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beauty-loving eyes

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

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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!

Tulip farmMy 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.

 Driftwood treasures.

I surprised a group of seals sunbathing on the rocks.

There were over twenty ~ the most I’ve ever seen.

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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.


Wide-eyed wonder.

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.

with love

PS – Don’t forget to drop over to Suzanne’s to join in the Friday Fave Five Fun!

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19 thoughts on “beauty-loving eyes

  1. Sigh… I feel happy just looking at your post. Tulips and seals and flowers and kittens… thanks for sharing the beauty. When does your daughter arrive?

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  2. I found this blog via Nan at Letter from a Hill Farm. So happy that I did! My husband arrived in Charlottetown late yesterday, and until he sends me some photos I can tour P.E.I. through your lovely blog.Such elegant tulips, and lovely views.

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  3. All so breathtakingly beautiful!And the kitties…oh, my. My daughter is anxious to get one before summer’s end. Seeing these pictures will certainly send her "over the edge"!Thank you for sharing your magical world with us, Kathie!!

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  4. Sue says:

    Hi Kathie,Your words and photos capture a similar spirit to L M Montgomery. As a devoted LMM fan and a Christian, I find visiting your site so inspiring; in fact, I’ve sent your link to some of my Christian friends to enjoy as well! Thank you for sharing the sights, sounds and smells of your world – PEI is a magical place. I can’t wait to visit one day; if only it wasn’t so far from Australia:( In the meantime I’ll continue to enjoy your blog:)

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  5. Lorna says:

    Kathie – Your pictures were incredibly beautiful … but I LOVE those kitties. How cute!!!! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Thank you so much, Kathie, for bringing to life the pages of one of my favorite authors. I have longed to see PEI and you have brought it to me with such beautiful pictures.I just love those sweet kitties.Have a blessed weekend.

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  7. Oh, I must come to PEI before I die! All the many many times I have read about Anne, I would try to imagine what the Island looked like, but your pictures tell me that I fall short in my imaginings!All the photos are awesome. I especially enjoyed the one of the duck. At first I thought she had a tiny bonnet on, and wondered if this was where Mother Goose lives! Then I saw the second picture with the topknot. It’s so neat!

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  8. You live in such an amazing place! I look forward to seeing your pictures each week, this week I particularly enjoyed the ones of the animals. That duck is too cute!It must be so wonderful to go out and walk everyday in such beauty.

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  9. carolyn says:

    Hi Kathie I just came in from the garden for my tea break and I thought I would check your Friday favs. Every picture is so beautiful!, your garden.your kittens and your walk are all beautiful.Have a great weekend, Carolyn

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  10. BlessedwithFour says:

    What a wonderous place to live – you are blessed Kathie. I love all the pictures and oh those kittens – just too adorable for words and your sweet dog watching over them, precious!!! Thanks for making my friday afternoon a pleasure :o)

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