Monday, March 4, 2013

Winter Wonderland

                                                          Hello everyone,
        I woke up early this morning and took a peek out our window and was surprised to see we had a few inches of fresh snow fall over night. Now, I know you are are looking for spring but the reality of life on Prince Edward Island is that in March  we can still get quite a bit of snow. Our temperatures have been right around the freezing mark for the past week so sometimes it is hard to predict whether we will will get rain or snow.
       Anyway, a fresh snow fall is an good opportunity to go for a short drive and take some photos.
        I have always loved this house that is a few kilometers from our house.
                        These are city homes that look pretty with the snow.

                                                         A backyard shed.
                                         A farm fence covered in snow.

                                      Love tree lined winter driveways covered with untrodden snow.

                              I was wishing for Christmas wreaths on these lanterns or small Christmas trees at the base but alas not this year.
                                                  A city harbour lighthouse.

                                             I like this shabby chic mailbox.
                            And back home to our own snow covered world.
                                    Our terrace covered with snow.
                               And lastly our Gardener's Cottage in winter.

             The snow is already starting to melt some and they are promising sunny mild days for most of the week so don't worry spring is still on the way!

Hope you have a good day,



June said...

Dear Carolyn thanks for taking me on such a beautiful drive with you this morning. I could live in your pictures (with a heavy coat on of course):) Everything looks like magic through your lens!
Sending hugs from me...

domenica.60 said...

Dear Carolyn, ...White Paradise , I say!
Happy week

Beth said...

It truly is a winter wonderland in your area (and in ours too)! Beautiful! God gives us beauty in all seasons.

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm glad you got out to take some pictures of the fresh snow to share with us. It does look pretty. We got the same here and I don't mind as it is melting on the bare spots and road. Enjoy the day!

Diana (Apple Pie) said...

Here in Italy (Rome) it seems springtime today!Wonderfull! :)


Stunning winter wonderland shots! I love snow too, I even miss it, as there's none here all year round, except for the perennial Andean mountains snowed tops. I'm a NYorker, so yeah, I love snow too. Spring will be soon around your neck of the world soon, my friend. Hugs,

Granna said...

Gorgeous pictures! I'm ready for spring, but these pictures sure are lovely!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful photos! So enjoyed the drive in the snow...

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, Carolyn.

It's so fresh and lovely!

Today our skies arre blue and bright and cloudless with the sun just a' shinin' down heavenly....still cold, but the snow is gone as of late morning.

I am ready for spring but really do love winter.

PEI is so gorgeous, you are lucky to live there. I do hope to see more of your island one day.

Zwergenwelt said...

Winter wonderland once again, wonderful pictures, so very pretty, but I understand that you hope for spring...
all the best and good time, cornelia

Donna said...

Wonderful pictures. Thanks for showing us.

Sonia said...

Gorgeous homes and photos! You are making me want to move to your neck of the woods!
Miss Bloomers

Janneke said...

Thank you for showing us these beautiful snow pictures. Your really have lovely houses on Prince Edward Island. Nevertheless, I am glad spring has started over here in The Netherlands, at last nice sunny days and temperatures above zero. Started today pruning roses.

flowersandhome said...

I absolutely love your snowcovered pictures. I love snow just as much as spring.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous photos of your snow, Carolyn! You are a brave one out and driving around in it ~ and it looks like it was still coming down in some of your pictures! I am so done with Winter now. We are expecting some snow or mix by tomorrow morning and into Wednesday. Good news is it is supposed to hit 50 by Saturday so fingers crossed those temps start to stick around.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Like you we are looking forward to spring very much too, but I have to say that the snow makes all those old houses and the countryside look beautiful! We have a relatively warm week in Holland, with temperatures up to 15 degrees Celsius, but it will only be for a few days. Next week it will be -0 again.

Happy new week,

Madelief x

One Shabby Old House said...

I love pictures of snow and yours are always so beautiful! From living in Florida my blood has become so thin that all I have to do is look at pictures of snow and I shiver. lol Hope you are doing well.

Alessandra said...

