When one is a farmer's wife, cheering about the snow is frowned upon! It makes a whole lot more work for the guys at the barns...and they get a little tired and grouchy about it. But secretly, I must applaud the snow on occasion, because it really doesn't get any more beautiful than this!
whipped crawled into town yesterday to visit my cabinet maker. My antique white cabinet doors above my stove need a little help (they are more antique than all the others...it's called smoke damage!). So while I was out and about anyhow, I took a few pic's along the way.
Our former city hall (now the museum) looks quite stately on any given day...but much more so under a blanket of snow.
St. Thomas Anglican Church is a landmark in our downtown area...built in 1897.
...and just down the street is this lovely heritage home, that I try not to visit too often (it is actually a interior design shop, which carries wonderful things...although a little pricey).
Across the street is our local 'academy of music'...also housed in one of the heritage homes.
And through this gateway lies a beautiful home...which doubles as an art gallery. Their gardens are incredible...I got a glimpse at last year's Rotary garden tour!
That's a side view of the house behind the gate!
I take the scenic route home along Old Yale Road (which was once the Trans-Canada Highway), and stop at the road of this lovely old farm.
I used to visit here as a kid...and now it is owned by friends of ours, so I still visit here on occasion.
Their house was built in the early 1900's, and is a beautiful old home!
And here is a neighbouring home to the one I just posted...another lovely old heritage home that had Dutch royalty living in it during one of the wars. It suffered some fire damage a few years ago, but has been totally restored. Maria (the owner) spends countless hours in her flower gardens and this place is always amazing in the summer.
Further along the old highway, we pass by another old farmhouse which has some meaning to me...well, it actually has more meaning to my sister-in-law (Liz) who once lived here. I also remember being in this house as a kid.
I'm on the home stretch now...and am thinking this place looks pretty good all decked out in white also!
And since I had to stop for a train...I took the opportunity to get a picture!
Although the snow has turned to rain in the Vancouver area, we had more over night. Our city has run out of salt, which has caused somewhat of a problem on the roads. But for now, we'll forget about the problems and enjoy the beauty of the snow...before it turns to mush!
Have a wonderful day...