A nice walk and no dogs, bird attacks or bears on the loose. A perfectly nice calm walk.
I walked 6.2 miles.
Found a penny.
BTW - my little dog nip bite is healing nicely. Looks more like a bruise now.
♡ ♡ ♡ ♡We had a treat for breakfast this morning. I made waffles. Haven't had them for ages. Didn't have any whipped cream but we did top them off with strawberries and syrup.
Today was the garden tour of 4 local home gardens. You could go to any of the gardens in any order from 10:00 till 4:00. We started with the closest one to home.
A Touch of Italy
An Italian garden of vegetables, flowers, fruit trees, and grapes.
This is the walk way to the front door. Those shrubs on the right of the path are the same ones in my yard that I didn't know the name of. The gardener who lives at this house told me they are called Princess Shrubs. He is an older Italian man and we enjoyed talking to him about his gardens.
I loved his vegetable garden.
Here is Ken checking out the grape vines on the side of the house.
These two rock rounds are made out of the rocks he came across in the yard making the gardens.
Though the gardens were the simplest at this house, it was my favorite stop today. Everything was no neat and tidy and seemed very doable and I would love my yard to look like this.
Windy roads in the woods to get to this next house which opened right on the lake and it was a huge beautiful home. The lake is behind me as I took the picture.
It featured this water feature. I took the picture from up on the deck.
Everything was beautiful and seemed like a fantasy place and this stop was Ken's favorite. I'm surprised myself, that this isn't my favorite too. There was just something about the Italian one that drew me to it.
Stop number 3
This one was pretty close to the previous house and was also on the lake. There was a water feature that ran along the whole side of the house. What a great sound to hear a babbling book in your yard all the time.
Stop number 4
A beautiful old house with a huge porch which I LOVED was in town.
There were some raised vegetable garden on both far sides of the property. Didn't get anypictures though.
Flower garden on the side of the house.
There were also some bee hives here too, but no pictures of them either.
The last stop was not at a garden but at Garden Boutique were you could purchase plants and garden related items. It was at Mountainside Marina which is a private place but just for today The Mountain Laurel Garden Club which sponsored the Garden Tour sold donated items for the club.
The whole day was fantastic and we so enjoyed visiting all the places. I still have some things to say about the tour and pictures to share of some special displays that caught my eye today, but will post them another time. This seems to be a lot already for one post.
Hope your day has been a happy and sunny one.happyone : )
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Flowers always make people better,
happier, and more helpful;
they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
~ Luther Burbank
Three Thankful Things for Today
- Beautiful scenery when I walk
- Viewing the gardens and seeing all the beauty
- A perfect weather day for the garden tour - sunny, clouds and a nice cool breeze