While hunting for the right angle to capture the old house I noticed this lovely bed of knock-out roses and daisies running along the side of the building.
As I was snapping away out front I realized the brick walkway led to a patio and I could see someone sitting at the table. Wanting more information on this remarkable old building I headed that way.
I ended up having a nice visit with the owner of the property and during the conversation learned that he had known my father and was friends with one of my brothers. I snapped this shot of the walkway from the patio as I was leaving.
The rear yard turned out to be just as wonderful as the side garden. It was surrounded by a wrought iron fence and included a fishpond, fountain and even a good side vegetable patch.
There was even a few touches of whimsy. Like the above plaque,
and the birdhouse below.
All in all this was a perfect garden to my way of thinking. Colorful, tranquil, secluded and full of just the right amounts of dappled sun and shade with some delightful water sounds.
Linking to Tina's Pic-Story the theme for this Tuesday is
"In the Garden."
Also link to :
Bloomin Tuesday at Ms. Green Thumb Jean
Tuesday Garden Party at An Oregon Cottage
Garden Tuesday at Sidewalk Shoes