20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Flowers, Festivals & Furry Friends

Warkworth, a small village in Northumberland County of 600 inhabitants, is a few kilometres from our housesit. With special events such as a Maple Syrup Festival, Art in the Park, Lilac Festival, Fall Fair, and Perfect Pie Contest it's a popular destination year round.



The homes range from large and impressive to quaint and cozy. These are all on Main Street.







The deck of this home was especially inviting. That table and chairs made me want to sit a spell and just soak in my surroundings.


The town hall, also on Main Street, is the centre for the arts.



Wide sidewalks lined with flower baskets, sandwich billboards and banners entice window shoppers inside an eclectic mix of shops selling everything from women's fashions to kitchen gadgets, pottery, handcrafted jewellery, candles and original paintings. 




This one in particular caught my attention with all the brightly displayed pottery from Mexico.





The pottery and glass shop is a must-see and right next door is a bakery and ice cream parlour.


At the south end of Main Street is a stream.


Another Warkworth creation is the Millennium Lilac Trail. It meanders along the stream and on both sides of the trail are lilac bushes and trees.






There are benches and picnic tables here and there along the 2.5 km trail, and while the majority of lilacs were past their prime there were still a good many blooms to be found.


Today is our last day farmsitting and to be totally honest we're sad to leave. We've enjoyed living in scenic Northumberland county with its flowers and festivals and it goes without saying that we've grown quite fond of our furry friends.

Basil basking in the evening sun
Frannie & Molly
Kylie playing in the garden
Pookie stalking the camera!
Ella and a spectacular Northumberland Country view
A special thank you to homeowners J&J for making this week possible - we cherish the memories! :)

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2 comments:

  1. It looks so much nicer without the snow - especially the trail by the stream! A return visit is a MUST for us!

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  2. I will have to remember to make a stop in Warkworth sometime on our way from Ottawa to my sister's place in Hamilton. It looks like a really pretty town to wander around. I love the Millennium Lilac Trail that follows along the stream with all the lilac bushes.

    I am sure that all the animals will be sorry to see you leave as well. They are just too sweet.

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