A way down over green, low-sloping fields was a sparkling blue glimpse of sea. Anne’s beauty-loving eyes lingered on it all, taking everything greedily in. She had looked on so many unlovely places in her life, poor child; but this was as lovely as anything she had ever dreamed …
Anne of Green Gables ~ Ch IV
Oh, I have had a time narrowing down my choices this week!
Like Anne, in the passage above, I am surrounded by beauty here on Prince Edward Island.
I thought you might like to see some of it too.
1. Colour! Especially after winter white. The Island is awash!
My new side garden is so bright and cheerful.
And Hooray! My hydrangeas survived the winter. They are shooting up lovely and green.
I’m so glad we decided to add this new flowerbed.
Our flowering crabapple tree is loaded with tiny blossoms – ready to burst.
2. Another beautiful spot – I took an evening walk to this pond down the road from our home.
I could hear a “quack quack” from the other side of the pond.
And then I saw Mrs. Jemima Puddleduck waddling purposefully toward the water.
My zoom wasn’t quite powerful enough to capture a clear shot but I had to share it with you anyway.
It was too cute.
Don’t you love the topknot?
3. By the stream down below, I discovered the marsh marigolds blooming.
What a sight – golden blooms as far as the eye can see.
and this delicate fern emerging from the water.
4. We have had some beautiful weather ~ blue skies and warm sun.
So, you can probably guess where I’ve been …
Crystal clear, and surprisingly warm, in the tide pools.
I surprised a group of seals sunbathing on the rocks.
There were over twenty ~ the most I’ve ever seen.
They were not very happy with my arrival on the scene.
But curious enough to stick around and keep an eye on me.
5. I saved the best for last.
It was such a warm, gentle, summery day yesterday,
that we decided to take the kitties outside for the the very first time.
Bella and June (who really turns out to be Juno or Jude – our neighbour guessed wrong with the gender:) discovering the great outdoors!
Sophie is the most attentive nursemaid. The kittens love her. She is very protective. She won’t let “Uncle Jack” near them. She growls and pushes him away. Jack still doesn’t know what to think of his little niece and nephews.
India (who also turned out to be a boy – but we decided India is a fine name for a boy 🙂
Breathing in all the delicious, outdoor scents for the very first time.
What a glorious week!
Even though I’ve lived on the Island almost all my life,
and have been surrounded by this beauty since I was born,
I feel just like Anne ~ lingering on it all ~ taking everything greedily in.
It’s as lovely as anything I’ve ever dreamed.
And I am so thankful.
Wishing you a wonder-filled weekend.