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« Canvas-Backed Texture Sharing from Our Front Porch | Main | {Texture Tuesday} The Golden eDition »

{Thoughtful Thursday} The Prairie Girl eDition

A Most Fabulous Day

It was Wednesday, June 29th.

3:00 and I was ready to go…..  I pulled my camera bag out of the cupboard….and proceeded to pack up my beloved nikon and a few fav lenses. 

I took Ben across the street to Grandma's and patiently waited for John to get home from work.

We had plans to visit a friend….a friend many of you already know and love…..Yeppers, the fabulous PG - Prairie Girl! I was bursting to take pics of her beautiful country place….and John was happy to come too! He loves PG's gardens. And of course we both just love PG.... 

We hopped in the Escape and headed out of town…zooming down the highway.....onto the country roads.... around, down, up, and over... finally... there we were... cruising down PG's lovely lane.... anticipation growing ..... bursting to see all the loveliness.... 


We finally arrived. 

Another happy, happy 'sigh'.

And my oh my…. there was so much to see. 

Today I wanted to share snippets of PG's beautiful yard…. snippets of our beautiful day.....

Everywhere I turned there was loveliness… filtered by extraordinary light. Honestly... I can't really explain it...but it's a beautiful thing. :)

Here's John...quizzing PG about one plant or another.... sweet Ollie at her feet. :) And this little birdhouse.... I mean... seriously... how fabulous...  made by PG herself.... of course!! She's a hands-on kinda girl....

Little pieces of loveliness sprinkled every which way you turn....and the light... Have I mentioned the light?  

And you all know how much I love texture.... well... PG's place is texture heaven.... seriously... beyond!

Okay I will quit jabbering and just let the pictures tell the story......

Burst of sun....right before my eyes.....  'sigh'

And the red of this old shed.....  'be still my heart'.....

oops... I said I would stop talking.....  

Oh my gosh....the sweet fuchsia plant! Beautiful.

I so wish I snipped a few of the painted daisies?  Ugh... silly me. :)

Aren't they just so sweet....and happy?  

And the way... the brick paths....which were here, there and everywhere....PG laid them herself!! Seriously... how amazing is that?

Heck, I can't stop jabbering... there's just so much to say!

LOVE this rusty old gate!!  

Oh Ollie...... :)

another of PG's fabulous creations...... in front of her studio (which by the way.... some day may be painted deep country red).... sitting pretty on the beginnings of yet another garden she is planning. :)

The front porch...... sweet little wreaths were hanging everywhere... (made from virginia creeper....  how fab is that?)

Luscious Begonias....  

and the sweetest birdhouse.... 


Heaven on Earth...  'sigh'


As you can see... there's so much beauty..... I do believe I will need to do a part 2, and maybe even a 3!

And get this.... 'sigh'.....

I was inside PG's studio, had just started taking pics..... when I realized my camera card was full and I didn't bring a spare. I totally forgot to bring an extra one! Ugh.......

Wait till you see her studio!  And there's more loveliness to much more..... 

So I will head back soon to take more pics... armed with extra 'memory'....

Please pop over to Prairie Girl's lovely site and say hello.  She'd totally love to see you. :)

To my Canadian friends.... Happy Canada Day! 

See you in a few....



Reader Comments (24)

Oh, I love PG and her work! So glad someone I know gets to meet her! More images, please!
June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJillsy Girl
Beautiful shots, hope that the weather for Canada day is good for you, we have had tons of short showers.

PG images are very nice , my kinda shots
June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSherry Benko
PG is one of my favourite bloggers ~ and clearly ~ her garden is as beautiful as she is. I'm so glad to have popped over here. Wonderful blog ~ fantastic work!
xo Catherine
June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine
Thanks for sharing PG site...I am Prairie Girl4 :) and am also on the Canadian Prairies...Were your shots from the looks like PG has lots of trees in her yard! Thanks for posting and sharing her site, I will follow along for sure!
June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDawna
LOL I can feel how inspired you are...sigh:) You really seem to like her place. I love how she has recycled thing. Thank for this I go to check her site.
June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHenrietta
Lovely series :))
July 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterespresso9
Lovely photos Kim! You create wonders behind the lens of a camera and with fingers on a keyboard! Happy Canada Day to you and your fellow Canadians!
July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRenee
Beautiful photographs of a beautiful homestead! Prairie Girl is an inspiration! You are a good pair! Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you for all the beauty you share!
July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam
Happy Canada Day, Kim! I loved the part of Ben going to the Grandparent's! Babysitting at its best, for sure! What gorgeous captures of this delightful place. The rusted pot sitting on the twig chair....oh wow! The birdhouse with the old porcelain knob...more wowing. It's no wonder you were so excited to hit the road. Xo, Sue
July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue@MyArtsDesire
Looks like you landed in a photographer's heaven!
July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeri
Happy Canada Day to you and yours, Kim! :)
Awwww, pure gorgeousness! ♥ Thank you for all the beauty you share!
Have a lovely July!
July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKia & Zeno
Really, really enjoyed this little tour. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing !
July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheila A.
wonderful garden shots
July 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermada
Happy Canada Day to you - Kim!! And - thank you for sharing the beauty!!!
July 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie
Oh Kim...Thank you so much for that absolute visual treat! Your photographs are awesome and your 'jabbering' is the perfect running commentary. What a beautiful place, what food for the soul! You were just totally transported weren't you? Please, please, I want some more...
Happy Canada Day, eh ;-)
July 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfotogran
Don't stop jabbering, Kim! Your excitment only adds to the delight... can almost smell the flowers! Stunning photos!
July 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJune Scott
Nice series of shots. Well done!
Oh my, that so does look like heaven on earth! I am in love...sigh. So nice that you live close enough to be able to visit!
July 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
you, my sweetest friend are thoughtful EVERY day ... : )
i am most humbled and honoured you would have me (my gardens)
here as part of your 'thoughtful thursday' feature ...
your images are so beautiful, but i agree with so many ~ your jabbering is the BEST!

but more than anything i am so grateful for your friendship
and truly appreciate that you appreciate my little corner of the world ...
sharing it as you have ~ so beautifully ... and with everyone's lovely comments
and visit ... well, is just so gratifying ... xxxo
thank you.

you must return quickly! omgoodness ... the fushias have burst, as have the peonies ...
those little purple 'whatever they are' are about to go crazy ... and that little crescent moon
veggie bed? everything is reaching to the sky! eeeeeeeeee!!!

if any of your lovely visitors are in our neighbourhood, there is always a cold glass of lemonade
or a nice cup of tea to enjoy on the porch ~ always welcome ... : )

btw ... i am not preggers (that dress is less than FLATtering, but nice and cool after a day of digging ... ; )

looking forward to our next get together, kim ...
much love and ... ta ta for now ~
July 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterprairiegirl
!!! stunned . and then some. oh my.
July 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdeb
Thanks for showing us a bit of PG's world! Just gorgeous!
July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
Of course pg has the most glorious garden, and of course you would capture it so magically, Kim! What a joy to see it--almost as good as visiting you both in person. Sigh. Maybe someday, if I'm the luckiest girl ever!

You've made my day with all this beauty. Sending you both big hugs and best wishes for a happy summer!

xoxo Gigi
July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGigi
Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.
eekend to my Canadian and American friends...

Today I have a sweet texture set for you....But first, I thought I would share a few snaps from our front porch.
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