer looks heavenly on your beautiful island. I love all of your collages. You captured it all and left us all wanting more. How exciting to have such royal guests coming. I am currently in London for a week and I have been told to bring home all the royal wedding trinkets I can so I have packed a suitcase inside a suitcase. lol
Enjoy your summer. One day I will visit your island!

Diana (Apple pie, love for details) said...

The first picture (like all the others) leaves me breathless because ther's a lot of beaty and emotions!

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, All your photos are so beautiful! What a dream to live on Prince Edward Island.Just to walk through your gardens is like a wonderful dream.


Bambi said...

Peeeerfectly adorable - an enticing travel brochure! Terryx

Bente said...

Oh so beautiful photos. Everything is just perfect. What a fantastic place you are living in, Carolyn. Here it is raining. No summer yet, but we are going to Spain for holyday this summer. I am looking forward for that.

Hugs from Bente

Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn,
This is a very lovely, romantic tribute to Summer - you have a gorgeous garden and home - you've set such a welcoming home for your family! I am entranced by your Island - have dreamed of it from the Anne of Green Gables stories and you've made it all the more beautiful! Thank you for sharing this Delightsome post with Savoring Summer,

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
Absolutely a kindred spirit for all the same things of summer.
Wouldn't it be nice to have the royals for tea? I know they'd love your home, gardens and hospitality.
You make summer look its best with your great photos.

Sandie said...

So Beautiful!
Thank you for sharing.

Sandie xx

Marie said...

Hi Carolyn - breathtaking photos of your beautiful garden. thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment. Coming from you, it's definitely a great compliment! You have the most amazing garden I have ever seen!

Raffaella said...

Your island, your garden, your home... they are all wonderful and you are a great photographer!

Camille said...

Your photos are breathtakingly beautiful! Everything perfect! I will be no farther north than Maine this year but hope to visit your island someday. Love seeing all the sights...

Lounging with a Latte said...

You have captured summer beautifully. I especially love the peonies and summer dresses. Prince Edward Island is on the top of my wish list for a holiday overseas one day!

Bernideen said...

And ten times I say lovely!

podso said...

What a wonderful post! You did a lot of work to create it and it is a masterpiece of your life in the summer.

I hope you get a glimpse of the royal couple. Maybe you should invite them for tea!

podso said...

What a wonderful post! You did a lot of work to create it and it is a masterpiece of your life in the summer.

I hope you get a glimpse of the royal couple. Maybe you should invite them for tea!

Cottage Rose said...

Carolyn will you adopt me???? so I can come live wit you,, and you beautiful island...hehehe such lovely photos of your home, and garden and the beaches, wow,,, thank you for sharing your island with us. I feel the same as you do about summer,, have a wonderful week.


Anonymous said...

This surely must be Pixie Land, Carolyn! Have you ever seen evidence of Tinker Bell amongst your flower blooms?! LOL

I am off to Slumberland dreaming of Island days - and nights. I am in love with your romantic evenings mosaic! To help me drift off, I will imagine I am upon that fluffy bed settled in under the sumptuous lengths of tulle netting - and, oooh the candle-lit chandelier is dreamy. Thank you for a good night's slumber, my friend...


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, your photos are a dream. You have captured Summer so well and I cannot wait till she decides to show up here! She sure is late coming this year. My roses are still in tight buds and don't want to open up. I guess I don't blame them because it is so cold here. We're still trying to get our annuals in but we are having trouble with the crows. They have broken off all our Astilbes; very upsetting!! Hubby is very cross at the feathered bandits. Hope you have a lovely day.


Beverly said...

Ah, yes we are kindred spirits. I have loved Anne with an "e" since I was a young girl. I've always dreamed of going to Prince Edward Island, and I do intend to make it there some day.

And you, dear Carolyn, by sharing your beautiful home, make it all as I have envisioned.

Georgianna said...

This is a perfect tribute to summer, Carolyn! Your island life looks idyllic and viewing your photos is a vacation all in itself. Thank you for taking the time to put this all together – such a lovely treat. The outdoor bed – that's something I'd love to try.

Happy weekend! – g

Sherry said...

So beautiful! I would like to pack up right now and spend the summer where you live. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures.

Cindy said...

Summer is truly the most marvelous time of the year, one I look forward to all year long. So sad that it passes by so quickly.
Your photos are amazing! You are so talented in so many ways, dear Carolyn. How blessed you are to be able to live on PEI.
Hugs, Cindy

esss said...

Outclass views, Each poster is amazing...
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Brighteyz said...

Found you blog earlier tonight.. and I have been browsing for hours.. in fact I didn't go to sleep, wanting to see what was next... and I am responding to this post because I sent a link of your blog to my sister and cousins and actually used the term Kindred Spirit.. VERY much a Kindred Spirit..LOVE the Garden, Tea parties and Hats ~ Thank you for putting pictures to my dreams...