Thanks for sharing these fairy pictures! You live in Paradise!!!

Nancy said...

We all are awaiting spring, but sometimes we just need to be patient and appreciate winter's extreme beauty. Thanks for helping me remember this. Iowa winters can seem to go on forever as well. We are expecting 8" tonight. I'll have my camera ready.

Your Iowa fan,

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Such beautiful pictures! The blue house under the snow is dreamlike. Thanks for taking us around!

Linda said...

Hey, Carolyn!
How tall is that ladder Andrew's got? Maybe he could sneak those wreaths on the lamps for ya next season! Haha :-) All the snow looks beautiful. We have been fogged in here for the past four days, no flights leaving. It is what it is when you live on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. I've been so busy lately, haven't had a chance to catch up but will soon, promise. Take care, my friend.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Lee Caroline - A World of Inspiration said...

Oh my gosh that is so beautiful, so strange to think that in New Zealand right now were at the end or nearing the end of what has been the driest summer since 1940 here in Auckland. I wonder if this means a very cold winter for us. We don't get snow in Auckland, which is a shame as I remember living in England as a child and seeing scenes such as the images you have in todays post.

Your house surrounded by snow is truly a picture post card image.

Thank you for sharing a part of your world.

Lee :)

Deanna said...

Dear Carolyn, The snow is very beautiful....I am thankful we received some this year. We so need the moisture.

Spring plants are showing up and it is well with my soul!

Your pics are pretty,

Leslie's Garden said...

How would fall down laughing at my post today on our snowfall:)

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
Magical. It all looks Magical.

Deb said...

Beautiful photos of the collection of houses. I would have a hard time choosing one. We are in for some warmer weather, too, here in Ontario. I'll gladly take it. Hugs, Deb

Susan said...

I think you get as much , or more, snow as we do here in western Massachusetts, Carolyn.

Your snow photos were lovely! It looks so pretty there.


Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
I always enjoy a drive around your beautiful neighborhood, a wonderland in every season!! Stay warm:-)

Edith DUTERTRE said...

j' espère que pour nous cette
neige ne reviendra pas
nous avons un grand soleil
un peu timide , mais qui fait
beaucoup de bien
les oiseaux chantent ♫☺☺♫♪!
bonne journée

Unknown said...

hersey super gozukuyorrrrr

Lina said...

It is the same in Sweden. Mars is a very uncertain month for us. Sometimes really warm and sunny but then it can be snow and below 0. Even though spring has come, it's lovely to see this winter wonderland. So pretty...

Iiris said...

Hey. Just wonderful pictures of a snow-covered landscape. I live in Finland and there is also a lot of snow and rain being more. It is nice to visit the blog and see how the same, for example flowers you will grow as we do. Happy spring waiting there for you.

podso said...

What wonderful snow covered houses! THanks for the neighborhood tour. Now down here in the south, if we had such a snow, there would be no driving about! But I know it's second nature to you way up north. :-)

Maggie Ann said...

I too love the grandness and beauty of freshly fallen snow. Your photos are great and I enjoyed each one!

Evi said...

Beautiful pictures. The houses remind me of Connecticut.....
I always thought you would have harsher winters, but it looks like ours here. Getting more snow tomorrow.
Enjoy this beauty while it lasts.

Georgianna said...

Absolutely charming photos, Carolyn. I would not mind snow if it all looked as pretty as this!

Our snowdrops and first narcissus are up, the hellebores are in full bloom and in a week or so it will be an explosion of color.

Wishing you a week with lots of signs of spring.


Mogis Cottage said...

Hello, the photos of snowy white are so wonderful, but I hope that springtime is not far away now.
I think we all need the light after this long dark winter.
Best regards

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Carolyn, your pictures are stunning! It looks so serene and peaceful. Thank you for sharing! Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here's the link if you want to check it out. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

maria l. said...

So beautiful pictures and places

Jeanne said...

Beautiful postings and photographs........Love and hugs and smiles across the miles

Love Jeanne

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

I am visiting from Cozy Little House and love all these snow pics :)