Sunday, 27 May 2012

A Beautiful House in the Country

This past weekend, I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the home of my friends, Bonnie and Greg. They have a lovely old farmhouse that they have been renovating. In this photo, Bonnie and another friend, Lis, are examining the wooden trim above the porch, which is in a thistle pattern.  

It really is a beautiful old house, situated on lovely grounds. 

One of my favourite features of the gardens around the house is this sculpture, which is by my late husband, Peter MacElwain (I am probably a bit biased!). You can see only the top part of the sculpture with the duck on an apple. The base has two wheels and some copper "leaves", but they are hidden here by the irises and other plants in the garden. It is always a treat to see Peter's work, especially when it is in the garden of a beautiful country house like this.


Knatolee said...

I love their house and it's in such a pretty setting!

Sarah said...

Looks like a beautiful day, too! Peter's duck looks very natural in that setting - it fits in nicely.

Ronna said...

Nice shots of that lovely Victorian home.

Jenny said...

What a lovely example of a brick Victorian house. The trim is interesting with the thistle pattern. Your husband had a terrific sense of line -even if you weren't biased, I think you would like his work. I'm sure Bonnie and Greg enjoy it every day.