Saturday, August 20, 2016

Peaceful Garden Tour

Hi there Bloggy Buddies! Once again, it has been too long.. but alas, I am back again.

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of touring a beautiful garden with a local garden club. This lovely paradise, with so many painstakingly gorgeous details, happens to belong to my BFF’s sister Beverly and her husband Wayne. They have both worked diligently on this project, for years.. perhaps. I will share (way too many) pictures I took from that morning.  It is the most peaceful and serene garden I have ever been in. Can you feel it? Also, pieces of their families’ history are intertwined into the space. I just love Rusty Stuff when it is used so creatively!

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I will close with a little story. Beverly and Wayne live next to Bev’s old “homeplace.” One time when I was staying overnight at their house, Carol (my BFF) suggested we (including her two sisters) trek out across the “wilderness” to her grandparents’ place. We did, and eventually got there. However we got lost on the way back home. I would say Carol and I were about 10 or 11 at the time and we were the older chicks in the group. It was traumatic.. but exciting! I would say it was only an hour or less we were “out there” finding our way, but it seemed like forever to four lost girls. We all had on boots which became very caked with mud while walking through the pastures. By the time we finally got back to their house, the boots were so heavy we could hardly walk. And Carol’s Mom was livid! “You girls could have been killed by the mean bull in the pasture!” said She. It is a great memory to me though, and I will remember it always <3 You see, at that time, I was still a young innocent small town girl who thought country life was the bestest thing ever!

Thanks for coming along on the tour. See you soon, I hope!

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14 comments:

Debbie said...

And you haven't changed a bit! Country living is still the best ever. I've never experienced it but you gals that do make me want to really bad! :D It's so good to see you posting today. I love the pictures. So different from where I do my gardening. Their project is a testimony to a lot of hard work and planning using what they have. Must have taken some time! Mine will look simple in comparison today.
I'm trying to blog more often, even if it's a little.
Hope you'll be back soon. We are still enjoying that fiddle CD.
Hugs, Deb

Connie said...

Thank you for the tour . . . I loved the touches of old rusty items mixed into the landscape. Welcome back to blog-land.
Connie :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Remember that t.v. show...ZaZa Gabor, or was it Eva? Country living vs city living...it's country living for me!

Henny Penny said...

It is very peaceful and pretty. It's easy to see all the hard work that went into building this garden.

Michelle said...

This landscape is just beautiful!

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

I think I clearly need a watering can wreath.

Melinda said...

Lovely!

I do enjoy a good Garden Tour.

M : )

Linda Stubbs said...

Life has been sooooo busy, but fun to come over and see how you are. This is just beautiful!!! Hugs to you sweet friend!!!!!!! me

Down On The Farm said...

Those pictures are beautiful. Looks like a fun day!! Great to hear from you :0!!! Have a blessed day my friend!

Linda said...

So beautiful and serene, and your header is absolutely delightful! :)

Farming On Faith said...

I loved the tour. It is great to hear from you.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Gorgeous gardens , kudos to the gardeners for all the hard work and creativeness...
~Jo

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Gorgeous gardens , kudos to the gardeners for all the hard work and creativeness...
~Jo

Missouri Gal said...

I love the mix of hostas and rock. Beautiful idea!

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