These fields are located inland on Prince Edward Island. No sea in sight for kilometers, it is a pastoral setting. Rolling hills with patchwork fields surround this property. Across the road, sheep graze on the side of a hill.
In the distance, canola fields give a yellow green tinge to the countryside.
On the field adjoining the property, potato plants are tall and past blossom now. “Another six weeks until harvest,” says Lucy. She knows the rhythm of this place, having observed the countryside for a generation now from her house on one of the hills.
Her property is set back from the road like many homes scattered throughout the countryside. Lucy has created an oasis of flowering plants in this place, huge beds of perennials and shrubs around the house and throughout the yard.
The sunshine yellows,
varieties of hydrangeas
and shades of green
under the trees are pleasing to the eye and the blood pressure. It is a place of beauty, patches of colour
and pure whites, brightened by the sun.
Behind the flower beds, in an open area, some old farm equipment, rescued from a neighbour’s farm, fits into the setting. A home made sprayer
and a plow
give a sense of history to the setting, as do the old wheels.
Sculptures made from scrap metal
cause one to pause and observe from various angles.
One is a bird among the flowers beds.
Nearby a vegetable patch provides, swiss chard, green beans, tomatoes and other vegetables.
This is island life at its best.