Monday, February 22, 2010

An Enchanting Cottage

My husband and I were out for a Sunday drive when we came across this enchanting cottage in Osborne Bay. We just had to stop and take a look around this amazing property so hidden from the world. I always have my camera on me when we go for drives because I am always coming across so many beautiful things to photograph. The home is on at least three acres most of which is gardens and a lovely pond. The property takes you straight to the ocean. Whoever owns this little jewel is very fortunate. How I would love to own a home and property like this. The house exterior is wood clapboard painted a very nice green. It really blends in with the landscape.

Look at this front porch! Isn't it beautiful? Up above is a balcony coming from the bedroom. A summer sleeping porch!

Perfect hardwood floors on the porch.

The driveway and patio is all brick with moss growing in all the cracks. I could visualize myself sitting here in the summer with a glass of wine. Just a beautiful spot for urns overflowing with herbs and flowers.

A tree fort! Who says a tree fort is only for children? Your never to old to enjoy the solitude of nature. I think this is the perfect just climb up ...leave your worries behind with a good book!

There is a pond at the back with this romantic statue in the middle.

The picket fence really adds to the quaintness of the property. Like something out of the cotswolds in England. Wouldn't it be beautiful to plant masses of hydrangeas all across the fence line?

This tiny cottage at the front of the drive would be such a wonderful place to sell antiques. Or you could turn it into a guest cottage. Hopefully when the time comes when we are looking for a home something like this will be available. Until then I will just dream and visualize myself in my own enchanting cottage!

Friday, February 19, 2010

A day in Cowichan Bay

This is something you don't see back home in Eastern Canada...out door market in the winter. I get all my fresh fruit and produce here every Friday. Wonderful market with lots of variety.

This is one of the very last one lane bridges in Cowichan Station. Really cool! You feel like you have gone back in time. My husband has been taking me all over Cowichan Valley. There is so much to see. Hidden gems await me at every turn. It will definitely take a year before we can decide where to settle down. Until then we are having so much fun sight seeing and just exploring.

My poor Sam got a very bad sprain at school. We had so many things planned for the weekend and then his mishap. He has been such a good sport about the whole thing never complaining even when he's been in alot of pain. He sees the doctor again in a weeks time hopefully there is not alot of damage. We are going to Disney Land for March break something he has been looking forward to for a very long time.

We will just have to get him a wheelchair if he is not healed properly...but then that means first in line...doesn't it?!

This is the Bay where my husband Raymond learned how to fish. He is really happy and grateful that I agreed to move back to his hometown. Everyday I see more things to love and learn about.

I have been living on Vancouver Island for about two months now and the culture shock is starting to ware off. This is the middle of February and I just can't believe the weather. To think just last winter I was walking Pilot in freezing temperatures , tons of snow fighting a bone chilling wind accompanied by grey skies. It really is wonderful to be living in area with a mild climate. Waking up every morning I expect to see a snow covered ground instead I hear birds singing, the sun is shining and so much green everywhere. I feel very blessed to be able to have this experience.

Happy Weekend Everyone! Thanks for visiting...Pamela xo

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My first winter on Vancouver Island

This is beautiful Maple Bay in Duncan, B.C. I just cannot believe this is February. If I where back in Ontario I would be freezing, buried in snow and complaining about the grey days. I have to say I am really loving it here and I can see why my husband wanted to move back home. The scenery is breathtaking and the skies are so blue. I will be posting more pictures of the Island so you can all get a feel of how lovely it is here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Olympics and a giveaway !

I have been so busy watching the Olympics that I have not had time to work on my new post. It has been so thrilling to see my country Canada win its first gold medal on Canadian soil!!! And today we won another gold for Canada!
I want to introduce a new blog here today who is having a great giveaway! She found me on another blog ...thank you Grace and kindly become one of my followers. It is so wonderful that she is a fellow southern Ontario girl like myself!! Her pictures of Niagara Falls are just spectatular makes me so homesick for my native town!!
Her blog is Sense and Simplicity
I know all of you will enjoy her blog especially all my Ontario friends and family.

Go Canada GO!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I love Valentine's Day being such a romantic at heart! And I love hearts!! My Christmas tree is even full of beautiful heart ornaments. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!