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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Friday 9 September 2011

Tea in the Garden

Hello dear friends~ I am joining Bernideen for her Tea in the Garden today.
No, it's not my garden, it's a little park in downtown Charlottetown where I brought a simple little tea for Hubby and me to enjoy outside.

I set our tea out on the park bench. The paisley teapot I have had for years and the transferware teacups were given to me by my cousin Val. The little saucer on which the ginger snaps rest was a thrift find in New Brunswick while we were over on holiday.

I didn't have to bring flowers because we were surrounded by them.

We can sit and sip our tea and enjoy the view. The fresh air is wonderful!

I brought some chocolate coated donuts too as well as the ginger snaps. I love the pop of red flowers behind the bench, don't you?

While we were sitting and enjoying the view, a horse drawn carriage went by carrying some tourists. Actually, two carriages went by but this was the better shot. This is a frequent sight around Charlottetown this time of year.

After we had our tea we made our way to Fanningbrook which is where the Lieutenant Governor lives. He represents our Queen here on the Island. The LG's granddaughter had been a member of our Young Adult Ministry a few years ago. And yes, I have been inside this grand place several times. It is especially nice at Christmastime.

Fanningbank has spectacular gardens! So, come along and enjoy a wonderful stroll with me. It is a sight to behold, believe me! You can see the mansion in the background. If you click on the photos, they will enlarge for you.

 Lush and splendid in its rainbow of colours. 

A view of the fountain and arbour in behind

Prince William and his lovely bride were visiting here not too long ago.

One can see the harbour behind the bench.

The Lieutenant Governor's mansion is situated in Victoria Park where we like to go most evenings and have our coffee.

We park our car along the boardwalk and watch the sailboats.

Thank you for coming along with me for a little tea in the garden and a walk through one of our city's fabulous gardens.

Thank you Bernideen for hosting and please visit this lovely lady for more tea in the garden participants.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi