Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
here I am with the second part of the balconies and porches of the neighborhood. There are so many beautiful balconies and terraces to look at and I found it difficult to choose the best ones because they are all so lovely. Here are some examples..
this is a lovely house with a large wrap around balcony
one of the older houses with lots of charm
a stately home
a large entrance balcony decorated with flowers
a beautiful bungalow with a wooden deck in front of the house
love the red chairs
a balcony of a castle
hidden behind trees
love the front porch
another hidden balcony
a small terrace garden. A little balcony in-between the plants.
A balcony decorated with Hibiscus trees.
Nearly 4000 homes are flooded in Quebec. This is one of the worst floods since 50 years, and with no end in sight. There will be more considerable rainfall on the weekend. I fell very sad for all these people who have lost their homes and everything they had. I hope they will get all the help they need. There are many volunteers who are helping and people have been very generous with their donations to the Red Cross. Today I went down to the Rosemere waterfront and this is what I saw.
one of the lovely homes completely under water. There was nobody there and it was very quiet.
the park under water
The playground under water
the houses on the other side of Laval are also under water.
Last week I was driving along the north shore of Montréal, from Terrebonne to St. Eustache and I saw many interesting houses with beautiful balconies and front porches. Unfortunately, since we still do not have a spring weather many of these balconies were quite empty but even then they looked lovely and I took many pictures. Here are a few of them.
an older house with wrap around balcony and stairs
a beautiful Quebec style house
here the whole view of the house
my favorite bungalow in my neighborhood
This old bench looks very inviting
one of the first flower pots to be seen
the first spring flowers
love this little terrace in front of the window