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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Favorite Places

Our first trip to one of my favorite places in Old Saybrook...
the old town dump!
yup you heard that right.
For some of you that have read my blog for awhile might remember that I
took you here last year.
It's kind of a secret place that the townie's don't like to share with the
summer folk. 

Well, first it's not that big but it's the prettiest and most naturally landscaped.
In the back of the property the towns people can bring there fall leaves for composting.
That's also where they can come and get compost for
FREE!!!
Now you know why I don't want to let it out about this place!! haha

This year there's a bumper crop of dianthus Sweet William and tons of
Coreopsis. Last year it was a different coreopsis that was growing in abundance.
Not sure if it was later in the season that we saw it but I don't see anything else growing.


That's nature.....it's just going to do what it wants.
I saw some california poppies along the bank that I'll have to come back for.


Altered a little

Original
Ok I'm going to stop talking and just let you enjoy in peace!










Wish I lived in that house in the distance.
Ok just had to say it....I know you're thinking the same thing:)))













Hope you enjoyed our old dump!!!
maybe we'll catch you there sometime!

Have a good rest of the weekend and thanks for stopping by!!!!

xo
Carole

25 comments:

Valerianna said...

Wow... amazing! I wish we had a dump with flowers and FREE COMPOST!! We have a small transfer station, in a town of about 1,000.... it is a nice clearing in the forest, however, some lovely native grasses and a variety of black, white and yellow birch trees skirt the edge of the field before the pine and hemlock woods begins... it has its own charm, but YOUR dump sure is a wonderful secret!!

Anne Marie said...

we've been trying to get our prairie with more flowers by seeds....plants........to a very slow progress

maybe I should just leave it alone and it'll look like that! I WISH!

beautiful dump Carole :)

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Wow! That is not what I remember a town dump looking like! Thank you for the beautiful photos and yes I would want to live in the fabulous house too! Theresa

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

We used to go to the dump in the evening to watch the bears rummage.
There weren't any flowers....just garbage!
Prettiest dump ever! :)

Angela said...

What a beautiful place.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

I'm speechless! Lovely...
Susie

slommler said...

Wow! Some beautiful photos!! Love the flowers...so amazing!
And that is the town dump, huh? Sweet!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

oldgreymare said...

Big, Enormous, Huge, Gigantic SIGH.......

That's your dump? eh? ........WOW

Denise said...

my backyard looks like the town dump. I just wish it looked like THAT town dump! Beautiful! And yes, I was wishing that I lived in that house!

Jacqueline said...

Dear Carole,
Well, it is so pretty that I think you should re-name it. The 'dump' doesn't seem quite appropriate really !!!! Your photos are so lovely. Isn't it a wonderful time of year ?
Have a lovely Sunday, Carole. XXXX

Granny's Place said...

I am speachless what an amazing place!!!! Loved this pictures and fantasize about living in that cottage too.
enjoy the rest of your weekend,
greetz Madelon

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Lovely Photos.....I like them a lote.....
Have a Nice Day
Håkan

It's me said...

Beautiful place to live there!!! wowwww..........that colors !!! i really like it all !!! happy sunday.....blessings from me..................Ria

Evi said...

Oh Carole, what a beautiful place and free compost too, can't ask for more!
Yes it is raining here too, lots and lots of rain. I am sick of it and the endless humidity!!!!!!!!!!
But, weather will always change.
The plants I bought from you are doing well,
hugs, Evi

scrappydee said...

Absolutely beautiful post - thank you so much! i wish I lived in a dump like that! Happy Sunday!

Renee Finberg said...

that IS
what i was thinking.
i loved that house in the distance.

what a gorgeous dump.
xx

plans for backyard greenhouse said...

I like the photos! The flowers are so beautiful! I hope the whole planet is this green! I would be very happy.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Carole, what a gorgeous place! It's like a day in the country...just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing this. xo lidy

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Wow Carole
If this is the dump... bring it on!!! maybe I could live here!!!

Just love love love your images today... storybook beautiful and the 'slightly altered' haha is really beautiful.. mystical... just love them all..

Hope things are good your way.... i'm just a bad absent blogger.. trying to catch up!!! ciao ciao ... xxx Julie

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, I wouldn't mind having such a pretty town dump and that house looks beautiful indeed.
Have a wonderful Sunday! I hope you'll be able to relax a little bit, dear friend.
Hugs to you,
Julia

MARY PERNULA said...

Hi Carole, miss hearing from you, hope all is well.............Anyways I want to live at the dump!!!!!! I also love that rock wall, would give up the eye teeth for that...................Thanks for taking time and sharing you beautiful photo's. XO MARY

Minie said...

Un ravissement ces photos printanières. La nature est si belle, merci pour ces photos. Bien amicalement

Rebecca said...

Hi Carole
Just stopping in to say hey and what beauty you get to see everyday! Even your dump is breath taking! Loved the tour, thank you
Blessings
Rebecca

Lisa said...

Where on earth have I been? I love your blog and how fabulous to find you for the first time at the dump! A gardener after my own heart.
I am visiting via Renee Fineberg's post where she included us in her planters post. So very nice to meet you!
Fondly,
Lisa

Karen said...

Carole, what a beautiful place! I've never known about it!... love the wildflowers...