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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy May Day

Happy Sunday and a rainy May day it is.   O.k. with us,  we will just be sitting in today reading and relaxing.
Some photos of my azaelea ,  the big one that is next to the driveway.

little blurry but a nice site to see from window on Saturday

fringe scents the yard and it's so sweet .   Not so good if you suffer from allergies though.

look forward to their blooms

Back to the first day of May.  It's raining

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Artist home

Garden week in Ashland Virginia.   Steve and I went this year to tour of some of the homes and their gardens.   Pictures were not allowed inside so only outside pictures here.

  I snapped with my cell phone which is not the best way but the only way at the moment as I still haven't found my camera - uugghh!

This home I have wanted to see for some time.   I always ride by it because it is unique in the color pallette and the art that is displayed in the garden surrounding the home.   Not like most neighborhoods where every other house has the same color or same layout, or cookie cutter.

  This home is a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1891 and was the boyhood home of  Christopher Chenery, the owner of Secritariat.
Today and I am taking this information from the brochure given us with the purchase of our ticket stating this home is  a lively contemporary artist home and studio that remains faithful to the home's historical detail.
Concrete art  furniture, paintings, drawings and stained glass.    All of the art done by the owner/artist Charles Sthreshley.   He has spent  40 years renovating, repairing and painting the home his grandparents bought in 1925.

Wished I had gotten picture of the front railing as an elephants head was carved into the railing.
googling - Ashland Virginia garden week,  will bring up a site with pictures for this home.

all of the flowers in individual containers on front porch.

Garden areas showcase his art, and this one I like.

Picture below is taken in the neighborhood 
I liked the look of the tree limbs against the cloudy sky.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

sycamore tavern

Sunday ride through the country made us stop again to check out this pretty old Tavern and the herb garden that I like the layout of so much in back.   Good ideas to be had for this one.

beautiful old chimneys

Massive size

Herb garden surrounded by wooden fence

old boxwood scent the air

this little birdhouse on post to entrance of garden

A walk in the opposite direction to the arbor at the entrance of old school,  I notice that it  is made from two old doors.
What a neat idea.

Happy Sunday

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