Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Deepwood Estate

Another wonderful garden,{it's Spring, what can I say!} this one a little smaller and a little closer, in downtown Salem, open to the public, and surrounding the beautiful house of the Deepwood Estate {which can be toured}. John and I indulged in a short garden ramble in this lovely place after a follow up visit at the hospital only a couple blocks away.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Garden Photos - Take 2

We found a wonderful spot at the back of the house that had this charming door complete with blooming Wisteria over it and lamp above it. Table and chairs also were in this shady spot and were strategically positioned for a spectacular view of Mt. Hood through an opening in the trees.

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"The view from that point was a magnificent one" 

 Ben pestering the fauna.

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This Columbine looks startled that I've dared peek beneath her
frilly pink bonnet.

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Mother's Day Weekend

Although our whole family was together for Mother's Day in our own garden on Saturday {sorry no pictures} Sunday remained open until Shannon suggested an excursion to a garden in Lake Oswego, The Bishop's Close, that we so enjoyed on our girl's weekend a while back. John, Ben, Shannon and I headed up there for the afternoon. It was a perfectly warm and sunny day, almost too warm. {we're not complaining, mind you, we've had so few this spring!}.

The garden was wonderfully in bloom. We love the variety of intimate paths, stone steps, clipped boxwood hedges in wonderful shapes, wide open grassy spaces, and panoramic views overlooking the river and Mt. Hood and of course the flora and fauna; Huge Rhododendron trees, cascading Wisteria, down to small diminutive flowers like Columbine and Primula. 

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Little Grand Daughter in The Garden

"Happiness is something that comes into our lives
 through doors we don't even remember leaving open."
~  Rose Lane ~

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