Friday, September 25, 2015

So long Summer! - Part 2

It's been such a busy week that summer departed on Wednesday with little fanfare.  See below for more photos that celebrate this past summer:

- I first posted about this garden belonging to my aunt's sister-in-law and brother in July.  There are so many photos of it that I could have posted about it 10 times.  The thing that is so interesting about the gardener - she had never gardened before or done any sort of artwork until later in life, when her talent just emerged.  Those fields you see in the distance belong to a working farmer - strawberries and such.

- I smiled at this sign, leaning against the wall in the potting shed - I don't think she'll ever need it.

- She also creates mosaic art pieces.  This was a vase on the kitchen counter and you can see the mosaic back splash there in the background (click to enlarge.)  She collects old china to make these pieces.

- I titled this photo "A good place to sit" - taken along the river walk trail in Murphy, North Carolina.  There were spots like this every now and then along the trail.

- Here was another good place to sit - from the same walk.  That's a stone that one can perch on.

- And ending with Lake Chatuge on Labor Day weekend - first of September.  I began the last post with a photo from here in May, taken just about a quarter mile to the right.  This one is more somber and serene.  I love the thought of this spot as it says goodbye to all the summer visitors, knowing we'll be back again in the spring.

Have a lovely weekend, my friends!


Fireblossom said...

I love all these pictures, and chuckled at the sign!

Hey, did you know that Emmylou is a huge Atlanta Braves fan? I found out she used to carry a pager on tour so she could keep up with their scores.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - how wonderful to be able to be there and share their world. Looks amazing - cheers Hilary

sage said...

A beautiful place--it seems to relaxing and I can see why you enjoy it so

Elephant's Child said...

How very, very beautiful.
Love that sign - and I think most gardeners have found a time, a place, a plant where it is appropriate. Her garden and mosiac art are truly lovely.

Sparkling Red said...

Wow, that's one creative lady. I enjoy gardens that aren't too tidy and controlled. It's better when they're a little wild.

G. B. Miller said...

Summer hasn't yet left Connecticut, and when it does, it will be kicking and screaming.

Riot Kitty said...

That is a lovely garden indeed.

LL Cool Joe said...

My excuse for not caring for our garden enough is that I like it wild and not too tidy. It's not true really, I'd love it to look like Kew Gardens, but I'm too lazy. I hope your weekend was good and you are enjoying this new week.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Great pics you have here in your collection! Love the garden sign!