It was beginning to look like spring. Then we had two snow storms with another in the forecast. Fellow bloggers are showing colourful spring flowers which will be months away for us. Looking through photos from last summer, I discovered some colour of a different sort. It made me smile!
We turned off Veterans Memorial Highway to Coleman on our way to Cedar Dunes. Just past the exit, a riot of colour caught our eyes.
My husband pulled over and cameras appeared out of the back seat. There was much to see.
The buoys were many and in various colours hung from a huge tree. We had seen something similar last year on our way to Point Prim Lighthouse. At the base of the tree, a miniature dory, like those used in the oyster fishery, leaned against the tree.
Oyster tongs rested in the boat and on the tree. The garden was different from the one near Point Prim in another way however. It was home to garden gnomes.
There were tree stump houses surrounded with toad stools where the little creatures congregated. A train load of the tiny creatures was on its way to the buoy tree.
A red door attached to a tree looked as if it was a portal to a magic underground world where the little creatures came to life.
The old barn was charming too, though it had seen better days. The house was attractively decorated as well and the grounds were well maintained.
The owner arrived home as we photographed his yard. He told us people stop every day to take pictures but one Saturday was particularly busy. He discovered later his property was part of a scavenger hunt for a wedding celebration.
Caught in the grip of winter weather, memories and photos of summer keep us going.
Hello! Loved the whimsical and colorful photos! Have a great weekend.
Wow that is different I must say and so colourful in winter. Hope you enjoy your weekend Diane
Not much colour around at the moment, just whites and greys and browns, so it's nice to fall back of the colourful photos of a warmer season.
I simply love the happy decorations made with buoys, but the adorable little gnomes are my favorite! Thank you for sharing your colorful scenery, Marie. :-)
That certainly added delight to your day and now to ours.
we have had a very snowy march here at the jersey shore. cold temperatures and another nor'easter in our forecast!!
what a GREAT find this house was, so colorful and fun...make me happy just seeing the pictures!!!
and a wedding scavenger hunt, now that sounds fun!!!
It is amazing how just a few bright colors can make such a difference when so much gray and black is around.
A creative and colourful property!
What a delightful place. It must buoy lots of people's day in grey times. Thank you.
I love the buoy tree! So colourful...Once my front yard tree is big enough I will be the person on my street hanging all kinds of colourful things in it!
Very pretty! And so nice to see to give hope of summer to come! Andrea
What a nice visual experience and all that colour is so wonderful to see. Thanks for sharing, Marie.
The pictures are so bring and cheery. I love it when someone decorates nature with a bit of added color.
This world needs more crazy people like that. Buoys will be buoys!
A good place to get a few pictures. Every time it seems like spring has arrived around here we get a good snowstorm too. We just had one last night. We're covered in snow again around here.
So colourful , there used to be a tree like this in Dorset until it blew down a few years ago. it always made me smile! Sarah x
Part of a scavenger hunt for a wedding. That sounds fun.
Sounds like the owner has a great outlook and personality.
What fun ! I'll bet the people who live there are as interesting as their displays.
Thanks, Mildred. You too.
It is a colourful display, Diane.
I needed to find some colour, Shammi.
The gnomes are cute, Jan.
I needed some colour, AC. It’s been a long winter.
The wedding scavenger hunt is a great idea, Debbie.
I needed some colour, Tabor.
Indeed it is, William.
🙂 It does indeed, EC.
That tree will make people smile, Jenn.
I need a bit of hope these days, Andrea.
That place is a feast for the eyes, Bill.
Me too, Barbara. I welcome a bit of decoration in nature too.
Good one, John!
Here too, Ratty. I am tired of winter!
This place made us smile, Sarah.
A scavenger hunt at a wedding sounds great to me too, HW.
I think the people are interesting, Ginnie, and friendly.
Very true Marie. Thank heavens for people with such a colourful sense of fun 😀
I love it all, but the tree stump gnome homes are a new idea to me and especially enjoyed! I was looking at my summer and fall pictures late last week and it was a welcome diversion from the blah outside my window. It's nearly spring -- at least by the calendar, Marie!
It's amazing how creative some people are with their yards and gardens. I wish I was that good at making our yard attractive. I hope you get some warm weather soon. We've had blooms, but have snow in our forecast, so I'm worried all of the flowers are going to freeze.
I love these places, PDP.
A storm tomorrow again, Jenny! Ugh!
We are a long way from flowers, Danielle!
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