One of the rotary clubs in our community sponsors an event called "The Great Garden Escape". With the purchase of a ticket (proceeds to the Rotary Club) we are given admission to some of the beautiful gardens in our area and can tour these places at our leisure. Along with two of my sisters, I have made this an annual event...and we know from experience that we need to start early in the day, if we want to see all the gardens on the list.
Beyond the pool lay open pastures...a most beautiful setting.
As we left the yard, we passed by old farm buildings in immaculate condition...and a vine covered silo which stands as a reminder of a by-gone era.
We toured several urban gardens...and it's always amazing to see what can be done in a small setting.
From inviting front pathways...
...to picture-perfect sitting areas...we saw it all! Oh yes, and did I mention mosquitoes? They also came on the garden tour with us...I'm left with a few reminders.
It was a fun time...and now I need to get out and do some gardening of my own!
The sun is shining, and it looks like a good day to try out that new pole in my backyard. And having lunch on a patio with a friend or two sound sounds like a wonderful idea! Who knows what today will bring?