10.19.2010

daydreaming...

While I wait for autumn to arrive here in Phoenix, I'm daydreaming about my trip last month.

There was Canada where I saw an amazing tree called a Weeping Elm (which I'd never heard of).  It reminded me of the Whomping Willow from Harry Potter.  It was majestic from the outside...


and magical from the inside...


Canada also had one of my favorite guilty pleasures which I can usually only get in England (that's probably a good thing)...


There was Bar Harbor, Maine with it's delicious fog...


signs of fall...


and a fairly large chandelier above us as we ate blueberry pie...


There was Newport, Rhode Island.  What a surprise Newport was.  I seriously had no idea how beautiful, historical and full of palatial mansions it is.  What a place...


they even had a pagoda on the beach!


and Andrew Henry found this sign that for some reason reminded him of me...


I just can't imagine why.

Big Happy Birthday shout out to my sweet cousin in St. Augustine and dear friend in Staffordshire!  Two FABULOUS women.

23 comments:

Stacey said...

Happy birthday to your friends and these are beautiful pictures! Happy Tuesday. XX

Maria said...

J - I LOVE these pictures!

The willow is my favorite! I have a thing about not only "weeping" trees, but the "contorted" (twisty looking ones) varieties as well - and if I can get them in combination - well, Heaven!
My very favorite tree is the contorted filbert - will have one in my yard some day!

These photos made me take deep breaths - love that! Happy Fall!

Thanks for the Bday wishes - love ya!

ps - the sign was my 2nd fave - AH has you pegged!

lisaroyhandbags said...

wow, where in Canada was that incredible weeping elm? I've seen a lot of gorgeous weeping willows but never an elm...
love the pics and now you've got me wanting blueberry pie! :)

bronwyn said...

That tree does look like the whomping willow! I've always wanted to see Maine and Rhode Island. A cruise seems like a good way to do this. And there are about a thousand places in Canada I'd love to see. Looks like you had a great time! And that sign is too funny.

Teenage Bride said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette it is like a fairy tale!!!!

Debby said...

Gorgeous pictures! Glad you had fun. Isn't Newport beautiful? Love it there. xo

Debby said...

Gorgeous pictures! Glad you had fun. Isn't Newport beautiful? Love it there. xo

Jude said...

Oh what beautiful photos! I love the variety, but they all make me feel cozy somehow. :) That weeping willow is gorgeous! You're also making me want to visit Maine (and find that awesome sign! :))

kroney said...

Tried to choose a favorite pic but couldn't!
I could live in Newport all summer!!
Fancy finding a Pagoda on your travels!
I think you should start a collection of Pagoda photos, frame them and hang them in your Pagoda.
Hmmm, the sign... good one AH!

MJM said...

Great photos! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNTIE MARIA!

Andrew H. said...

Regarding the bossy sign, we have found that over time Jeanette does have better ideas.

Last year for Christmas I got her a t-shirt that says "For the sake of time, let's just assume I'm right".

She usually is...

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Ha, forgot about that tshirt. Funny and true at the same time!

Nicole said...

Wow I wanna go to New England so bad and Canada!!!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Um.. the whomping willow is real?

My world is shifting!

Reya Mellicker said...

Somebody did a study that proves daydreaming is good for you. Who knew?? So you dream away.

GREAT pics.

La Dolfina said...

What perfect memories to reflect on. You take the greatest pictures too.
I treasure your comment on my post today... I felt the same way about you when I found you :)
That sign fits me to a tee!
Kindred spirits are we!!
Big X's and O's to you Jeanette

Mary Ann said...

great photos! seems like a lovely place. are you ready to switch your gears to Autumn mode? take care jeanette! verbena cottage

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh such a sweet photos and that tree looks amazing:) I so want to visit Canada one day..:)
Kisses,sweetie
Happy Tuesday

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Ha ha that is so funny I love that saying -I'm pretty sure I coined the phrase 'I don't talk too much I just tell better stories' at least that is what I tell my husband all the time. I love your pictures of Canada of course I'm partial to thinking it is a great country

shari @ little blue deer said...

I adore Newport! So beautiful! That tree is amazing, I would have spent hours there as a child! XX!

willow said...

The weeping elm is incredible!! Wow!

pamela said...

yes, a very cool tree! someday i will get to new england for fall. what a great trip. there is something to say for travelling in the good old u.s.of a.! love the sign, too.

Kellie Collis said...

The house is simply gorgeous! Enjoy a beautiful day, Kellie xx