Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Beauty


I am surrounded by bountiful vineyards...


acres of fruit orchards and fields. Protected by great bodies of water....



and at this time of year plenty of greenhouses.


I escaped for a few hours to be enveloped by the most beautiful of flowers and plants for the Holiday season.



* The frilly white petals of a new variety of cyclamen.
* Ice wine grapes awaiting the frigid temperatures to be harvested.

15 comments:

Pondside said...

You live in such a beautiful part of the country - I've never seen NotL at Christmas time, but I imagine that it will be lovely.
Your header is very, very sweet!

June said...

Susan you certainly are surrounded by beauty! Your photos are so lovley. I adore the one of the grapevines.
Miss Maddie is a darling in your new blog banner...so cute!
hugs

snoopydog said...

So pretty! You certainly live in a beautiful area. I really like your sweet header! Have a lovely weekend. Ros and Oscar

Sweet William Primitives said...

Oh Susan! I just love your new banner..Miss Maddie looks like a winter princess! (: I also love your photos..Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! I think our next trip
to Victoria should be in the winter!(: Sending you hugs!

victorian parlor II said...

How beautiful! The flowers are gorgeous:). I really like your new banner too!

Blessings,

Kim

Joyce said...

Very pretty photos...so hard to comprehend the weather changes and that the Holiday "really" is upon us, since where I live it's still very warm.
I love your new blog header...so cute!!

Zuzu said...

Gorgeous photos! How wonderful to get out and about and see all this beauty!
Wishing you a lovely week, Susan!
~ Zuzu

Toni aka irishlas said...

Lovely photo's as always.
I love cyclamen though it never fares well with me.

Julia said...

Someday I want to try Ice Wine, sounds so yummy! Love the photos of the Cylamen!

Sea Angels said...

That is just the cutest Winter header I have seen to date !!!
I love it Susan, thankyou for your support in entering my 'Give Away' and Good Luck, I just love this season xxx and look at all those beautiful poinsettas.
Hugs Lynn xxx

Heather said...

such loveliness! there is such beauty even in the winter. I hope you had a wonderful holiday! I cant wait to see more of your winter wonderland photos :)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Susan look at Miss Maddie standing amongst that Winter Wonderland...how darling she looks!!! And you are indeed surrounded by beauty with all those delightful blooms...I can almost smell them from here...Stay cozy up there...Dzintra♥x

Red Hill General Store said...

Wow what beautiful images and an amazing blog. The flowers are especially beautiful.

Penelope's Beehive said...

My apologies Susan...my visit to you is very much overdue.
The blooms up your way are so very lovely! Although, I should reckon that by now the snowflakes may be flying something fierce. Tuck in with sweet Miss Maddie and stay cosy!
Warmly, Judy xo

Cottage Garden said...

Apologies Susan, my visit is way overdue. Such lovely late autumn mellowness, however I'm sure by now the snow has arrived in earnest!

I love those Ice wine grapes. Aaah Maddie looks so sweet in your new festive header.

Jeanne
x