Please let Albus and Victoria, our resident dolls, give you a tour of our little part of earth.
For this year we decided to rent the grand-parents house of Papa, which is located on the family land on the shore of the magnificent Saint-Laurent river, in the Province of Québec, Canada. There, my in-laws cultivate potatoes and all sorts of vegetables.
Here the land takes longer to wake up. When we took our walk, only green moss and some dandelions were at sight.
But there are lots of winged friends around!
Of course, the kings of nature here are the evergreens. Cedars, Pines, Firs are what’s green all year long.
Buds are just appearing. Roses, Maples, Birch are cautious here. They don’t want to get caught with frost!
We will plant potatoes soon, as now’s the time. But the lettuce, carrots, beans, squashes and broccoli will have to wait until the end of the month; they are much more fragile.
On the land, there are ponds to sit by and watch trouts. Sometimes a heron great us there too.
Fields waiting. Oh, the possibilities!
Back to the house is one of my favorite view. A swirly earth road borded with trees, looking at summer cottage transformed into all-year home, to the river so huge we people here call the sea.
In the sand we can find many treasures; seashells, urchins, crabs shells, special rocks and tons of drift wood.
Underwater lies more treasures, and all the activity of tiny things living in it!
With the sea and the forest so near, we feel very fortunate. It is a perfect setting for a slow-paced life and a wonderful theatre for us to witness the cycle of the seasons.