A Suburb called “Saint Eustache”

Last week I went to visit Saint Eustache.  St. Eustache is an off-island suburb of Montreal on the north shore of the Mille-Iles river.  The center of town is the old part where you see beautiful old houses and  buildings which remind you of another era.  Here are some pictures of this charming  little town.


a lovely old home decorated for Halloween



another older home on the main street



a cute little restaurant on the main street



older row houses with exterior stairs



a tiny little theater in middle of town



the long bridge leading from Laval to Saint Eustache



the street overlooking the river



a nice place to sit near the waterfront
a little alleyway

Saint Sauveur, Quebec

Saint Sauveur is a small town in the Laurentians 60 km north of Montreal.  It is well known for its local ski areas.  In summer the many restaurants and cafés, as well as outdoor concerts, attract a number of visitors.   It is a town full of life, but just a few meters away in the back streets it is very quiet and you will see beautiful country homes.

the main street, rue Principale, where  the cafés and shops are located



one of the shops on rue Principale



A French restaurant “La Boheme” which is very popular




some of the restaurants already decorated for Halloween



some people still sitting outside even it is getting colder



love the blue door



another cute little shop



one of the lovely homes in Saint Sauveur



this is definitely one of my favorites.

My Indoor Garden

Since summer has passed and the weather is getting colder I have to bring in the last of my pots of plants.   I am lucky to have big windows and during the day my plants get lots of sun, so they can continue to grow.   Since I miss summer so much I create my own garden room in the house.


Pots of plants are placed all around the room and on the table


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In the back there is a large pine tree on which I have placed strings of lights to brighten up the dark evenings


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In front of a Japanese painting a glass filled with bamboo leaves


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the big leaves of the MONSTERA plant


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I bring in my outside furniture to make it look like a terrace


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a cutting of Hydrangea in a glass.  When they are dried you can keep them all winter in a vase


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Tina relaxing in her own little jungle