As promised, some yard photos. Here we are in the spring after I removed yet another section of ivy. This time about a 12 by 20 foot area. I think I have finally removed all I care to....but then again ....that could change.
It is a favorite spot for early morning coffee or early evening coffee or glass of wine. Even Mr. W. is happy. (Why does he have to doubt my vision!)
My veggies are coming in nice. I have a couple kinds of lettuce and peppers, cucumbers, spinach, beets, beans, tomatoes and brussel spouts!
Most recently I spent the day at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. The estate and vision of Alfred I. duPont. It is beautiful gardens and fountains and a conservatory that is second to none. I enjoyed it so much I think I will sign up for a membership. Below, the Italian Water Garden, built in the 1920's. Just like the way I used to cut my grass......ha ha
This was a very interesting plant. Such brilliant colors.
Crazy, bonsai that was started in 1908! It may look normal size but was only about 24 -28 inches tall.
duPont traveled around the world to visit fountains and gardens in England and Europe before designing his garden. Such foresight and imagination and passion this man had.
I did manage a bit of stitching and to finish mon ami pierre design just this morning. I am so glad to check off another 2017 Challenge piece. I started this about 9 years ago and then stopped....for no reason....something else came along and lured me away.
I've already pulled the threads to create my cutting line.
Now I must pick another take-a-long project to work on but after I head outside to work on my secret summer garden project.
Happy stitching all and thanks for stopping by.....