Friday, July 3, 2015

Romantic Rose Garden




         Hello everyone,

           I hope you had a lovely day. I
                  enjoyed a beautiful lazy summer day
              here ....wandering the garden with
          camera in hand taking in all the
           beauty that has burst forth almost
overnight.
   


The little enclosed rose garden at the
south of the Gardener's Cottage is in
full bloom now.

I love the rose petals carpeting
the ground.

                                                          The garden smells amazing now
                                                          with the Korean lilacs and roses
                                                         blooming.



Therese Bugnet roses

                                                         Oh! So romantic.

                                             Hoping for another lazy day tomorrow where the
                                            hardest thing I have to do is decide weather to lay
                                           in the hammock,read on the screened porch, soak
                                           up some sun on the balcony or sip iced tea in the
                                           rose garden........maybe I will do a little of all those
                                           things!

                                                                   Enjoy your weekend!

                                                                               Carolyn

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Our Summer Porch



     Happy July!

I hope all my Canadian friends had a 
wonderful Canada Day yesterday.
Finally, summer has arrived here and
I am ready for some porch sitting!

                                                        I gave all the furniture a fresh coat of white
                                                        paint. The screen door was a 70 mile yard
                                                        sale find last year for $20 but it needed a
                                                        couple of coats of paint too.
                                                        Did you happen to notice the color change
                                                        on our house too? We were pretty pleased
                                                        with ourselves when we got it done with a
                                                        little help from our son.We are waiting for
                                                       the roofer to come to put a new grey roof on
                                                       soon.
                      I am enjoying the fresh new look.

                                                                  It is lupin season here on the Island
                                                                  so lots of for bouquets.
The white rocking chair was a wedding
        gift to my husband's parents many years ago.
I am happy to have it for our porch.



                                               We enjoy watching the sparrows feed their
                                                       young in the birdhouse  beside us on the porch.

                                                                The garden view from this little porch.
                                        The garden has changed dramatically with all the
                                                  peonies. I am looking forward to doing a photo shoot
                                                  soon. Also, looking forward to enjoying some iced tea
                                                  on the porch as the summer days are here and we have a
                                                  little break from our busy days.......unless I see something
                                                  else to paint!

                                                                      Thanks for your visit!

                                                                                    Carolyn