Monday, December 5, 2016

A Winter's Day

                                                                                 Hello everyone,

                                                         We had another big snowfall last week and
                                                          this is how our garden looked early in
                                                          the morning. The white birch tree was
                                                          bend over to the ground with the weight
                                                          of the snow.
                                                          I did say I hoped we had snow before Christmas
                                                          but maybe I should be careful what I wish for!
                                                          I do love the beauty of the garden in winter though.

                                         Our little Gardener's Cottage blanked with snow.

                                                                 This really old russet apple tree keeled
                                                                 over and the roots came right out of the
                                                                 ground. This tree was already old when
                                                                 we bought our home 40 years...yikes can
                                                                 it already be that long ago???
                                                                 Our children and now grandchildren loved
                                                                 to climb this tree and many pictures have been taken
                                                                 with them in it. Sad to see it end up as firewood.

                                                               I quickly took these photos just before hopping
                                                               in the car to drive to Quebec city where we were
                                                               meeting friends for a short holiday.  It was a beautiful
                                                               drive but thankfully it was not this snowy all the

                            My neighbors house always looks so pretty
in the snow. 

                            I have lots of photos to share of Old Quebec
                                      all decked out for Christmas. It was well worth the
10 hour drive to get there!
                        It had rained here while we were away so
                much of this snow is already gone....
do I dare wish for more?

                                           Don't forget the Open House at Fanningbank  tomorrow.

                                                   For more details check the link here.

                       I am looking forward to it!

                              Thank you for popping in!



Sandi said...


Snow seems to bring them down slowly. May be better than a sudden crack in a thunderstorm?

Pamela Gordon said...

Gorgeous photos Carolyn! What a shame about the old russet apple tree but it will make great firewood. I hope the birch tree bounces back too. That snow sure was heavy! Looking forward to your post about your trip to Quebec. Have a great week.

Janneke said...

Great snowy photos, I also hope to get some snow this winter, we have had two snowless winters after another now.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

YOur neighbor's house looks wonderful in the snow! Exciting!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Beautiful! That was a big snowfall. Sad about your tree. The snow does make your garden look magical!

Thelma said...

Beautiful photos Carolyn. Your place looks so magical in the Winter time. Too bad for your old apple tree. We had snow last week and it colder now and a lot of ice around. I look forward to see you photos of Quebec.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Enchanting, charming and so so lovely, I am just amazed at the beauty you share~

betsy said...

I am shivering just looking at the snowy pictures. Lovely.
Would love to be in front of a wood stove or fireplace looking out.

Christine grellier said...

beautiful ah comme c'est beau !! merci merci thank you !! et vive noel bisous christine de france !!

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Wow! your property looks like a winter wonderland. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of everything covered in a blanket of snow. It looks magical!

Monica said...

Wow!!!! Beautiful!!!!

Uniquely Ella said...

OMG gorgeous, thanks for sharing. The little lake house looks so beautiful. It was 80 degrees today in Miami. Your pictures have put a smile in my heart.
Sending blessings,

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
lorenza marengo said...

Beautiful!Snow for Christmas!!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh fabulous pictures of the houses in snow. I just love snow

Cindy Lou said...

Serene and beautiful!