When my sweet daughter in law Dorothy asked me about a maternity photo shoot, the first place that came to mind was Orwell Corner, an historic village a few miles away from our home. Of course, the village is closed until next summer, but I knew the horses wintered there so it would be plowed out.
Friday was a perfect winter day on PEI, sunlit with a pristine blanket of snow – thanks to the blizzard we had earlier this week. I arrived at the village before Dorothy and Rob, so I wandered around with my camera, scoping out some blog photo ops.
The bushy spruce tree cast long blue spiky shadows across the snowy pasture – perfect for Sunlit Sunday’s post.
The caretaker was on site and kindly invited me into the barn for a wee tour.
The barn is old and cosy with small wooden stalls, square bales stacked against the wall, and a corn broom for sweeping up loose bits of straw and hay- exactly how I remember my uncle’s barn. Look at that gorgeous ray of light streaming across the old wooden floor.
There were quite a few barn cats but they were all shy and disappeared up into the loft when I entered the barn. This pretty fellow was the bravest of the lot and I was able to snap a quick picture of him before he scurried off.
. The geese weren’t a bit shy. They waddled right over to door of the pen to see what was happening. The sunshine, streaming through the barn window, lit up the pen which made it easier to take some nice shots.
Aren’t they beauties? I never noticed the detail of their feathers, or the blue eyes. and such a deep orange beak. But you wouldn’t catch me in the pen with them. The chorus of loud honks and the stretching of necks and snapping beaks didn’t seem at all friendly. But I’ve always been a bit nervous of barnyard birds ever since my aunt’s gander chased me across the barnyard when I was a little girl.
Without a doubt these are the shots that light up my heart most of all – what a beautiful sight. Our son and daughter-in-law anticipating their wee little one with such happiness and love written all over their faces. It won’t be long now! We are so blessed.
Thanks to Karen at My Little Home and Garden for hosting Sunlit Sunday. If it’s cloudy and grey where you are, pop over there for some cheery sunshine posts.
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