I remember the first time I saw turkey vultures I ran out of the house and into the meadow to watch them land like aeroplanes on a landing strip. Circling above your head in the mid day sun these birds have such a strong presence. Soaring and always watching us, they are beautiful yet strangely sinister members of our natural habitat.
Meet the herd of friendly alpacas! This woolly group come in different shapes and sizes and colours. Fluffy and lovable, I adore their sweet and unique personalities!
Summer is here and the strawberry patch is full of sweet juicy pungent strawberries. The pretty teacups come out and the community unites to celebrate the sweet fruity taste of sunshine. Homemade cakes and gateaux and pretty floral dresses... who wouldn't want to be a part of the strawberry social!?
Magical orbs on the horizon, the sand dunes provide peace and tranquility. Sunny days spent lazing in a hammock... toes burning on the hot sand... swimming in the warm water and a picnic at sunset. Everybody loves it here.
Greeting visitors like a badge that says "Hello, my name is....", they are always there, the ultimate pillar of the community. For me they iconically represent life in small town North America.
Heirloom Tomato Harvest
What better joy is there than homegrown heirloom tomatoes! Its harvest time... the tablecloth is on the table and the garden beckons a bounty of juicy tomatoes in all shapes and sizes. Heaven.
Coyote packs dominate our countryside. Though sightings are rare, we are surrounded by them. The sound of howling and yapping at night is both sinister and magical. Killing livestock and terrorizing farmers, these animals are both the hunter and the hunted.
Available in two colour ways: Putty and Golden
Eastern Red Cedar trees and rough grassy scrub dominate the landscape on Chuckery Hill. Home to large volumes of deer and rabbits seen often at dawn and dusk. Unassuming yet beautiful, this area is known to locals as the "green bush".
The Crystal Palace and Picton Fairgrounds host so much joy in our small town. A cheese festival, garden show, wedding parties and the Picton Fall Fair to name a few. Sunny days spent laying in the grass watching a baseball game. Cakes lined up in a bake off, tractors lined up in a tractor pull, dogs paraded in the dog show... small town happiness makes this historical property sparkle today.
Fragrance fills the County air in spring time. Birds sing and the land is alive once more. These abundant blooms line our roads and fill our hearts with joy as we embrace the warm spring sunshine. Lilacs, lilacs everywhere!
Available in two colour ways: Cream and Purple
The steak is on the grill and we just opened a bottle of local County Pinot Noir. Savour the sunshine and immense labour that went into making this delicious bottle. Happiness is grapevines ladened with fruit and the most abundant harvest from our unique County terroir.
You hear them before you see them, the Canada Geese are migrating. Honking so loud at dawn and dusk, the skies are filled with spectacular streams of these special birds on the move. A sight to behold.
The sun is high in the sky and the water is glistening. Hallowell Cove is filled with sailboats. Lake Ontario beckons and a beautiful breeze cooperates. There really is nothing is better than having the wind at your sails on a day like this.