Last Monday we finally got together with Paula and Bill
. We went out for Paula's birthday but first I had to visit the garden.
One of my favorite features is her chicken coop.
When they have guests the two of them come out here and sleep.
I think I'd have sweet dreams sleeping in a bed like this.
Having coffee and oj on this hand painted table would be heaven.
At every corner is something special and nature inspired.
This is the mini version of the main house and is just as charming.
It was a lot darker outside then it looks here so it's a little blurry.
I hardly ever use my flash though I should rethink that.
I was intrigued by this bug.
It was huge!!!!
Paula knew the name of it but I can't remember:)
Fluffing the coleus
A relaxing place to have lunch or dinner. It's a little tucked away under the trees so
the breezes come across the expansive lawn and give some relief in the heat of the day.
which we seem to all be experiencing a lot lately.When are we getting cooler temps?
You might remember this purchase Paula made when we went to the Madison Bouckeville
Antique Show last year.
We all thought it was cool but we were scratching our heads as to what she'd do with it.
....we had no doubt she'd think of something.
Bill rigged it up with a metal pipe up the center and now it's
great for hanging votives candles.
We share the love of hydrangeas and Paula must have over 50 of them. This year with all the rain we had in March they are really spectacular.
After our walk thru the garden we waited for George to arrive.
The four of us
walked over to Gabrielles for dinner.