The Christmas lights are illuminating the snow laden climbing rose.
I am so happy that those white lights are still strung on the climbing rose...
they add such a pretty touch to the back porch.
These rustic seats and table are part of the local area known as the common.
The common is a spare lot that will never be developed
apparently a brick culvert runs beneath the surface...
(too close to the surface and vulnerable)
there was a creek that ran through the property
the First Nations used to portage along the creek
on their way to the Inner Harbour.
A former resident, who was a gifted woodworker, scavenged the local beach for the materials and built the seats and table.
Neighbours gather here in nicer weather to chat and have picnics or coffee.
Children climb the trees, run around the site and play on the swings.
Our "wee lending library" is situated out front for anyone wanting to borrow a book.
The policy is based on the honour system.
It is suggested that you "take on and leave one."
The turnaround of books is quite amazing...
I took one for Mother yesterday...
The Lake House by Kate Morton.
I plan to read it when she is finished as it has been on my list for quite sometime.
Looking out the back door of The Humble Bungalow at dark.
Thats a lot of snow!
The fluffy white carpet of snow softens sounds
the neighbourhood feels quiet and very hushed.
The trees are laden with snow...
according to the forecast more is on the way.
Chester has found a cozy blanket of his own!
In between their usual cat naps they have been sitting at the windows
watching the snowflakes fall.
Last but not least...
this lovely white heart shaped rock.
This rock has come all the way from Hyeres France,
a thoughtful gift from a local BC reader.
She spends each Fall season with her husband living on the Cote d'azur
they love Provence
spend many days exploring the quaint and beautiful villages...
we have met up several times and most recently we had lunch at which time
she shared her favourite spots to visit.
Thank you A for your kind and special gift.
Hope you are cozy and warm.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~