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Sunlit Sunday – at the farm

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.

Farm_sunlit sundayThe horses were sunning outside near the barn – their dark, shaggy, winter coats keep them warm even on the coldest days.

farm_horsesOne of them was quite interested in me, or maybe he thought I had some sugar, but anyway, he trotted right over to the fence to say hello.

Sunlit _horseI love the way the sun lights up one side of his face – what a beauty!  Next time I will bring you some sugar cubes – promise!

The caretaker was on site and kindly invited me into the barn for a wee tour.

sunlit_barnThe 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.

kitty_barnThere 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.

D-geese. 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.

goose_barnAren’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.

D&RcollageWithout 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.

Thank you for visiting!

with love,

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28 thoughts on “Sunlit Sunday – at the farm

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  2. Pondside says:

    Your happiness just jumps from the page. It was just this time last year that our daughter was planning her maternity photo shoot – hers was in Beacon Hill Park – and now we have a beautiful granddaughter to cuddle. Beautiful photos of the farm and of the very happy young couple.

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  3. Kathy, your photos of the farm are BEAUTIFUL. But, I LOVE the photos of the parents to be. They look so in love and so happy. You captured your daughter-in-law’s feeling beautifully. I am very touched by her expression. Christa

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  4. This was a lovely visit to a farm, without the cold! I never knew that geese had blue eyes – do they all? Beautiful photos of your son and daughter-in-law. Our son and DIL are also expecting a baby – 3 more weeks to wait!

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  5. Debbie Z. says:

    I love that your daughter-in-law wore the red scarf and hat- so beautiful with the white snow and the lovely sunlight. Congratulations to them, and to you. It is apparent that you enjoy your granddaughter so much and a second grandchild will just add to the joy!

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  6. You’ve captured some beautiful farm pics. The snow is so beautiful there. And your lovely family photos….oh so special. You must be an excited grandmother. God bless them and their little one-on-the-way.

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  7. Hi Kathie amazing photos, both inside and outside. You captured some beautiful shots with your lens and I never knew what the feathers of a gander looked like, thanks for sharing. Nice of the caretaker to let you in for a barn tour. Your son and daughter-in law look lovely and in love antisipating the arrival. Looks like we are both going to be grandparents this year. Victoria is expecting in May and when I get home to the Island I think I might take her out for a photo shoot as well

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  8. Hi Kathy. I love all the photos outside and inside the barn. The photos of you son and dil are beautiful. Congratulations to the lovely couple.
    I scrolled through some of your posts and love your blog. I see you live on PEI. I would love to visit there someday. My cousin was there last summer and sent me a DVD of some of her photos.
    I am your newest followers.

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  9. I love how you peeked around and took photos of all the critters. The blue eyes of white geese always amaze me. Someday you can share these pictures with this upcoming grand…”what does the horse say?” “What does the cat say”… Fun!

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  10. buttercup2000 says:

    Your photos are absolutely beautiful, but then I am a big fan of PEI, and find just about any photos there beautiful. Thanks for stopping at Buttercup’s and please visit often.

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  11. Kathie, your photos of the village are wonderful, both outdoors and in the barn with the rays of sunlight entering; I’m glad the caretaker gave you an impromptu tour. The animal photos are so clear and each critter seems to be oozing with personality.

    Finally, the loving couple at the end look filled with hope and promise. You must be thrilled for them.

    -Karen at Sunlit Sunday

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  12. I really enjoyed this visit to the farm, Kathie. Beautiful photos of the animals and the gorgeous scenery but the most beautiful is the happy couple who are expecting their first baby. Just lovely. Blessings to you all.

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  13. Bev K says:

    What a beautiful place for photos. I’m glad that the fact that the farm was closed didn’t deter you from visiting. In the photos f your son and DIL you captured their anticipation and joy!

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