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Monday, 4 September 2017

In the country

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.







32 comments:

  1. It is truly lovely. You have found a paradise right here on earth, your island. Thank you for letting me know so much about it, Marie. I wish I could visit! Maybe one day I will. :-)

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  2. A beautiful post. I once went on a trip with a friend raised on a working farm in upstate NY. We passed field and fields of yellow, and she mentioned the canola was near harvest. I told her they actually are rape; canola was the name given to make them more marketable (canola oil, for example). She sputtered with indignation; she was the farm girl, she knew. At our motel that night she looked checked on her laptop. We laugh to this day about our 200 mile argument.

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    1. I can understand that people don't use the term rape for their crops, like you said, Joanne.

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  3. Wow! Lucy has created a little bit of paradise here Marie, what a pleasure it must have been to spend time amidst such beautiful surroundings ✨

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  4. LOVE Lucy's oasis of calm and beauty. An oasis which has required a lot of work, and an artist's eye.

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    1. The art there is beautiful and the landscape is so well done too, EC.

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  5. It's lovely to see this wonderful location. Sarah x

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    1. It is beautiful in that countryside, Sarah.

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  6. This place is beautiful Marie. Your friend has created a nice lovely space to live and enjoy life.

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    1. Lucy has done a great job there and created a beautiful place, Bill.

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  7. What a beautiful place. I can tell it takes a lot of work and love to keep this place so beautiful.
    Great post, Marie!

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  8. Looks like a good place to call home. We have a few similar homes with things like that around here.

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    1. It is indeed a good place to call home, Ratty.

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  9. what a fun post!! favorites: the daylilies and all that fabulous rust!!!

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    1. The daylillies were my favourite too, Debbie!

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  10. What amazing photos. Thanks for sharing! I loved visiting here!

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  11. Your first two pictures remind me of the prevalence of evergreen trees in PEI. Here the trees in the distance would all be deciduous.

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  12. What a delight to visit your friend's amazing garden and outdoor art sculptures! I loved seeing all her beautiful perennial flowers, I spotted quite a few which grow well here too. I love the hedge of perennials she has created, what a great idea, I may try to incorporate that into our landscaping efforts here. Hugs to you today :)

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    1. It is a beautiful place, Marilyn. The daylilies were incredible.

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  13. It is a piece of heaven, Barbara.

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  14. That is a beautiful place. I love all the scrap metal and art! Fantastic!

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