Monday, October 31, 2011

Farewell My Garden

Hello everyone,
    We had a lot of rain and wind here yesterday but many areas had their first snowfall.I wonder if that is a sign of what kind of a winter we will have. Last year we had a green Christmas so I am hoping for early December snow but not necessarily before then! Speaking of Christmas last year I had a Christmas blog that I started early in November but all the photos accidentally got deleted so on the weekend I spent some time trying to put them back on but I haven't decided yet whether to have a separate blog for Christmas or not.
Hope I am not the only one thinking about Christmas before October is over!
Anyway,today it is time to bid goodbye to our garden for another season. Much of the cleanup is done and the roses will have to be banked in the next couple of weeks so my days of going out to the garden and picking a bouquet are past,except for the late blooming monkshood , the sedum and some hydrangea blossoms everything else has been cut down.So one day last week I picked the last of blooms in the garden.

Farewell my garden-I will look forward to seeing you again come spring! For everything there is a season and I don't mind having a break from the garden chores for awhile as I look forward to a new season of beauty as the garden becomes covered in the  pristine  beauty of snow!  

Macro shots of feverfew and the Fairy rose

Blue campanula
I hope all the little ones have a safe and fun filled halloween tonight!

I am joining the house in the roses for Show off Your Cottage Monday.

Thank you for stopping by.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Last Roses of Summer

   It is a sunny but cooler day here today, enough of a change in the weather to let us know that winter will soon be coming. However,there are still some roses etc. blooming in the garden.
I picked a bouquet to enjoy in the house.
Cute shoes and roses.
There are several shades of pink roses in the bouquet.

The Fairy rose is still giving lots of sweet little pink roses to me with lots of buds yet to bloom if the weather holds.

A faded beauty.
I am joining How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday and also Hakan for Show Off Saturday.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

On Golden Pond

   As some of you know this summer we had a pond made on our property by Ducks Unlimited and we are enjoying it so much.In the beginning it looked like a giant mud puddle but now it has filled up more and the muddiness has started to settle.

We have planted some serviceberry trees, viburnum,grasses etc around it and in the spring hope to plant some white flowering crabapple trees.I love how the trees reflect into the pond.

A mirror image of our house.
My husband built a little dock for us to sit and enjoy the view and the sounds of nature.

We had our first duck visit us this week-hopefully he will bring friends the next time! It was so peaceful watching him swim around the pond.

It is my new favorite spot for a cup of hot cider or hot chocolate.
Hot chocolate anyone?

Will you have the apple cider or the hot chocolate?
On a beautiful autumn day it is the perfect place to relax!
Our son gave us a rubber dory to row around the pond on.Our old wooden dory leaks so we have to find a way to fix it -so it is for looks only at the moment.

Hope you have time to sit for a spell!

I am joining Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday.

Also joining My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

I hope you all have a lovely relaxing weekend!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Library Tea

  We had a cool damp day today so it was a great day to have my friend Janice(above) come over for a fireside tea in our little library.
Unfortunately, because it was a dull day I didn't have good light for taking pictures as I don't like to use my flash. Janice waited patiently for me to take a few photos before I served her tea!
I used these Spode teacups that I bought on a trip to Maine last year.
We enjoyed oatmeal scones with whipped cream and Lemon Curd(thanks Sandi) .
I have a few Spode plates that match the teacups.
The teapot was a gift from my husband a couple of years ago.

I love the coziness of the wood burning fireplace on a cooler day.

I took these shots on a sunny day a few weeks ago.

This is a handmade lace tablecloth -lots of work!
Janice and I had a lovely visit and didn't mind a bit that outdoors it was wet and windy as we snuggled up to the fireplace with out tea!
 I still have some scones  if you would like to curl up with a cup of tea by the fire.

I am joining Between Naps on the Porch  for Tablescape Thursday again.

Take care,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Joy in the Morning!

    Yesterday was a  misty morning with the promise of a beautiful sunrise so it called for a little photo shoot.All of these photos were taken a couple of kilometers from our home.
We live on rural Prince Edward Island and the leaves are probably at their peak for autumn color.

There are lots of farms on the Island.
The scholl bus taking the children to school on this beautiful misty morn.
Across the river you can see the city of Charlottetown.

My husband and I both grew up on farms so we still like our cows!

A long ago abandoned farmhouse.It has such a pretty setting.
The beautiful sunrise.

I think every beautiful sunrise is a gift to be treasured and I hope these give you some joy in your morning(or whatever part of the day you visit)!

Take care,